Raw and Whole Prey Providers

A few notes on commercial raw:

 – BALANCED Grinds/Minces are balanced with appropriate muscle, bone, heart, and organ content. WHOLE ANIMAL grinds are considered balanced.

 – “UNBALANCED” Grinds/Minces are grinds that may have a varied mix of muscle, bones, heart, and organs but not in the precise proportions that ferrets need. This does not mean that these grinds are bad to feed; however, feeding these grinds requires very careful planning and calculations to achieve the appropriate ratios of: 10% organs (at least 1/2 liver), 10% heart, 10-15% bone, and 65-70% muscle.

 – Frankenprey: These are your “grocery store” or “whole piece” meats – muscles, bones, organs, and heart individually, and sometimes cleaned whole animals.

Other Meat Sources: Don’t forget to shop locally! Check out local butchers, whole-prey breeders (rodents, rabbits, quail, etc), AND local Raw Feeding Co-Ops!

DISCLAIMER

HFF is not affiliated with any of the listed companies. Please know that commercial products are frequently subject to formula changes, which we do not monitor. If a product/company is listed as balanced here or on their site, this DOES NOT GUARANTEE that it is appropriately balanced for your ferret. Please read ingredient lists, and contact each company with any specific questions. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH before purchasing a product.

US Providers

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Also see: North America Providers

Grandma Addie’s Carnivore Kitchen: sells balanced raw grinds made specifically for ferrets! Also sells soup and frankenprey. Owner is a member of Holistic Ferret Forum. 

Darwin’s Pets Natural Selection Raw Cat Food Darwin’s grinds are completely balanced grinds with sufficient taurine to meet your ferret’s needs and NO vegetable matter added. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from Darwin’s Website.

Nature’s Variety Instincts Raw Food: NV grinds for cats are completely balanced grinds with sufficient taurine to meet your ferret’s needs, but do have 5% vegetable matter added. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from multiple retailers and online stores. NV has been used for years by many of our forum members and is a reliable and reputable brand

Raw Feeding Miami: Balanced Grinds, Frankenprey, and Freeze Dried

My Pet CarnivoreSells grinds (whole animal, and non-balanced grinds) and Frankenprey. Great variety with reasonable prices. In addition to their online store, MPC has multi-state routes and if you are lucky enough to be near one of their stops, you can save significantly on shipping costs. MPC has been used for years by many of our forum members and admin and is a very reliable and reputable brand.

Hare TodaySells grinds (whole animal, and non-balanced grinds), Frankenprey, and whole prey. Great variety with reasonable prices. HT has been used for years by many of our forum members and admin and is a very reliable and reputable brand.

Stella and Chewy’s FELINE Formulas: Balanced grinds and freeze dried raw. Note the Canine Formulas are NOT properly balanced for cats and ferrets as they lack sufficient taurine. There have been some recent formula changes.

Woody’s Pet Food Deli: Sells whole animal and non-balanced grinds

Rebel Raw: Sells balanced grinds and Frankenprey

Thogersen Family Farm: Sells whole animal grinds and 80/10/10 grinds (Note: heart/taurine content has not been verified by our team)

RawDeliveryMN: Sells 80/10/10 grinds (Note: heart/taurine content has not been verified by our team)

Perfectly Raw: Sells balanced grinds and Frankenprey

Stella and Chewy’s FELINE Formulas: Balanced grinds and freeze dried raw. Note the Canine Formulas are NOT properly balanced for cats and ferrets as they lack sufficient taurine. There have been some recent formula changes.

Bravo Raw Cat Foods: Bravo sells boneless grinds, “basic grinds” (contain bones, heart, and organs but percentages not listed so do not assume they are properly balanced), and “frozen blends” which are unbalanced grinds containing vegetable matter (unknown percentage!).

Vital Essentials Raw Cat Foods (VitalCat): VE sells frozen raw grinds (patties and chubs) and freeze dried foods which they claim as “Complete and Balanced.” However, their frozen and freeze dried raw varieties both contain goat’s milk (see Why Ferrets Should Not Have Milk of Any Kind), and are NOT properly balanced. Their formulas (as reported by VE themselves via email correspondence with our admins) contain 45% muscle, 45% organ, and 10% bone – this is entirely too much organ for a ferret (and cat).

VE also sells Freeze Dried Cat Treats, which consist of entirely meat-based ingredients and would be appropriate for treats for cats or ferrets (but not as a primary diet source).

