Why is my Ferrets Poop Green?

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Your ferrets’ poop can be an indicator of a number of health issues. “Normal” ferret poo is tubular in shape and tan-brown in color. But why is your ferrets´ poop green all of a sudden? This article will help you understand what’s going on with your pet so that you can take the necessary steps …

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Do Ferrets Need to Go to the Vet?

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Ferrets are gorgeous little furballs that love to play and cuddle. They can be very playful, but they also have a lot of energy, so it’s essential to get enough exercise. But what about the question of ferrets need to go to the vet?  Well, the answer is simple: Yes! Ferrets need to go to …

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Useful Abbreviations & Acronyms

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Have you ever read instructions or medical information and did not know what the abbreviations meant? So here we go:    Abbreviations Meanings Ab antibody ACE angiotensin-converting-enzyme ACL anterior cruciate ligament ACT activated clotting time ACTH adrenocorticotropic hormone ADH antidiuretic hormone ad lib as much as desired ag antigen AGID agar gel immunodiffusion AI artificial …

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Understanding the Ferret Lingo Terms

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Some Ferret Lingo terms and antics that are often used among ferret owners and what they mean. TERM MEANING Albino Solid white ferret with red eyes Alpha Ferret The dominant ferret of the house, leader of the pack Ankle/leg Biter Wanting attention, a treat or to be picked up Belly Button Well not quite, let’s …

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When and How to Sub-q Ferrets at Home

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Ferrets certainly know how to keep us on our toes, especially when they are ill. They are known not to display signs of illness at the onset, but rather as it progresses having a real impact on their health. This is why It is very important to take your ferret to the veterinarian as soon …

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Caring for the Elder Ferret

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As your ferret ages, their needs and activity level will begin to change. There is no magic number when your ferret will begin to slow down, just as in humans, each one is unique and has its own timetable. This is one main reason when considering surgery, physical age is not that important, but rather …

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Marshall Farms Ferrets

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Hopefully, this page will provide you with some food for thought. I want to state right up front that I am neither an advocate nor a proponent for Marshall Farms (MF), and I strongly do NOT believe that anybody else opinions/beliefs regarding them should be forced on another person. Everyone is entitled to make up …

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USA Ferret Rescue Center – Ferret Shelters

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Ferret shelters are a godsend to the ferret community, often saving the lives of ferrets surrendered or abandoned by their owners or rescued from unspeakable living conditions. In addition, they often provide much-needed education to the public on owning ferrets, health and care issues, locating a knowledgeable ferret veterinarian in the area, etc. Sheltering is …

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How to Properly Clean your Ferret’s Ears

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It is essential to check and clean your ferrets’ ears regularly and check for ear mites every week. Keeping your ferret’s ears clean and dry will help eliminate the risk of infection. It is very common for ferret owners to be too concerned about cleaning the ears of their ferrets. However, they may not be …

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Christmas with your Ferret FAQ

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Ferrets and Christmas trees can be a dangerous mix. When trees are brought into the home, be sure to supervise your ferrets while they are in that room and keep them away from the tree. When it comes time to decorate a Christmas tree, you may find that your ferret is interested in all of …

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