Message Number: YG4559 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-06-15 07:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Weight Problem!

Of course you can take him to the vet! There are ferret
knowledgeable vets in CA (though I can't point you to one) and vets
are not required to report you if you bring a ferret in.

Two pounds is not much of a beefcake. Even my little female, Penny,
weighs more than that. But that only means you might be a bad judge
of weight. :-) It could be that he has lost his winter weight, but a
visit to the vet is definitely in order. It could also be that he
has shed his winter coat and that will make them look thinner, even
with no weight change.

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Americangirle3@a... wrote:
> My Husband and I rescued a ferret about 2 months ago, and the
little guy was
> a beef cake. I bet he weighed about close to 2 pounds. He
couldn't even
> stand on his hind legs. Anyhow, we have recently moved, and he has
> weight. I mean the weight loss had begun before we moved but
recently we
> have noticed the weight loss more. His previous owner had him in a
one level
> cage, and never let him out to exercise. We were wondering if it
is normal
> that he has lost so much weight due to all of the exercise he gets
> around and playing with his sisters? Or should we be really
> Though, we can't take him to the vet like anyone else can.... Due
to the
> fact that we are in California, and you all are our only hope. I
hope to
> hear from you..:)
> Warm Fuzzies,
> Margie Joseph, Kodi Kujo & Klaire