From: Pat Baby
Date: 2001-03-10 12:34:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ferret not eating
I was amazed when I read your post. I have seven ferts
and my one fellow Flye is about 6 or 7 years old. He
stopped eating and did exactly what you described.
Rubbing his face, grinding his teeth. He was losing
weight at an alarming rate. The vet and I also
suspected a tooth, although he had dental work done just
6 months ago. The same thing though, ear mites, also.
He treated the ear mites. My vet said that some times a
ferret will not chew if the earmites are really
bothering him. A few days later I went in and there was
blood all over his papers and a hard mass in the middle
of it, about the size of a fingernail. Of to the vet we
went again with everything in a little bottle. It
turned out to be a hair ball that he passed during the
Now that the earmites , and the little hair ball is
gone, he is eating well again. It took a while to get
him off Bob's chicken gravy, but he is back to normal.
So, I have again cancelled Flyes funeral arrangements.
I think I have made them three times in the past year.
He keeps bouncing back.
Pat and the fuzzy farm
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