Casey’s Hidden Pantry (US): Sells a variety of grinds and freeze dried items available for shipping throughout North America

Feed This: Balance UNCLEAR!

K9 Naturals’ Feline Naturals: This company refused to divulge the ratios of heart, organ, muscle, and bone in their foods when contacted. As such we know nothing of the balance of their products and do NOT recommend this company or their products. Without knowing the ratios in these products, a properly balanced diet cannot be provided which is dangerous to the health of your raw fed pets.

Grandma Addie’s Carnivore Kitchen: sells balanced raw grinds made specifically for ferrets! Also sells soup and frankenprey. Owner is a member of Holistic Ferret Forum. 

My Pet CarnivoreSells grinds (whole animal, and non-balanced grinds) and Frankenprey. Great variety with reasonable prices. In addition to their online store, MPC has multi-state routes and if you are lucky enough to be near one of their stops, you can save significantly on shipping costs. MPC has been used for years by many of our forum members and admin and is a very reliable and reputable brand.

Hare TodaySells grinds (whole animal, and non-balanced grinds), Frankenprey, and whole prey. Great variety with reasonable prices. HT has been used for years by many of our forum members and admin and is a very reliable and reputable brand.

Raw Feeding Miami: Balanced Grinds, Frankenprey, and Freeze Dried

Rebel Raw: Sells balanced grinds and Frankenprey

Perfectly Raw: Sells balanced grinds and Frankenprey

Primal Pastures: Sells Frankenprey

The Rodent Barn: located in Montana. Incredibly friendly owner with great stock and great prices. Particularly inexpensive shipping if you live in the Pacific Northwest.

RodentPro: A very reputable company with a wide variety of whole prey options. Reasonable pricing per prey item, but you must order in bulk to make shipping worthwhile. They often have a booth at local Reptile Shows – a great way to save on shipping costs if you have a local Reptile Show. RodentPro has been used for years by many of our forum members and admin and is a very reliable and reputable brand.

Hare TodaySells grinds (whole animal, and non-balanced grinds), Frankenprey, and whole prey. Great variety with reasonable prices. HT has been used for years by many of our forum members and admin and is a very reliable and reputable brand.

American Rodent Supply: Flat rate shipping withing the contiguous US starting at $29.

Layne Labs

Mice Direct

Big Cheese Rodents

Nature’s Variety Instincts Raw Food: NV grinds for cats are completely balanced grinds with sufficient taurine to meet your ferret’s needs, but do have 5% vegetable matter added. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from multiple retailers and online stores. NV has been used for years by many of our forum members and is a reliable and reputable brand

Raw Feeding Miami: Balanced Grinds, Frankenprey, and Freeze Dried

Stella and Chewy’s FELINE Formulas: Balanced grinds and freeze dried raw. Note the Canine Formulas are NOT properly balanced for cats and ferrets as they lack sufficient taurine. There have been some recent formula changes.

Casey’s Hidden Pantry (US): Sells a variety of grinds and freeze dried items available for shipping throughout North America

Freeze Dried TREATS (NOT Balanced Meals):

*Note that freeze dried TREATS are NOT a balanced meal, but great treats. Be sure to always READ THE INGREDIENT LIST of any product you purchase prior to feeding it to your ferrets, so that you can determine if it should be fed, and in what capacity.

Check out the Rabbit Breeders Index to find rabbit breeders near you!

Canadian Providers

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Also see: North America Providers

Also see: Vancouver Island Raw Feeding Co-Op

Red Dog Blue Kat Cat Meals: Red Dog Blue Kat grinds are completely balanced grinds with sufficient taurine to meet your ferret’s needs, but do have 2% vegetable matter added. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from multiple retailers and online stores. Red Dog Blue Kat has been used by several of our forum members and some admin and is a reliable and reputable brand.

Carnivora: Ground whole animal carcass (balanced grinds) and Frankenprey

Crazy Dog Raw: Sells non-balanced grinds and Frankenprey. Great protein variety available.

Growlies: Sells a variety of grinds for cats (balance not verified – do your own research please) and frankenprey

Canada Raw: Sells a variety of grinds for cats (balance not verified – do your own research please) and frankenprey

Heronview: Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Totally Raw Dog Food: Sells grinds for dogs, as well as some frankenprey and dehydrated treats. Note that the grinds are formulated for dogs and heart/taurine content has NOT been verified; taurine supplementation recommended if using this product.

