Message Number: FHL11891 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "sukiedaviscrandall"
Date: 2010-07-27 14:17:29 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: BALD BABY FERRET????

I am wondering if this kit may have difficulty absorbing
or utilizing nutrients, perhaps a congenital liver or
small intestinal problem, for example.

SLOWLY (to give them time to adjust) switch them over
to a good food for kits which was actually created by a
veterinary nutritionist with an advanced degree in the
topic who looked carefully into ferrets, such as Totally
Ferret Baby Food, make sure that the others are not
eating all of the food and that this ferret is getting
enough every few hours even if that means housing
the ferret separately when you can't check. (I am
trying to think of how you can reliably be sure that
sufficient nutrients are available in high enough amounts
for a ferret who might have some sort of nutrient problem
and to me personally this seems the surest way for a
compromised kit.)

Hopefully, the problem is mostly one of being crowded
away from the food, combined with the choices not having
optimal nutrition. Meat, for example, lacks a whole range
of essential minerals.

Do NOT use any fabric softeners. Be sure to use a detergent
that is labelled "free and clear" to minimize allergens, and
rinse well.

You don't have deodorizers around them, right?

Here is info on aging kits:

Eyes open at about 4 weeks if memory serves.

Are the others this small with short tails? Tails
usually grow out by this age, and if the tail is
genetically short there are some medical problems
like spina bifida that are more common in those
individuals or species that genetically have short
or missing tails. Please, take a photo of one of
the others next to this one.

The body looks small, somewhat thin, and poorly
muscled. Check the dental aging photos and

How much active playtime are they getting, BTW?


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: