Message Number: YG6890 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Steve Austin
Date: 2001-09-01 21:19:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Drinking Urine

apparently it is an odd thing ferrets do, supposedly no harm.
I did notice one of my boys doing it when he was recovering
from ECE, he had also become picky about water- only from
my cup, or later only from a bowl- I was wondering if it
wasn't because he was slightly dehydrated.

Must be an acquired taste.


> Until this afternoon I thought I had stopped him from
> doing this. When we came home he urinated on the
> floor of the cage (right next to the litter box in his
> area), and proceeded to turn around and start drinking
> it. He had not had his meds in about 10-11 hrs, so I
> highly doubt that is the cause. Have any of you ever
> seen this? Should I be concerned or just grossed out?
> It does not seem like a healthy habit. We do go back
> to the vet Tuesday, so if this is something health
> related I will be sure to address this with him then.
> I am just concerned that there is something more I
> should be doing now.
> Thank you!
> =====
> Lisa
> Trickster (Stinky), Pepper, Mitsy and Pristine
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