Mountain Dog: Frankenprey meats and grinds – grinds NOT all properly balanced for ferrets

Casey’s Hidden Pantry (US): Sells a variety of grinds and freeze dried items available for shipping throughout North America

Carnivora: Ground whole animal carcass (balanced grinds) and Frankenprey

Crazy Dog Raw: Sells non-balanced grinds and Frankenprey. Great protein variety available.

Growlies: Sells a variety of grinds for cats (balance not verified – do your own research please) and frankenprey

Canada Raw: Sells a variety of grinds for cats (balance not verified – do your own research please) and frankenprey

Heronview: Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Totally Raw Dog Food: Sells grinds for dogs, as well as some frankenprey and dehydrated treats. Note that the grinds are formulated for dogs and heart/taurine content has NOT been verified; taurine supplementation recommended if using this product.

Mountain Dog: Frankenprey meats and grinds – grinds NOT all properly balanced for ferrets

Casey’s Hidden Pantry (US): Sells a variety of grinds and freeze dried items available for shipping throughout North America

Recorp Inc: “Insects, rats, mice, quail. Ontario based, but say they will ship anywhere.”

Canadian Mouse Man

JandM Rabbit Farm: “Jim and Margaret Oosterhof have been in business for a number of years, producing rabbits for the human and pet food market. They sell live and frozen, and newborn to adult sizes (the 1-2 week old are perfect for whole-prey feeding to ferrets). Located in Lethbridge, AB, but they make regular trips to Calgary. I also highly recommend their ‘Bunny Gold’ rabbit manure for your garden.”

Really Rodent

Big Cheese Rodents: US based but does International Shipping “The Big Cheese Rodent Factory has customers all over the world. We are able to ship to most countries via air freight. To inquire about your international order please call our sales office at 800-887-0921”

Snake Snax: “Located near the heart of Canada, we here at Snake Snax are proud to announce we are now shipping frozen feeder rats Canada wide. We take pride in raising our top quality rodents, and offer some of the best prices with free shipping on orders over $400.”

Nature’s Variety Instincts Raw Food: NV grinds for cats are completely balanced grinds with sufficient taurine to meet your ferret’s needs, but do have 5% vegetable matter added. They are relatively inexpensive and can be purchased from multiple retailers and online stores. NV has been used for years by many of our forum members and is a reliable and reputable brand

Raw Feeding Miami: Balanced Grinds, Frankenprey, and Freeze Dried

Stella and Chewy’s FELINE Formulas: Balanced grinds and freeze dried raw. Note the Canine Formulas are NOT properly balanced for cats and ferrets as they lack sufficient taurine. There have been some recent formula changes.

Freeze Dried TREATS (NOT Balanced Meals):

*Note that freeze dried TREATS are NOT a balanced meal, but great treats. Be sure to always READ THE INGREDIENT LIST of any product you purchase prior to feeding it to your ferrets, so that you can determine if it should be fed, and in what capacity.

Check out the List of Rabbit Breeders to find rabbit breeders near you!

Australian Providers

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Also see: Australian Providers

Know a Balanced Raw Grinds provider in AUS? Contact us at holisticferretforum@gmail.com to request we add it to the listing

Pets Tucker: Unbalanced grinds and chicken necks for frankenprey

Instincto: Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Hear Me Raw Pet Food: “Family owned business selling species appropriate fresh raw meat for dogs and cats.”

Something Wild: Minces (unbalanced) and Frankenprey items. Something Wild specialises in a range of Wild Game meats produced right here in SA and sourced from around the country. The products available include kangaroo, wild pork, wild goat, wild venison, rabbits, hares, crocodile and other exotic game meats.

O’Hallorans Spreyton Butchery: local Tasmanian butcher; no webpage available. Exact products sold not certain.

Ulverstone Pet Food Works: Pet food store in Tasmania, no webpage available. Exact products sold not certain.

Pets Tucker: Unbalanced grinds and chicken necks for frankenprey

Adelaide Central Market: Sells bulk meat; requires in-person pickup

The Corner Chicken Shop: “Examples of what they have: Poussin (aka Spatchcock), Quail + Quail Eggs, Duck + Duck fat, Crocodile, Wild Rabbit, Turkey, Kangaroo, Chicken etc”

Something Wild: Minces (unbalanced) and Frankenprey items. Something Wild specialises in a range of Wild Game meats produced right here in SA and sourced from around the country. The products available include kangaroo, wild pork, wild goat, wild venison, rabbits, hares, crocodile and other exotic game meats.

