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From: "autumn_whispers2me"
Date: 2008-07-24 03:33:36 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Ferret eating bedding lining


A few days back I noticed one of my kidz had pooped in the corner and
it had a lot of red fuzz in it. I immediately recognized what it was
and which cage the bedding was in. Two ferrets share that particular
cage, so I don't know whose eating the bedding, exactly. Also, I had
given them their 'maintenance' dosage of ferret lax that day.

Today I found a bit of vomit...with more hammock fuzz in it.

I know the ferrets in that cage 'fluff' their hammocks bald in no
time, and they're thick, well-made hammocks.

So the first obvious question is... I don't know what 'exact' dosage
of ferret lax I should give for a 'suspected' bedding fuzz ingestion,
especially since I don't know which of the two is eating it (I've
never seen them eat the fuzz, and it could be falling into the food
dish by accident when they're 'fluffing' the hammock(s)).... I just
need some suggestions for the amount, how many times a day and if it's
recommended for more than a day's treatment.

This is the first I've dealt with one of these guys eating something
like this, so I'm not sure what to give, etc... OR if pumpkin and duck
soup would be more effective, and if so... how much, etc.?

The other question is... IS there safer bedding, stuff they can't
easily shread and eat, even accidentally?

I've given them both a dose of ferret lax this evening. Milo was
'wheezy' earlier today and I gave him a little then as well. He may
be the one eating the fuzz, but I'm not certain.




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