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Pictures! [Sep. 16th, 2007|04:26 pm]
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samwitch54
I got a new camera! So, of course, I had to take pictures of a few of the babies.
So sweet, you may get a tooth ache...Collapse )
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Oddity [Sep. 1st, 2007|08:20 pm]
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samwitch54
In all my years of ferret owning, I've never experienced anything like this. I have a female with a very strange quirk. She's almost masocistic. I keep finding her doing strange things to herself and others. She chews her tail fur. Not like scratching, but like a nervous thing. She also does the fur tail thing to other ferrets. She's beginning to do it to other places on her body. She'll chew fur down to bald and I've now found a place where she's broken the skin. There's no redness, or irritation. It's just this weird quirk. Anyone else ever experience this?
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What the?! [Aug. 28th, 2007|07:02 pm]
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samwitch54
I just grabbed one of my girls outta the cage as soon as I got home. I look her over, and the top of her head looks buzzed! It's just my hubby and myself and it wasn't there this morning. I have no idea how the heck it could have happened. Just shows, ferrets are capable of anything.

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(no subject) [Aug. 5th, 2007|02:28 pm]
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samwitch54
Who doesn't love a fuzz face?
baby fuzz, a big new cage and a box of peanutsCollapse )
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Raw Diets and Ferrets. [Jul. 9th, 2007|07:52 am]
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fuzzyrescuegrrl
After doing a lot of research, many of the authors have said that a raw diet is one of the best that a ferret can have.

What are your thoughts on it?

It would stand to reason considering it would be the closest to their natural diet that they could get.

What would be the best form of raw diet to feed them?

Any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks!

*cross-posted*
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(no subject) [Jun. 17th, 2007|10:56 pm]
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samwitch54
[mood |worriedworried]

Biff is about 4 1/2. He went to the vet Thursday and had a blood test. At home, his belly seems swollen and he seems a bit lethargic. The doc looked him over and he seemed ok. His spleen seemed a little big but, he's un-neutered and all which can be normal apparently. A full blown blood test was done to see if there was anything wrong. Has anyone else ever dealt with symptoms like this? I've had ferrets for years and gone through the gammit of fuzzy illnesses. I'm at a loss. Hopefully, the results will be back tomorrow. (4 days? sheesh, they better be!) Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

P.S. Doing the normal: peeing, pooping, eating, drinking, etc.
x-posted
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(no subject) [May. 19th, 2007|10:36 pm]
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samwitch54
It's been awhile since I've posted pics of our fuzzes. So here's a few.
Onto the cutenessCollapse )
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(no subject) [Apr. 30th, 2007|06:54 pm]
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mustelidmania


ack. my little Bacon has cataracts.
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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2007|07:45 pm]
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mustelidmania
she's home, she won't calm down, she got away from me first thing and I had to chase her down, she hates the isolation cage, calmed down when I put Bacon in for a minute but then Bacon started stepping on her so I took her out.


I am freaking because my last ferret Max died after adrenal surgery. I am very ferret knowledgable but I am still freaking out. She cannot have any pain meds right now (too soon) and I have seen her eat and drink, what else can I do. She generally lives in a ferret nation cage with her sibs. Ideas?


sorry to sound soooo dumb, I am just freaking out. want her to be okay
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Lelu update... [Nov. 1st, 2006|10:28 pm]
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samwitch54
[mood |relievedrelieved]

Yesterday I posted about Lelu getting stuck between bars and being rushed to the emergency room and then the regular (ferret pro) vet. By the time Dr. Molina got to see Lelu, if she was held upright, blood would leak from her rectum and she was periodically vomitting blood. I didn't know whether or not to hold much hope. I left her there and trusted the vet. She got an IV and an xray. The xray didn't show any kind of bladder and we feared it may have burst. Dr. Molina took her home that night and continued IV and sub-q fluids. If another X-ray in the morning didn't show the bladder an emergency surgery or euthanasia would be necessary. At around 3:30 AM she managed to pull out her own IV. Apparently, she felt she didn't need it anymore. Dr. Molina felt for her bladder and found it. Upon that Lelu immediately ran to the litter box and peed. She began eating on her own again and drinking water. It's inexplicable! She's fine again. Going from bleeding from both ends to fine is a miracle!

Now, she's staying on a couple anti-biotics and ulcer preventatives. She still isn't up for play but she's active. After a huge bill we'll keep our Lou!

Several people asked about the cage. Here's a link to the exact cage:
http://us.st11.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/theferretstore_1918_4137817

The cage is held together by plastic clips. Lelu somehow popped one off and squeezed the top corner of the cube. She then slid down in the "V" it created there and was stuck. It damn near killed her. Needless to same that cage now has about 50 zip ties all over it. If you have a similar set-up I suggest you do the same. If anyone has any better ideas on securing it PLEASE LET US ALL KNOW!
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