 

O’Hallorans Spreyton Butchery: local Tasmanian butcher; no webpage available. Exact products sold not certain.

Ulverstone Pet Food Works: Pet food store in Tasmania, no webpage available. Exact products sold not certain.

Rodent Farm: Sells mice, rats, quail and chicken

BioSupplies: “I recently bought from BioSupplies so I will write a short review. Bio Supplies seemed to be the cheapest whole prey provider I could find online in Australia. They have a base shipping price of $25, however It could vary depending on how much you buy. …. I really liked the overall ordering experience. I would recommend them for sure and will be buying more from them in the future.” See Forum Review

Pisces Enterprises: Sells frozen feeders (including mice, rats, quail, and rabbit) and live insects

Know a Freeze Dried Raw provider in AUS? Contact us at holisticferretforum@gmail.com to request we add it to the listing

Know a rabbit breeder in AUS? Contact us at holisticferretforum@gmail.com to request we add it to the listing

European (UK) Providers

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Kiezebrink: Whole prey, minces (balanced and non-balanced). Shipping to UK, and some of the rest of Europe.

Primal Raw: Sells “complete” (NOTE: heart/taurine content not verified, recommend taurine supplementation vs contacting the company to verify taurine content), unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Raw Pet Supplies UK: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Nutriment: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and raw bones

Nature’s Menu: Sells balanced grinds (formulated for cats, dog formulas may not have adequate taurine) and treats. Contains 4% vegetable matter.

Raw to Go: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

They Love It: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Kiezebrink: Whole prey, minces (balanced and non-balanced). Shipping to UK, and some of the rest of Europe.

Bella & Duke: unclear if products are appropriately  balanced for ferrets. Products may contain vegetable matter. Please contact the company for more details.

Primal Raw: Sells “complete” (NOTE: heart/taurine content not verified, recommend taurine supplementation vs contacting the company to verify taurine content), unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Naturaw: Sells unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Raw Pet Supplies UK: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Nutriment: Sells balanced and unbalanced grinds, and raw bones

Nature’s Menu: Sells balanced grinds (formulated for cats, dog formulas may not have adequate taurine) and treats. Contains 4% vegetable matter.

Manifold Valley Meats: Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Durham Animal Feeds: Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Raw to Go: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

They Love It: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Natural Instinct: Sells unbalanced grinds

Kiezebrink: Whole prey, minces (balanced and non-balanced). Shipping to UK, and some of the rest of Europe.

Primal Raw: Sells “complete” (NOTE: heart/taurine content not verified, recommend taurine supplementation vs contacting the company to verify taurine content), unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Naturaw: Sells unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Raw Pet Supplies UK: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Nutriment: Sells balanced and unbalanced grinds, and raw bones

Manifold Valley Meats: Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Durham Animal Feeds: Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Raw to Go: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

They Love It: Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Kiezebrink: Whole prey, minces (balanced and non-balanced). Shipping to UK, and some of the rest of Europe.

Exotic Pets: Whole prey and insects

Big Cheese Rodents: US based but does International Shipping “The Big Cheese Rodent Factory has customers all over the world. We are able to ship to most countries via air freight. To inquire about your international order please call our sales office at 800-887-0921”

HoneyBrook Farm

Know a Freeze Dried Raw provider in the UK? Contact us at holisticferretforum@gmail.com to request we add it to the listing

Know a meat rabbit breeder in the UK? Contact us at holisticferretforum@gmail.com to request we add it to the listing

European (Other than UK) Providers

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For a list sorted by Country (with notes on what countries each company ships to) see: European Providers

Kiezebrink: Whole prey, minces (balanced and non-balanced). Shipping to UK, and some of the rest of Europe.

Primal Raw: Sells “complete” (NOTE: heart/taurine content not verified, recommend taurine supplementation vs contacting the company to verify taurine content), unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

La Tourterelle Des Bois: (BE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

Haustierkost: (DE) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, frankneprey, and whole prey

Animal Food Express: (NL) sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, frankenprey, and whole prey

Lempimuona: (FI) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Petkis: (ES) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

BARF Foder: (SE) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Kiezebrink: Whole prey, minces (balanced and non-balanced). Shipping to UK, and some of the rest of Europe.

