Wysong Ferret Archetypal-1 Diet
Wysong Ferret Archetypal-1™ Diet
Wysong Diets seek to emulate the food ferrets eat in the wild, the diet for which they are genetically programmed. Archetypal-1 more closely achieves this goal than any other food because it contains no grains or starches and thus does not contribute to the carbohydrate glut diseases of the ferret. It is naturally preserved with Wysong Oxherphol™ antioxidant, Nutri-Pak™ oxygen- and light-barrier packaging. Also free of non-nutritional additives, such as color, texture, and taste.
- Not heated in any stage of production as heat destroys nutrients
- Meets the nutritional needs of ferrets
- Rich in enzymes and probiotic cultures
- Rich in ammino acids such as taurine, arginine, and L-carnitine
- Contains no grains or starches which contribute to poor coat and skin quality and pancreatic disorders
- Great for use as a singular food, meal, or supplement
Chicken Hearts, Chicken Livers, Ground Chicken Bone, Grass Powders, Apple,
Blueberry, Cranberry, Plums, Flax Seed, Fish Oil, Lecithin, Seaweed, Grape Skin
and Seed Extract (source of resveratrol), Mixed Vitamin E Tocopherols, Citric
Acid (antioxidant), Oregano, Rosemary, and Sage Extracts (herbal antioxidants
and preservatives), Inulin (source of prebiotics), Probiotics (Dried Bacillus
subtilis Fermentation Product, Dried Enterococcus faecium Fermentation Product,
Dried Lactobacillus plantarum Fermentation Product, Dried Lactococcus lactis
Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus casei Fermentation Product, Dried
Lactobacillus acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus lactis
Fermentation Product), Dried Yeast Culture (source of vitamins, enzymes,
prebiotics), Dried Aspergillus oryzae Fermentation Product (source of enzymes),
Dried Aspergillus niger Fermentation Product (source of enzymes), Choline
Chloride, Ascorbic Acid, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E
Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Calcium Pantothenate,
Thiamine Mononitrate, Copper Proteinate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin
Supplement, Vitamin A Acetate, Folic Acid, Biotin, Vitamin B12Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement.
Crude Protein (min)........45.0%
Crude Fat (min).............35.0%
Crude Fiber (max)...........2.8%
Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by Janay Amazing Results
I use this in conjunction with Epigen 90 and my ferret loves it. He picks it out and eats it first. Since I added it to the Epigen, his coat has become incredibly soft and shiny and he looks great. I haven't noticed any of the hard bits that people have noticed with the archetypal diets when I break it up for him. Definitely a bit pricey, and requires some prep to feed (it's either huge chunks or a soft powder with no in-between), but I still recommend it as an adjunct to Epigen 90. It's definitely worth the extra money and effort.
April 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Liz Love it
My ferrets go absolutely crazy for this stuff no matter what form it's in. I love that it's closer to their natural diet than regular kibble. The price is a little steep, but I think it's worth it. I see some reviewers complaining about having to grind it up to remove sharp objects, but really? You can't take a minute out of your day for your ferret's well-being?
July 19, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5 by Cheryl Sharp Objects
My ferret likes Archetypal-1, and i like the company concept behind the product. Problem is that I have to carefully crumble each piece practically to dust in order to check for some very sharp objects and chunks that would cause a blockage in ferrets. I don't know why they can't grind this down finer so that this wouldn't be an issue.
So if you purchase this, make sure you go through every tiny amount for very sharp bits, probably bone chips and thick hard chunks that would certainly cause an intestinal blockage.
March 5, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5 by Shelly Unhelpful staff
Wysong sent a new batch of archtypal 1 for ferrets. There was no notice on the package that this was a new formula nor was I told anything when I ordered. This 'new' food is full of hard suff that could easily cause a blockage in a ferret. NO ONE at Wysong wants to hear this. All I get is generic emails about this 'healthful' food. They refuse to let me speak to anyone who is ferret knowledgeable. I will never feed any of their products again. They are hostile and uncooperative and won't own up to the junk that is in their food. Read some of the reviews about their dog food.
January 17, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rebecca Okay food...
Ares and Pandora did not like this food mixed with water to add the moisture back to it. I did read the other reviews and saw that some ferrets never took to it. Nor did my two ferrets… They love it sprinkled on their food dry. I tried this while Ares and Pandora was still on the moist food. Pandora how ever did eat and try some of it. Ares would not touch it in moist form. Now that I use it dry they love it! I wanted something more natural for them tell I got them to eat mice and such. This is better then the kibble… Just not for every ferret. If your ferret will not eat it moist try it dry sprinkled in their food or vise versa...
December 31, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lindsey Yum-ie!
This is a premium food product so you will pay a premium price. But, my ferret LOVES both the I and II. I feed all my animals products that have as few additives as possible. This is a super product to use as a supplement, treat or main feed.
August 24, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lisa Best food ferret.com offers
If you want your ferrets to be happy, live longer and healthier lives, feed this food! It's the closest thing to a natural diet you can get in kibble form. They will have more energy, softer fur, and not crash after playing for an hour. Some ferrets will not like the texture though, and so it will take a longer time to switch them over. But this is their health we're talking about, so it's worth it.
March 25, 2010