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From: Lady In The Shoe
Date: 2001-05-20 23:17:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Suggestions on getting ferret

I am glad to here all is better... I had a similar problem
once and it was a little tough getting them back on the right
foods again. There are a number of things that you can try..
But what I found that worked the best for me in this situation
was having the ferret be by him or herself in the cage and put
10 pieces of food in a bowl in the cage ... sounds stupid
maybe but in addition to the big bowl of food not over
whelming the ferret it also let you see how much the munchkin
has eaten and in how long a period of time.. also you can try
putting about 1 tablespoons of duck soup in a zip lock bag
with a small amount of kibble and shake it around just enough
to get a little in the dry food and put it in the bowl for the
ferret..Hope this is helpful and good luck,
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----- Original Message -----
From: MGILists-VA
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2001 6:37 PM
to eat??

Our 7-year-old ferret Max just had his teeth cleaned a week
ago. Before that, he had been eating 2 cubes of duck soup 2x
day, to keep his weight up (which it did!!). Max had shown
signs of insulinoma in the winter, but we determined that
the reason he got so thin then and wasn't eating was because
of the infected tooth he had, plus the gingivitis and mouth

So I put him on duck soup until Dr. XXXXX opened his new
practice and then had the teeth taken care of. However, Max
still won't eat any solid food, unless they're tartar
control cat treats. Dr. XXXXX doesn't want him on a soft
diet, because he's absolutely the picture of health, and
this is not a long-term nutritional fix for him. His gums
are now beautiful and pink, the infection (and problem tooth
are gone), and the mouth ulcer is all but gone.

I have purchased the Totally Ferrets for older ferrets on
the advice of a few people, to see if he'll eat that, but
until it arrives, can anyone suggest ways to get him weaned
back on kibble? He's getting way too much sugar and not
enough of the stuff he needs with duck soup, but I fear he
is SPOILED!! :)

Any advice is welcome.

Amy, Dave, Sarah & Paul
(and their gaggle of giggling ferrets)
RIP Ian, Elektra, Claudia & Sidney

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