Message Number: YG2022 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-04-02 00:21:00 UTC
Subject: Re: my baby boy

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., cracker_kct@h... wrote:
> hey I came here once before and got some great help and I'm hoping
> get a little more. I bought two male ferrets on October 7 of 00
> I love those little boys more than anything! Max is my sister's
> ferret and Goma (spanish for rubber) is mine. When we got them Max
> was much smaller than Goma. They were 5-7 weeks old but they'd
> into the store at the same time. Well now, Goma is much smaller
> Max. I've been just thinking that it's just that max is going to
> bigger. But now after a few months I'm trying to decide if he's
> going to be small or if I need to get him some serious help. These
> are my first two so naturally I'm going to judge them based on the
> other one. The have shown favor of a few foods all of them within
> the required health limits of a ferret with the whole protein fat
> fiber...

Even though they came into the store at the same time, unless they
are from the same litter, there is little reason to believe that they
should resemble each other in size. Ferrets are individuals - some
larger, some small, some fatter, some thinner.

If Goma is eating an appropriate ferret chow, has good activity, no
diarrhea or vomiting, and everything else just looks good - there is
most likely no problem here.

With kindest regards,

Bruce H. Williams, DVM, DACVP
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