Message Number: YG6365 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-14 17:57:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Frogs and Ferrets

I live in Missouri, and I know frogs here can make a dog or cat drool
or foam at the mouth if eaten. I would not let my ferret eat a frog
to avoid nausea or parasites.

Also, it isn't nice to frogs.

Good luck in beating them to the frog!

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., rknrobin@z... wrote:
> Hello,
> I have read Bob's writing on the polecat diet. I noticed that
> polecats ate frogs and toads.
> I have a nice backyard that my 7 ferrets go out to play in in the
> morning and in the late afternoon when it is cooler.
> I recently built a pond which, naturally, attracted a frog. Every
> morning it is a race to see who can get to the frog first. Me or
> ferrets. When I get there first I put the frog in the neighbors
> or take it to the irrigation canal down the street but it always
> returns. So If the ferrets get the frog first I hear the poor thing
> squeal in torment. I have to rescue the frog before they can drag
> off to their little hidey hole.
> My question is can a ferret eat a frog? I know that frogs are
> but are they toxic to ferrets as well?