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From: "kazpat1"
Date: 2011-02-07 20:08:45 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: Help needed !

if there is a ferret rescue close to you , you may want to reach out for help.
Can you get a look at the teeth? Are they emaciated ( very skinny)? If not, then likely they were eating before. Stress, a new diet may be part of the problem. Grinding teeth? Could indicate ulcer from stress.

Can you find out what they were eating, even if not a good ferret food, may be worthwhile giving them and mixing in to the mix you use. A vet check is next on the list, get them checked for ear mites, weight and overall health, and maybe stool checks depending on what is going on.

The aggressive, may either have other issues, like pain from bad tooth, or adrenal disease,etc, or just never been handled and need some time and a lot of work.

Just some thoughts,

--- In, "Victoria Miles" <vikkicaldwell@...> wrote:
> I picked up 2 ferrets yesterday from a lady. They are older and I don't think they have ever been handled much at all. Their nails were curved completely under and the one is very aggressive. I have tried about everything I know to get them to eat. They act like they may not be able to chew well. I crushed up some ferret food put a little supplement in it but that didn't work either. You just put your hand toward the white one and she takes a good bite out of you. I have tried to handle them I did manage to get their nails cut and got her to take a treat without biting so bad. I am open to any and all suggestiond for these little ones who apparently have been really neglected and or mistreated. Thank you


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