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From: Cecilia McNamara
Date: 2001-09-11 21:56:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] HELP: Diet during illness

Absolutely. When mine are sick nothing but loving gets them eating. When we hold them and feed them they respond much better.


Sydney wrote:

> --- dannybeer00@y... wrote:
> > My question is:
> > Right now she only will eat the soft food if
> > hand-fed to her. Is
> > this normal when ferrets are sick? If I put it in a
> > bowl, she eats
> > very little, then walks away. But she'll eat a lot
> > more if I feed
> > her by finger.
> >
> All of my ferrets have wanted to be hand-fed and
> babied when they are sick. I can usually get them to
> eat fairly well if I feed them by hand, otherwise they
> will eat little or nothing if I just leave food out.
> Once they start feeling better, mine will usually go
> back to eating their dry food. Sometimes it takes a
> few days before they go back to their old routine
> completely, but they do go back though. At least
> that's been my experience.
> Sydney
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