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1

Ferrets diet

Carnivores
Free feed because they eat small meals throughout the day
Lots of fresh water to metabolize proteins

2

When do ferrets mature

6-12 months
First spring after birth

3

When do ferrets get spayed / neutered and vaccination / anal glands removed

Spayed and neutered by 6 weeks of age

4

Gastrointestinal time

3-6 hours from eating to excretion

5

Problems with ferrets
Why is it good to ferret proof home?

Escape artists
Need to be supervised all the time
Chew on cords, carpet
Get stuck in vents / recliner
Go under fridge/stove

6

What to put in cage

Lots of towels, pillows , pillow cases
Get water container that attaches to cage
Liter box. Can be liter trained

7

Why should a feret be in natural lighting

Controls shedding
Weight changes - lose 30% body weight in winter, gain back in spring
Stress
Reproduction

8

How often do ferrets sleep and play

Sleep 20 hours
Play 4 hours

9

What did ferrets do before house pet

Hunted rabbits and rodents

10

How to hold

Scruff them

11

How to train

Food motivated
Feretone
Treats

12

What to do when the bite into you

Push corners of mouth
Flick nose
Make loud noises

13

Ferret illnesses

Nausea
Anorexia
Canine distemper
Prolapse
Rabies
Sensitivities to vaccine

14

Treatments

Benadryl before vaccine
Deepened for ear mites

15

Insulinoma

Weakness
Unresponsiveness
Seizures

16

Pancreatic tissue issues

Hypoglycemia- tumor on pancreas so insulin cells produce excessive amount of of insulin

17

Female ferret

Jil

18

Male ferret

Hob

19

Baby ferret

Kit

20

Jill's and heat

If they don't come out of heat it can kill them.
You can induce ovulation with Jill jab

21

Cat fanciers association

Association that fights to preserve and promote pedigreed breeds

22

Problems after cat birth

Metritis
Mastitis
Hemorrhage
Eclampsia

23

Gestation period of cats

65 days

24

DNA tests in cats

Hip dysplasia
Polycystic kidney disease
Metabolic issues
Spinal muscular dystrophy

25

Hip dysplasia

Siamese
Persian
Maine Coon

26

Spinal muscular dystrophy

Maine coon

27

Heart disease

Bengal

28

Maine Coon

Official cats of Maine
Adapted for older climates
Dog like, intelligent

29

Abyssinian

One of the oldest cat breeds
Short hair
Thought to be from Egypt
Loyal/intelligent

30

Birman

No undercoat
Playful, quiet

31

Persian

Long hair
Brachycephalic
Sweet, gentle

32

Manx

Short
No tail
Rump higher than shoulders