Date: 2001-08-10 19:54:00 UTC
Subject: Re: VERY ill ferret..please help!
Well, I have 3 ferrets all in the same cage...and they all eat from
the same bowl of kibble. Two are quite plump...it's just Nilla that's
not eating. There's really no way the kibble could get bad. It's in a
plastic tub w/ cover. And i'm buying it every few weeks...so, it's
always fresh. So..it's not a food issue..it's an intestinal
problem..I just dont know what specifically. But thanks for the
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Nicole Hilliard" <nhilliard@c...>
> Maybe the kibble has gone bad. Ferrets, like all other animals,
> instinctively know what they can eat and what they can't.
> Just a thought.
> > A few days ago I noticed her poking around in the food dish...it
> > she tried to eat a few pieces of kibble. But..now that i think
> > it..i didnt hear any crunching going on..so she probably didnt
> > eat it. I've not seen her poke around in the bowl since then.
> > I called the vet today for an update. He also agreed to ditching
> > Flagyl. He suggested I try to sneak a few pieces of kibble into
> > baby food. So, I tried this tonight....she will eat *around* the
> > kibble and avoid it at all costs. I just dont understand why the
> > sudden change. She's a little over 4 years old and has eaten the
> > kibble all her life and has always LOVED it.