Message Number: YG2248 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Maggie's Farm
Date: 2001-04-05 19:12:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Should I take him back?

If you have not had these ferrets very long, they may be working out a new
pecking order in your house. Their actions towards each other could very
well change under new circumstances.

Also, the change in households could be causing the diarrhea. Have you
changed their food at all too? But it could just be a stress reaction.

As for the "gumming" sound, if he needs dental work, that could be the
problem. I had one needing cleaning and he ate rather funny trying to work
around the hurt until he got cleaned. Think about how you chew if you have a
sore in your mouth or a tooth that is bothering you.

You might just give this guy some extra love and tlc and see how it goes for
the next few days.