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From: "Tressie"
Date: 2011-05-08 12:40:03 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: My ferrets lack of energy

It is unclear from your post how long he does play for before he goes for a nap? Ferrets sleep 18-20 hours a day, which is normal for them.

He should not have pediasure mixed into his food on a daily basis! He is not a human infant. Pediasure is not a suitable supplement for ferrets, especially given that it is milk-based.

At his age a high quality ferret food i.e., Innova EVO Ferret, Totally Ferret, etc. is enough.

FerretLax is okay during shedding season but is not required on a regular basis unless you suspect he has eaten something he shouldn't have and is at risk for developing an obstruction.

A COUPLE of drops of Ferretone won't hurt but too much can cause diarreah and can lead to Vitamin A toxicity.

It is normal for ferrets to squeal when they are around other ferrets, especially when first being introduced to new ferrets. They squeal when they play as well as when they are frightened or angry. Ferrets don't automatically get along with other ferrets anymore than humans or other animal companions get along instantly with each other.

Can you be more clear as to what you mean by "no energy at all", for example, after an hour of play, after a minute??

If you have ANY worries that he is not well, time for a vet visit to have things checked out.


--- In, roxy_yeares1985@... wrote:
> Hi. I have a 1 year old fuzzy butt named Stuart Little and he has almost no energy at all. I let him out for hours of the day and he eats, drinks and poops (all normally) but then he doesn't want to play. When he was younger he would squeal if he was around other ferrets so Idk if that's just his personality or if something is wrong with him. He eats all his food (marshall food and baby food with pediasure mixed in) drinks lots of water and his poops are all regualr. I give him ferretlax every couple of days and about every 2 or 3 days I put a little ferrettone in his food, which he eats up. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, he just doesn't want to play. All his actions are normal. Any ideas?
> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile


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