Message Number: YG3695 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-05-17 15:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re Skinny Ferret was Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number

In a message dated 05/17/01 12:29:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< Very playful and full of energy. He seems tohave a normal appetite and
drinks plenty of water. So can anyone give me an idea WHY he is not gaining
weight. He is so thin that i can feel his little ribs and the bones in his
hips. Should I be worried. He seems completely normal, other than thefact
that he is still skinny >>

It doesn't sound like he's having any problems! Some ferrets are thin, some
are more svelte, and some are downright pudgy. With a normal activity and
appetite, I don't think I'd be concerned unless he is losing weight.

Dr. Ruth
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