Message Number: FHL5566 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Wendy Schroell"
Date: 2008-07-19 23:42:04 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Licking my feet - vitamin deficiency?

I really appreciate all of these answers and don't mean to be speaking out
of turn or sounding defensive - this is just clarification: I keep my
ferrets confined to one room, but there are a couple of pieces of furniture
that they can ferret things away behind. When I've given Marilyn pieces of
broccoli or peach I make absolutely sure that it is not big enough to take
anywhere. Smaller than my pinkie fingernail is my rule - I don't need
fruitflies attracted by some abandoned stash. Tiny pieces, although I am
completely getting it that even those might be detrimental.

As to what might have changed with ME, that is a wonderful suggestion to
pursue and not uninteresting - I am recovering from breast cancer. Hmm. I
hope that it isn't another distraction - she didn't like me when I had it
but now that I am cancer free? ACK - I'm still kind of stuck on the
possibility that something has changed with the actual ferret although I
recognize that I could be in denial.

Has anyone heard of ferrets trying to get something from feet (actually tops
of feet and ankles and lower calves) that signifies that they aren't it
getting from the food?


On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 6:07 PM, Sukie Crandall <> wrote:

> Also, remember that the broccoli could cause a fatal blockage and that
> peach seeds in the
> pits contain a cyanide-sugar compound so if anyone encourages an animal to
> eat peaches,
> apricots, and to a lesser extent closely related things like apples or
> cherries you MUST make
> sure that the seeds or the pits containing them are NOT accessible because
> ferrets do raid
> garbage and they can split the pits.


Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: