I have to say that you are wrong. Ferrets are obligate carnivores. I have a ton of experience with ferrets. They do not have a cecum, so they cannot digest plant matter. It is as simple as that. What your ferret is suffering from is called insulinoma. Their blood sugar or glucose cannot be properly controlled due to cancer on their pancreas, so it dips too low. A ferret with insulinoma must be on a high protein diet, so that its sugar doesn't fluctuate so much. That is what causes the seizures. Giving sugar will cause the blood glucose to spike and then dip too low again, causing more seizures. If your ferret seizes, give it Karo Syrup or honey to get the blood sugar up again, and then a high protein food right away to stabilize it. I know this because I had a ferret who had it and I went to one of the best ferret vets in the country (Dr. Kawasaki in Northern VA). A ferret with insulinoma must be fed a high protein food that contains meat. Every vet I've ever seen has said that. Veggies are not OK. I am hoping that your ferret is on prednisone to help him. That is standard with insulinoma. It helps to regulate the ferret's BG as well. Anyway, if you want some good and accurate information on ferrets, there is a book called "Ferrets for Dummies" by Kim Schilling. It is a fantastic book and I think every ferret owner should have it. I recommend it to everyone that owns ferrets. Also, google Dr. Bruce Williams, he is the best ferret vet out there and has a TON of experience as well as articles written on ferret health.
well I will say this again I know what he has and he does get honey water and is on a high protien diet food. He is not on medication becuase after the first seszure the vet didn't think he would live past six months. that was when he was one he is now 6years old. Pretty good for a ferret on no medications. HE gets more care then some people.
he dosen't have seizures often. He also had the insolnoma before he every had treats, this happened after 4 months we owned him. So it was not caused be me. As for the treat thing that came from a ferret care book. they sugessted cucumber, carrot, small cooked shrimp and even fruit loops. there words were that ferrets can gorge themselves and give in small modiration. It is a treat.
Just like a horse you may give a apple but you don't give it to him for a meal because he can colic if given to many.
also our guy has never had an upset stomach or anything. No diarhea or anything so is digestive tract can't be bad if his stools are noraml.
Also how do you feed a ferret meat when he refuses meat from day one. we tried diffrent meats at the beginning he rufused them all. that is why he is on a special high protien diet. our female will eat meat but not him.
either way fine for the advice people that is great, i like to learn. But the issue is done for me. i just disliked the tone and being jumped on from the start. I find this forum quite annoying at times one mintue some one does something people are like oh cute. then the next as soon as some one says they dislike it then you are jumped on. Or you get the people who conastantly ask advice and then are the first to critisize every one. Well I had enough. My ferrets are happy and healthy and I think we have done a pretty good job for a ferret with insolnoma and no medications.