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From: Mother Mannix
Date: 2001-05-11 20:56:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] re on Skinny ferret starving

Oh thank goodness the little one finally is
its cat food ... just get her extra vitamins and see what
happens in a few weeks... bottom line she is eating and that's
great..... have you tried putting ferratone in her chicken
baby food I have one that is picky and he eats the baby food
with ferratone and ferravite in it and eats it like a
pig.....wonderful news... I wouldn't sweat the cat food to
much snowball is young and once past this whole ordeal she has
been through she will want to explore other foods
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----- Original Message -----
From: StarAngels
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2001 2:09 PM

I want to thank all of you that responded to my duck soup
plea here is a
picture of Snowball two day's after getting her.. (hope this
is ok)

let me give you a whole rundown so you all know better whats
going on

I got snowball from the local pound she was taken away from
her owners all
they could tell me was she was filthy and loved to have a
bath. I told them
she was an albino female and flea bitten

I got her home and put her in a cage by herself and gave her
some ferret
food and water she was so skinny she is about 14 /15 weeks
you can feel all
her bones and ribs she would NOT eat the ferret food.. for
two day's tho she
seemed actived and all.. she played with the other ferrets
also now she
would drink water .. everything i tired to give her she
refused then i tried
to put a little ferretvite on her mouth area and i guess
just the smell made
her puke and anything she didn't like she would try to
puke.. i call my vet
and the pounds vet and other rescus places seeking help.
she did see my vet
on the 5th two day's after i got her she then weighted at
.06oz the vet said
she looks great other then she needs weight....... yeah
ok... she also
suggested one what to try for food.. ok.. so i try allt hese
things and more
i think eating one to three kibble of ferret food is NOT
enough.. to keep
her going maybe alive but.. hey.. that isn't good enough for
me!.. then she
got the run's and i figured it was because all she was
getting was vit's in
her water (which is had no lack of water ) so i knew she was
getting some
good stuff but still not enough.. so yesterday after my plea
for duck soup i
got upset and i went to the store and got baby food and she
would not touch
that either.. oH the pepto was only a drop and it didnt'
even go past her
lips ( tho my vet say's to give it to them ).. so then i
said OK and check
mail no duck soup yet.. so then i went to the fridge and i
took out chicken
and meat and hamberger and all meat type products i could
find.. then i went
to ceral for sugars I said there's got to be something she
will eat!!! I
had tried cat food but she didn't want that either..
nothing i tired
worked.. so i said ok went to the store and got a few
different types cat
foods.. and guess what she found one she liked!! and she
pigged out!! yep ..
tho last night she got one stuck in in mouth it was too big
and she was
trying to eat to fast.. :( so.. i broke them all up in
peices NOW she wont'
touch it! ARG! :) so i said fine.. this am I went and got
some Kitten chow
and guess what she ate and ate and ate and ate and ate!..
now sleeping with
a full tummy!!! tho i'm still not happy she's on cat food
i'm happy she's
eating!!!!!!!! and down the road i will try to wean her on
to ferret food
which i myself think is best..

Thank you everyone for all your conserns and help!! Snowball
aks skinny
minny is on the right road i think!!! i will save all infor
i have aquired

mom of Bandit, Lady, Snowball

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