Message Number: YG3665 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mary R. Shefferman
Date: 2001-05-17 07:51:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Ferrets & peanuts

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Ferretworld" <enquiries@f...> wrote:
> Can anyone tell me if peanut brittle is OK for ferrets? This is
peanuts in a candy coating. I know there is peanut butter crunch by 8
in 1 and my ferret used to love it but here in the UK, Customs
decided to ban it. Its the peanuts I'm worried about in case of
> From Simon and the Ten

Peanuts & nuts in general are a potential cause of intestinal
blockage in ferrets. A friend's ferret got blocked by a piece of a
peanut in chunky peanut butter several years ago. The peanut butter
crunch treat by 8 in 1 has peanut butter chips in it. They are soft.
If you want to give your ferret a peanutty treat, try a *little* bit
of smooth peanut butter (no sugar added, if you can get it). Candy in
general is not a good idea for ferrets.

--Mary & the Fuzzies