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From: StarAngels
Date: 2001-06-29 22:19:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] Re: ferrers eating rice?

first off i can't beleive i spelt ferrets wrong :) (yes i can
LOL) I think i will take it away he like's noodles too. tho
he's not aloud to have them. i feel better I'm a worry wort
anyways with my babies so better safe then sorry.. any other
type of idea's as to play time digging that's clean? IF SO
please send it to me OFFLIST thanks
----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2001 4:00 PM

--- 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
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.


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