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  1. ferret100

    Bloody Stools

    As long as his poos are consistently normal, he is eating, drinking and acting as normal then good. All youngsters eat stuff they shouldn't no matter what species! Glad the toys didn't cause any blockages, nasty business, so if he's going to chew and swallow toys best to remove them when not supervised, who knows what he'll do to himself . 'Lower intestinal issues' can be more involved than rectal bleeding, thought perhaps the 'foot fetish' and abdominal discomfort/'bloody poo' could be related, but seeing as he's ingested his red toys, well, he is just an enigma isn't he Best to stay on sh*t watch for any other indications, whether 'fresh' blood or a dark coloured/tarry consistency of poo. If he has had rectal bleeding best to ease this for next while, Ferrets Formula would help but if in a pinch some sunflower or olive oil would do to ease the passage of digestive tract. Sometimes animals develop unusual behaviour when they are in pain or discomfort, hope the kit is faring well. Atb.
  2. ferret100

    Bloody Stools

    How is the kit now? Still alive? A 'fresh' blood coloured poo indicates a lower intestinal issue. Is the kit still producing blood? Might correlate to the paw chewing issue if you are talking about the same kit. Atb.
  3. ferret100

    Slugs..

    Ferrets are just as susceptible to Lungworm infection/pest poison as dogs etc if they eat an infected slug. Atb.
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    Shoud I Separate? Advice Needed

    We all have to learn from somewhere. And from what I've learnt is that trail and error is the best way. I've read a million books, threads, forums and watched enough videos on pigeon decoying to last me a life time, yet as soon as I got out in the field I had no idea. And yes I think about financially thoughts about getting a pet is a good idea, but if someone offered you something for free and then another asked you to pay. What would you do? Like he says, there's plenty enough people we know through family and friends that would happily take the kits from us, but they sure as hell wouldn't want to buy some locally if we're giving them away. Similar sort of state of mind is it not So, if someone offered a couple of free Pythons does the same logic apply? If you wanted pythons and someone offered a python for free would take it or go else where and pay, you'd take the free one ,that's the logic!! So your logic is take what you want when it's free without having the appropriate knowledge or finance to cope. Glad you've cleared that up. Atb.
  5. ferret100

    Shoud I Separate? Advice Needed

    We all have to learn from somewhere. And from what I've learnt is that trail and error is the best way. I've read a million books, threads, forums and watched enough videos on pigeon decoying to last me a life time, yet as soon as I got out in the field I had no idea. And yes I think about financially thoughts about getting a pet is a good idea, but if someone offered you something for free and then another asked you to pay. What would you do? Like he says, there's plenty enough people we know through family and friends that would happily take the kits from us, but they sure as hell wouldn't want to buy some locally if we're giving them away. Similar sort of state of mind is it not So, if someone offered a couple of free Pythons does the same logic apply?
  6. ferret100

    Odd Habit

    Maybe he'll grow out of it, maybe not. If he's happy and healthy and not damaging himself can't see much to worry about. Idea might be when you catch him doing it, distract him with a noise (jingly/squeaky noise), when he stops chewing his foot immediately give him a treat. Hopefully then you can stop him from doing it when you see it, he'll soon learn that when he hears that noise means he gets a treat and is a positive thing for him. If you're going to try it always use the same noise to distract him otherwise he'll get confused. Atb.
  7. ferret100

    Odd Habit

    It's not normal, but could possibly be a phase. Could you not try to introduce him to your other fert for company and to mimic normal behaviour? Is your other hob neutered? Does the kit run around normally, play etc? Is his vision/hearing ok? Is he wobbly at times/usually playing laying on his side or back/awkward or gangly looking when moving about? The kit is still eating/drinking/toileting ok? Atb.
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    Shoud I Separate? Advice Needed

    For future reference to anyone who decides to purchase/adopt/rescue ferrets or any other animal. Please take the time to fully understand what their needs are and ascertain whether you can financially and physically provide appropriate care at the time it is needed, BEFORE taking them on. While the fact of unnecessary breeding has been pointed out it is a refreshing change not to see the s**t nonsense harped i.e I've bred ferrets for 109 years now, jills have all lived 'til 16 and never brought them out of season. Atb.
  9. ferret100

    Odd Habit

    Since I got him and he does it between being played with and he'll do it for up to an hour unless I stop him. He has a plenty of toys and plays with them lot and yes he appetite is great, drinking normally etc. He is teething at the moment cos I can see his milk teeth and adult ones beginning to emerge so maybe the foot biting is due to this? I have inspected the toes and there's no damage that I can see. I know it doesn't seem like a big deal but a friend's puppy did something similar and the vet said he had a behavioural issue Worried he'll have the habit when he gets bigger Is he an only ferret? How old when you got him? It does appear to be a behavioural issue. What diet does he get? Atb.
  10. ferret100

    Odd Habit

    How long is ages?! Do you see the kit do it constantly or by co-incidence? Is there any damage to the paws it chews? Does it eat, drink, toilet, socialise normally? Is there any mouth/teething issues? Perhaps it's just being a typical baby and doing daft things?! Atb.
  11. ferret100

    A Bew Or A Silver?

    It's a silver now but in a few years time will most likely be BEW. Atb.
  12. ferret100

    Poorly Hob

    If Adrenal Disease is the suspect cause a Suprelorin implant would be a great way forward. Sorry to hear you're having a tough time with this wee fella. Atb.
  13. ferret100

    Poorly Hob

    How did vet visit go? Atb.
  14. ferret100

    Breeding Ferrets-Advice Needed

    Just because you want to breed her doesn't make it the right thing to do. Breeding animals takes a lot of care, time, knowledge and expense and ensuring the youngsters will be sold/given to responsible homes and not end up having a bad end to their life. Animals can travel through many hands in their life and not all are kind. Plus, reproduction can have many unpleasant issues and after losing your first ferret recently wouldn't want you to lose your jill and kits, really think you should just enjoy having your jill, take her out of season and see how she works before even thinking of breeding from her. You've plenty of years yet to breed ferts, just think you should take your time. With a pregnant jill, then kits to look after you might well wish you'd never have bothered Atb
  15. ferret100

    Poorly Hob

    Not sure why vets charged you £200 and gave you no diagnosis, suspected or otherwise? What did this £200 involve? Have they x-rayed the lump? Is the lump 'attached' to the bone or within the skin? What meds did they prescribe if any? Atb.
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