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    A Ferret Owner’s Nightmare

    Last month was a total nightmare for me and my ferret family. I hope this article answers all the questions you have about Moose’s latest health update while providing some useful information to help should you ever experience anything similar. Our Story Begins… For those new to Moose’s story, I’d like to reiterate his health …

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  • All About Baby Ferrets

    Baby ferrets are called ‘kits’. In the wild, ferrets mate between March and April, with a gestation period (pregnancy) of 35-45 days. A litter of kits (baby ferrets) usually consists of 1-6 ferrets. Ferret babies (kits) weigh 6-14 grams at birth. They are around 2-2.5 inches long when they are born. Ferret kits are born …

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  • All About White Ferrets

    I have two white ferrets at home so I went on a mission to learn everything I could about them! Here are all your questions answered about white and albino ferrets. Enjoy! Why are There White Ferrets? Domesticated ferrets are most commonly found with variations of a sable coat (brown body and white muzzle). However, …

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  • What are Chordomas in Ferrets?

    A ferret chordoma is a tumor typically found on the tip of a ferret’s tail. It is the most common orthopedic tumor in ferrets. Chordomas grow beneath the ferret’s nerve cord and can cause compression of the spinal cord. This can cause discomfort and eventual paralysis. Chordomas are often first noticed the size of a …

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  • What is Prednisolone for Ferrets?

    I wrote this article to answer every question I had about Prednisolone when Moose started the medication 1 month ago to treat his Insulinoma. I didn’t understand what the medication did, I didn’t understand why he needed it, and I didn’t realize all the important considerations to make when administering Prednisolone. Because Insulinoma is one …

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  • What is Insulinoma in Ferrets?

    I have such mixed feelings writing this article because I have so much regret. I wish we could have caught Moose’s Insulinoma sooner. I wish I would have learned more about how to prevent Insulinoma before it was too late. Here’s the First Aid Kit we now recommend after our experience with 3 ferret illnesses …

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  • Ferret First Aid Kit for 2019

    Here is a list of the most essential items to keep on hand for your ferret. We recommend making one BEFORE it’s too late.

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