Message Number: YG2111 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Chris Lloyd
Date: 2001-04-03 12:56:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Adrenal/insulinoma in other

Hi Jerry, most UK ferrets 85% + are kept outside and a lot of
these now have an play area to run around in. Early neutering
is not done in the UK, most vets will not even spay dogs or
cats until they have had their first season so ferrets end up
being done at around 8 months. Very few ferret owners have
their ferrets spayed or castrated. You have to remember there
are 2 quite distinct types of ferret owner in the UK, the
country living totally working non pet ferret is I think still
in the majority and is still in some cases just a disposable
tool. The pet ferret working or not does at least get to see a
vet when ill and many of these are neutered. You may find old
stile working ferreters feeding bread and milk but most now
feed carcass of some type. Nearly all house ferrets just get
kibble while people like me who can work their ferrets feed
mainly meat with kibble as a backup food. Now with the UK
countryside shut due to F & M most ferrets must be getting
kibble. Chris

Chris Lloyd ICQ no. 44575318
Wessex Ferret Club Southampton. UK.
The Pack