Originally Posted by LDblackhorse
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.
I'm trying to give you some good and accurate
advice because I am a VERY knowledgable ferret owner, I'm not trying to bash you. Insulinoma is a terrible disease and the ferret suffers greatly each time he or she has a seizure. It's awful. As was already said, just because its in a ferret care book, it doesn't make it right. There are some VERY wrong books out there. The best book out there I have already given you the name as well as any article by Dr. Bruce Williams, DVM. If you do research on ferret anatomy, you will find that they do not have a cecum. A cecum is found in animals that are made to digest plant matter. Obviously, if a ferret doesn't have one they aren't supposed to eat plant matter!!!! It's a fact, non-negotiable. Also, you have to force them to eat meat if they don't like it. You keep offering it to them until they finally eat it. You do this with duck soup (no, it does not contain duck, it contains a mixture of chicken, kibble, and water). It has taken many people months to get their ferret to eat it. You do it with patience and consistency. If your child didn't like vegetables would you just give up on them eating them? I would certainly hope not since its imparative to their health that they eat them. Obviously you are going to do what you want, but I just wanted to throw that information out there.