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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2008-07-24 11:01:00 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Ferret eating bedding lining

Hi Ella,

Sounds like a partial obstruction in the making, be ready to take him
to vet if he starts repeatedly vomiting. Watch to make certain he is
still passing stools. If there was red fuzz in the poop someone is
eating the bedding. I am assuming you have removed the bedding

I would give both the 100% pumpkin in a duck soup mix (about 2
heaping tsps.) and continue with the FerretLax up to twice a day (1"
ribbon at least) until you see more of the red fuzz passed in the
stools. If Milo is the one who is doing the coughing/gagging then it
is likely that he is the culprit.

If he's never done this before, then it may be that he has a penchant
for that particular bedding and he won't do it ever again. And they
don't accidentally eat bedding, this is a premeditated act : )

I have one fuzzbutt who started eating an old rayon sweater I had
given them for bedding. Didn't notice it was being munched on until
I saw the telltale hot pink threads in the stool. And I knew who it
was because she was the only one who slept in that sweater - sure
enough when I checked, it had a gnawed hole in it. I removed the
sweater and she's never eaten any other bedding.

Good luck!


--- In, "autumn_whispers2me"
<autumn.whisperstome@...> wrote:
> Hi,
> A few days back I noticed one of my kidz had pooped in the corner
> it had a lot of red fuzz in it. ...> 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
> 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.
> Thanks.
> Ella


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