Message Number: YG4532 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-06-14 01:31:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Slimey Poops

If you have only had her 48hours and she is just starting to have
diarrhea she may have gotten it from your other ferret? How long
have you had the first ferret?
If this is ECE and your first ferret was never exposed to it
he will show signs of illness within a few days. The younger
ferrets tend to do better, and some ferrets only get diarrhea a
decrease in appetite and don't miss a beat otherwise.

When mine had it they had a very bright, neon green diarrhea the first
few days, then slimy yellow, tan or green ones after that.

It could be stress as well, so the best thing is to keep the ferret with
diarrhea in a separate cage so you can tell how much she is drinking and
eating, and if the diarrhea continues start a bland diet- meat baby food
or science A/D and make sure is getting enough water. If starts to
look dehydrated, vomiting, or sluggish bring to a vet for evaluation.

If the diarrhea lasts more than a day or so, bring a sample to the vet
as well, to check for giardia, coccidia, or other infections.


> Hi I am new to the list. I have 2 ferrets, one I just took in from a
> Rescue. The other is about 20 weeks old.
> The one I just took in has diahrea. I have read about ECE, but
> well ... I am hoping it's NOT! The white one had just finished her
> quaranteen so I didn't go ahead and do another one when she arrived
> here. <snip>
> Thank you!
> Rip
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