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From: Maggie's Farm
Date: 2001-06-19 15:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] how many calories a day?

on 6/19/01 10:36 AM, TR1212@A... at TR1212@A... wrote:

> I'm not sure how many calories a ferret needs a day but I do believe that
> your insulinomic ferret needs more than the baby food. I believe that the
> baby food is to be used as a supplemental food. That they still need a ferret
> food that has all the nutrients ferrets need.

I didn't see the original post but want to add a comment here.

First, if the ferret in question is an old ferret, I wouldn't worry about it
too much.

Miss Stella is insulinomic and since she was first diagnosed, she rarely
eats her kibble, even when she is caged. I am not sure why this is, but have
seen the same thing in a couple of other of my insulinomic ferrets, although
their not eating kibble is not as extreme as Stella's.

I have to work hard to get food into her. She does eat baby food, and duck
soup based on baby food quite readily. But her eating habits have changed.

But she is 7 and so I am just not worrying about it too much. Anything she
wants, she gets. ;-)



yes if it is a younger ferret, you do need to worry about balanced