I have two wonderful ferrets and I love them like a mother loves her children. I have a male and a female. Their names: Petie and Kiwi. They are both still young; 6-7 months old and are overweight. The female is hefty, but not as obeast as the male! He's huge and I'm worried about his health problems. I don't feed them excessive treats or anything like that. I talked to the vet and he said to feed them less, but that doesn't seem to be helping any. Any suggestions?
first of i would make sure that they are getting enough excersize. i dont know if ferrets can get worms but i would think that they could so if all of his weight is concentrated to his belly (like a pouch) it might be that. also- you are feeding them a ferret specific food, right. even if you are, if it is not a good quality food you might want to consider switching.
I don't feed my ferrets a lot of treats. I hardly give them any. I let them run free in my room throughout the day so that gives them space to excercise somewhat. I do feed them together at the same time. They share a cage. I think I should put the both of them on a diet because they are both overweight. What's a good food brand? I've been buying them the expensive brands, but I think I should focus more on the nutrients. I do plan on contacting the vet again.
I also have 2 ferrets. And they are 1 female and 1 male. They will be one on August 30th and August 31st. My male is also bigger than my female, but he is not over weight. I would try to let them get exersise a little more, but if it is hot where you live I would do it indoors becouse ferrets can not be in an area hotter than about 75 or 80 degrees for very long, or they can have heat stroke. I always have food in there cage and they eat when there hungary and stop when there full. Since yours are over weight I would just set out some food for them about three or four times a day then take it away when you think they have had enoph, becouse some ferrets just don't know when to stop. I would also try feeding them seperatly, or if that is to diffucult, wich it would probubly be, just watch them eat once or twice and make sure the male isn't eating most of the food. I hope that helps! Good Luck! :)
My ferret is about 5 months old now and he was very overweight a motnh ago and I switched him to Marshalls ferret food from kaytees ferret food and he has slimmed down a lot. He's neck is still fat though. he he he