Good feeding

WelFur’s first principle concerns mink’s access to regular and
nourishing feed and water.

Absence of prolonged hunger

Mink’s access to feed is reflected by the layers of fat on their neck, shoulders, hips and stomach. A well-fed mink will be in sufficient body condition, so that e.g. its spine is not visible.

A WelFur assessor will check for mink that are too thin.

Absence of prolonged thirst

Mink should have access to their own drinking water from a well-functioning and clean watering system. The drinking nipple should work properly and be kept clean.

A WelFur assessor will examine whether your watering system is working, and whether it is clean.


  • Make sure your mink aren’t too thin.
  • Make sure the drinking-water system is working properly and is clean.