Ferrets should be neutered, unless you plan to breed from them. Talk to your vet if you are unsure about neutering your ferret. Ferrets should also be vaccinated against canine distemper. Ferrets are vulnerable to many infectious diseases, for more information, please talk to your vet. Ferrets are also susceptible to a number of other health issues.
It's important to know your ferret's habits. When do they wake up? What time do they go to sleep? What time is their favourite time to play? Knowing these behaviours will provide you with a clear indication about their health.
Signs to look out for;
You will need to take your ferret to the vet for treatment of ear mites
Ferrets can become dehydrated very quickly so you must give them access to plenty of water. Bowls are preferable to bottles and lookout for your ferrets getting into the water to keep cool. This could be a sign they are dehydrated
Signs to look out for;
If you suspect that your ferret is dehydrated, encourage it to drink some water and then take it to the vet to be checked over.
Ferrets are carnivores and need to eat meat in order to survive.
Ferrets LOVE to play and are incredibly entertaining to watch.
A lot of ferrets lose some of their tail hair when reaching middle age. Hair loss is generally nothing to worry about. However is it persists or spreads it could be a sign of adredal disease. If you are in any doubt, please consult your vet.
A serious issue in ferrets is diarrhoea. It can be fatal in ferrets so ensure you are following a strict hygiene regime to help to prevent it and ensure they are drinking plenty of water.
If your ferret is producing green or black diarrhoea you must take them to the vet straight away. This is a sign of possible Green Slime Virus which is very serious and potentially fatal. It is also highly contagious.
If your ferret has been suffering with diarrhoea, ensure that they are drinking plenty of water as they may be dehydrated.
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