Date: 2001-08-11 09:33:00 UTC
Subject: Re: VERY ill ferret..please help!
I thought I would pass along what my vet suggested to me. He said to
put 2 food and water stations separated some how so if two were
feeding at the same time, they could not see each other. He thought
my one ferret was being intimated by the other and not eating as
much. I put mine on separate levels and laid newspaper on the floor
to block the view. Kristine
--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Amber" <amsaxon@y...> wrote:
> 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
> not eating. There's really no way the kibble could get bad. It's in
> 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
> thought anyway.
> --- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Nicole Hilliard" <nhilliard@c...>
> > Maybe the kibble has gone bad. Ferrets, like all other animals,
> seem to
> > instinctively know what they can eat and what they can't.
> > Just a thought.
> > Nicole
> > > A few days ago I noticed her poking around in the food
> > > 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
> > > 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
> > > kibble all her life and has always LOVED it.