Message Number: YG5546 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-15 20:01:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] fish and ferrets

I've heard on one of the ferret lists that a feeder goldfish was a good
ferret toy. If you didn't mind the mess of a ferret catching &/or eating
one. I've been debating buying one for my deaf boy to play with in the
dogs food dish, since he snorkels in her water given a chance. Now this
wouldn't have aquarium water thats been adjusted for proper fish ph so
the water shouldn't be a problem. Is this a problem with the aquarium
water or the goldfish itself?


> > table" I would be concerned. Ferrets LOVE to explore anything within
> > their reach. You should consider moving the fish so the ferret can't
> > get to them. I have heard that they could get sick from playing in
> > fish water, not sure why though.
>There was an article in Modern Ferret about a ferret that got sick from
>drinking aquarium water. They got it cured up and blocked her access to
>the top of the fish tank, but she relapsed. They were pretty confused by
>that until they moved the fish tank and found a tiny leak that she was
>lappingt up. What she was catching was one of the microscopic parasites.