From: Sidsel L. Espersen
Date: 2001-03-13 03:13:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] New Ferret/Keizo
4. Get him 2 shots, since you don't know his history. This is
what we normally do with shelter ferrets or recues.
1. Switch gradually...you know...
Haha way much help I am this morning... :(
From: steve austin [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 13 March, 2001 5:06 AM
1~He refuses anything but cat food, no treats, nothing, how
do I change his
2~He is acting somewhat depressed. Can he maybe be missing
his other family?
A~What can I do to relieve this,
B~How can I tell if it is depression, or just tired.
3~Can anyone give me some pointers, I have never "rescued" a
ferret, it is
hard, and I just am so curious as to what kind of life he
has had in the
past. Is their any behavior specific I should be looking
I am taking him to the vet on Wednesday, but I have stated
at FOB I really do
not care for my vet here, so I am hoping with this new kid I
will also get a
4~Should I get him all shots, since I do not know what shots
Thanks to all,
Heres a pic....I named him Keizo.
Kris & the Fabulous 4
I usually quarantine the new one at least 2 weeks, two
reasons. First is I need to make sure is vaccinated well,
and look for signs of ECE, or diarrhea like from coccidia-
wouldn't want that in with my crew.
I get them the distemper and rabies, and go back in 2-3weeks
for distemper booster.
I found it takes a week or so to see how the ferret is, need
to get used to me,and start to feel comfortable to play,e
xplore,etc. It is also easy to tell more about them in
their own cage so can monitor food and poop.
I just threw the food I mix into the bowl and all 8 I took
in over the last year just ate it, luck I guess. However, I
do mix 4 different kibbles, 3 ferret, and one is a cat food.
SO, I guess they may have picked out what they were used
to. One doesn't like ferretone, or ferretvite- may not
really be a ferret. LOL She does love a little meat baby
food warmed up as a treat.
If he does like ferretone, put a little on the food you want
to switch to and mix it into the cat food all together.
Slowly decrease cat and increase ferret.
Anyway, maybe the cat is o.k.( I know I know), but if that
is all he'll eat start there, and try to mix in the other.
Just curious, he has a narrower face, looks a lot like one I
took in, this ferret has a real plush fur, and a narrow
face, and I don't think is a MF- I have to check and see if
any tattoos. I am also wondering where they came from,a nd
what there life was before.
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