Message Number: YG8196 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-10-26 03:36:00 UTC
Subject: Re: (no subject)

Has there been an introduction of a new ferret in that last week?
Or, have you handled any "strange" ferrets and then came home and
handled yours in that same time frame?

These are symptoms of ECE, but that can usually be eliminated as a
cause if there's been no contact with other ferrets a week or so
before this showed up. Green poop means food is making a fast
transit time through the GI tract, so yes, food is not being digested
properly. Lots of things can cause this. The jelly like substance is
mucous and also could be the result of many things.

You can mix FerretZyme with chicken baby food, though I don't know
about Devil's Club. Will FerretZyme help? It might help them to get
a little more nourishment out of what they eat, but it's certainly
not going to cure the problem.

The first thing you should do is get your ferrets into a vet for a
thorough exam and possible diagnosis. This is not good for any of
them, but it could be very serious for the one with insulinoma.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., TR1212@A... wrote:
> FHL Friends,
> Can anyone tell me what dark green jelly like poops might mean and
> should be done? Could it be the result of not digesting food
properly? My
> ferts all eat Marshalls and get chicken baby food twice a day.
> ferretzyme help? And, can I mix ferretzyme with the babyfood that I
> Devils Club to for my insulinomic guy?
> Thanks for your help!
> Tiffany, Oscar, Cindy and Slinky