Ingredient Database:

Simple Definition: A starch (carbohydrate) obtained from the roots of the cassava plant.

Our Comments:

If you're having any difficulty understanding what tapioca is, I would compare it to something like "potato starch". Both are extracted starch from tuberous roots.
Tapioca serves as a binder or filler only; it is almost 100% carbohydrate, and contains little nutritional value for a ferret.

Categories this ingredient falls under:

Vegetable: This is not a natural part of a ferret's diet, and may not be not well digested. A small amount of vegetables is typically needed to bind meat together in kibble, and vegetables are sometimes used to provide needed vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, vegetables are often added in larger amounts as 'filler' to reduce the ingredients cost for the manufacturer, so watch out for how high up on the ingredients list they appear.

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