Primal Raw: Sells “complete” (NOTE: heart/taurine content not verified, recommend taurine supplementation vs contacting the company to verify taurine content), unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Das Tier Hotel BARF Shop: (DE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

Haustierkost: (DE) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, frankneprey, and whole prey

Frostfutter: (DE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

BARFUS: (LV) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

Animal Food Express: (NL) sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, frankenprey, and whole prey

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Foggi’s Dog Treats – meat, nothing else!: (AT) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and frankenprey

Frostfutter Preleberg: (AT, DE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and frankenprey. Grinds may contain some vegetable matter.

RIGTIG Hundemad: (DK) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and frankenprey

Kragborg Råfoder: (DK) Sells unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

ZooPlus: (DK) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and frankenprey

Mush BARF: (DK) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and limited frankenprey

Original BARF: (DK) Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Vauhti Raksu: (FI) Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Lempimuona: (FI) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Kennel Rehu: (FI) Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Pasja Mesnica: (SLO) Sells grinds (balance not verified) and frankenprey. “Največja izbira surovega mesa, naravno posušenih priboljškov in dodatkov za pse po ugodnih cenah.” (The largest selection of raw meat, naturally dried treats and dog supplements at affordable prices.)

Naturcanin: (ES) Sells grinds (balance not verified) and frankenprey

Nutricone: (ES) Sells unbalanced grinds 

Petkis: (ES) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Jipotimas: (SE) Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

BARF Foder: (SE) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

BARF and More: (CH) Sells grinds (balance not verified) and frankenprey

Goldenway: (CH) Sells grinds (balance not verified) and frankenprey

Kiezebrink: Whole prey, minces (balanced and non-balanced). Shipping to UK, and some of the rest of Europe.

Primal Raw: Sells “complete” (NOTE: heart/taurine content not verified, recommend taurine supplementation vs contacting the company to verify taurine content), unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

La Tourterelle Des Bois: (BE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

Haustierkost: (DE) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, frankneprey, and whole prey

Frostfutter: (DE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

BARFUS: (LV) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

Animal Food Express: (NL) sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, frankenprey, and whole prey

Puro Menu: (ES) frankenprey

Foggi’s Dog Treats – meat, nothing else!: (AT) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and frankenprey

Frostfutter Preleberg: (AT, DE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and frankenprey. Grinds may contain some vegetable matter.

RIGTIG Hundemad: (DK) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and frankenprey

Kragborg Råfoder: (DK) Sells unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

ZooPlus: (DK) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and frankenprey

Mush BARF: (DK) Sells grinds (balance not verified), and limited frankenprey

Original BARF: (DK) Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Vauhti Raksu: (FI) Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Lempimuona: (FI) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Kennel Rehu: (FI) Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

Pasja Mesnica: (SLO) Sells grinds (balance not verified) and frankenprey. “Največja izbira surovega mesa, naravno posušenih priboljškov in dodatkov za pse po ugodnih cenah.” (The largest selection of raw meat, naturally dried treats and dog supplements at affordable prices.)

Naturcanin: (ES) Sells grinds (balance not verified) and frankenprey

Petkis: (ES) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

Jipotimas: (SE) Sells unbalanced grinds and frankenprey

BARF Foder: (SE) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, and frankenprey

BARF and More: (CH) Sells grinds (balance not verified) and frankenprey

Goldenway: (CH) Sells grinds (balance not verified) and frankenprey

Kiezebrink: Whole prey, minces (balanced and non-balanced). Shipping to UK, and some of the rest of Europe.

Big Cheese Rodents: US based but does International Shipping “The Big Cheese Rodent Factory has customers all over the world. We are able to ship to most countries via air freight. To inquire about your international order please call our sales office at 800-887-0921”

HoneyBrook Farm

Futtertiere: (AT) whole prey and insects

La Tourterelle Des Bois: (BE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

HP Reptiles: (DK) Sells whole prey

Das Tier Hotel BARF Shop: (DE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

Haustierkost: (DE) Sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, frankneprey, and whole prey

Frostfutter: (DE) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

Zuzana Vargova: (DE) Whole Prey

BARFUS: (LV) Sells grinds (balance not verified), frankenprey, and whole prey

Snake Food: (SLO) whole prey and live food

Pandora Falcon: (ES) whole prey

Snake Station: (CH) whole prey

Animal Food Express: (NL) sells balanced grinds, unbalanced grinds, frankenprey, and whole prey

Ice Mice: (FL) whole prey

Know a Freeze Dried Raw provider in the EU? Contact us at holisticferretforum@gmail.com to request we add it to the listing

Know a meat rabbit breeder in the EU? Contact us at holisticferretforum@gmail.com to request we add it to the listing