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I’m getting a ferret soon and want to feed them the best possible raw food but premade. I’ve been reading on here Stella and Chewy is best, but mixed on whether Freeze Dried is best or Frozen Dinner Morsels? Or maybe feed them both?
Also would love treat recommendations as well, other than salmon oil (I’ve already read that’s good). Thanks!
hello! i recently adopted a couple ferrets, oliver and penelope, and penelope has hind leg weakness. i knew this when i got her - the people i got them from said that the owners before them had a dog that played too roughly w her - and was happy to have her regardless. ive taken her to the vet once already and everything seems great. my biggest worry atm is just making sure she's getting out all of her energy and is happy. i play w them both everyday but quite differently. oliver likes to be chased around all over the house and esp up and down the stairs - boy has me doin stair hops now fr. penelope cant quite do all that and i worry doesnt get as much energy out bc of it. ive tried to play w her similar to oliver, trying to chase her or to let her chase me to no avail. she likes to follow me around but not really chase. previously, when she first arrived to my house, she loved to chase my dog layla around once layla realized that penelope had a problem that affected her legs and actually let penelope chase her rather than the other way around, but idk - they both seem to have forgotten that?? and now dont know how to play together anymore despite my attempts to guide them or at least let them spend time together and see if itll happen again.
for what i know penelope loves, she'll chase tf out of a bouncy ball which is a go-to. she'll wrestle w my hand or play tug of war for a little bit, she likes when i crawl around with her on my hands and knees hehe and sometimes she'll follow me around if she's not just exploring on her own, but she seems to get bored of these things quickly. she also has some tunnels she'll run through, a few dangly things she'll wrestle, a couple select toys she prefers and will shake around rabidly, a small cat tree she'll sometimes climb up, various things like that but yeah. i also have a dig box but neither of them seem interested at all. it's filled rn with bedding and maybe they just dont like that substate, im planning on trying macaroni, dirt, and maybe sand but yeah. she also just likes to be pet but yk, that's just vibin,, she IS quite dooky,, she's a lot more vocal than oliver, who doesnt seem to make a Single Sound Ever even when he's jumping around like a maniac and being a crazy, happy nut. so she seems happy i think!! but im a paranoid fuz mom with Worries, esp seeing how much energy oliver seems to get out in comparison to her but idk.. so yeah im wondering, esp from people w ferrets that have hind leg weakness, how do u keep ur lil string bean entertained and release all that energy? sorry this is so long and/or confusing, thank u thank u!
My 2.5 year old baby, xila, has been acting super off. She isn't playing as much as usual, goes into the bathroom or In the corner of a room and flat ferrets for no reason (she doesn't usually do this at all), and seems to be loosing weight even tho she's eating the same. We haven't changed anything so it can't be food related, I'm really worried and I really don't wanna lose her please any advice or kind words would be so helpful rn.
we unexpectedly had to put down our four year old ferret pocket today. he was fine saturday, a little sick sunday, appointment monday, and put down today. a few months before this, my baby daisy also had to be put down do to cancer at five years old. i've had those two ferrets and their brother chidi as a bonded group for years and now my chidi boy has lost his brother and his sister in less than a year. i don't truly know how he'll react as pocket was just put down today, but i'm very worried for him. any tips for this? i have five other ferrets but chidi is extremely territorial and aggressive with them. should i try introducing them again so he won't be alone? i feel so bad for my baby. he's currently sleeping with the blanket his brother was in for the past two days. i also brought chidi along for the vet visit and when his brother was put down so i do feel like he has a bit of an understanding that something wasn't right with his brother. thank you for any advice or stories.
Do ferrets like to swim bc mine jjst keeps getting scared and running away from the water
My Princess Kodo went across that bridge today. I have never lost a ferret, but now I have. For those who have I am sorry for the hurt that you went through, for those who haven’t I wish I could take that pain away for you when it happens.
As some of you may know my ferret recently had exploratory surgery. They found a huge hairball the size of a puffed Cheeto in his little belly. All the biopsies came back negative for cancer and all his organs look great. The pathologist did see sign of IBD. He has some thickening in his intestines and he has just passed the 2 week mark after surgery so he is off all meds. Doc wants me to start making his own soupies starting with chicken thighs mixed with Mazuri kibble and some carnivore care by emeraid. I would love to hear from you guys how you make your soupies. Also she wants me to avoid FDR. Only because that’s what he’s been on and he is having issues digesting it. However if you use freeze dried raw I would still like to hear your recipe. Pls share it with us! Any other suggestions on combating diarrhea and seedy poop is greatly appreciated. I will certainly follow my vets directions but I like bringing her ideas from what you find works for your ferrets. Thanks!
I haven’t even a clue as to how to do this, I don’t speak the language of computer code, I have to look up how to do italics on Reddit every time I use it. Lol. Posting this for anyone in here who may know how and would like to submit a proposal. Badgers 🦡 and skunks 🦨 have beat us to the emojiverse and now otters 🦦 and it’s our time to shine!
I miss her very much💔
He’s an absolute cuddlebug and does this all the time 😁
Mimi likes to play on the computer.
They like the bed to jump on so I was thinking of adding a low hanging platform or hammock from ceiling? Looking for any ideas. I have glow galaxy, moon and tiny little dot stars to cover the ceiling and I’m going to paint gray walls something bright. Should be a straight ruckus! Lol. They are all potty trained for the area right by the door (because, ferrets) so that area is off limits for anything other than poop.
Never thought I’d post on Reddit - this account was created for lurking on this sub and looking at nerdy stuff. But I’m at my wits end. Got my ferret on Craigslist 3 months ago, fully “potty” trained except the occasional misplaced poo. A few weeks ago she started shitting about a foot away from the litter box out of no where. Yes, it’s always clean. Didn’t move it or anything. I tried everything - adding a second box next to it, moving the poos into the box, moving her mid shit, spray bottles, and NONE of it worked. Then, she started shitting under the bed too. At first I thought she was confused, but I can tell her “NO” as soon as she squats and she’ll do it RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I’ve been nothing but good to her - she has a large cage, lots of toys, free roams for at least 5 hours a day, excellent medical care. After yet another episode this morning, I decided that enough is enough. From now on, she loses her play time privileges for the rest of the day every time it happens. And the poo I wipe up goes into her cage. Right now she’s throwing a tantrum because she knows it’s the time she usually comes out to play, but it’s not gonna work on me - hell no. If she doesn’t hush soon the next consequence will be losing her hammocks for the day too. I’m done letting her take advantage of me. Has anyone else had to deal with this kind of thing? How did you handle it if so?
I love greeting them every day. Duchess and Remy are always so happy in the morning.