Date: 2011-04-22 09:25:25 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: help wandering ferret found
I would make sure it is a ferret first. Our rescue has had a number of calls about found ferrets and most turned out to be minks or young weasels. However, it depends on where you are. There may be a ferret rescue or shelter in your area that can give you direct guidance.
He will need to be seen by a ferret knowledgeable vet as soon as possible, especially if he's dehydrated. In the interim he will need the basics - water, food and shelter. A good sized rabbit cage will do until you decide whether you will keep him and then a bigger cage is best.
Litter box suitable for ferrets (check out the numerous ferret retail suppliers on-line). Blankets or towels in the cage for him to snuggle into and feel secure. High quality kitten kibble or preferably a better quality ferret kibble. DO NOT feed him fruits or veggies!
That's for starters! I'll email you privately as well with more information.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "shybutspunky1" <shybutspunky1@...> wrote:
> I just got a call from a friend, a ferret was found on the door step seem malnourished I;m not sure the best approach to take to help the little guy out and not sure where else I could ask for help thank you
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