Message Number: YG4994 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Christopher
Date: 2001-06-29 19:00:00 UTC
Subject: Re: ferrers eating rice?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "StarAngels" <starangels@q...> wrote:
> will eating uncooked rice hurt my Bandit?

Absolutely not supposed to be a problem, though if I had one that was
serious about eating it I would be concerned and take it away. It's
rather common practice to fill a big tub with several pounds of rice
and let your ferrets play in it. They love the digging and the
parasite and fungal fears one has from a sandbox are eliminated. Any
accidently ingested rice should pass right through. Now if Bandit has
a penchant for actually eating the rice, then I would take it away.
Accidently eating a little bit and deliberately eating a lot of it
are two very different scenarios. Sounds to me like he is in the accidental catagory since you didn't actually see him chowing down and only noticed it from the other end.