Appetites fluctuate normally from day to day and if it isn't one of their "favorite" meals they could just be playing the I'll just wait until the next meal game. It is good to continue to keep an eye on energy level and also poops though. I'm so glad you will have an easier time getting around when that scooter comes!
Also, I've noticed something pretty weird. Lily doesn't like to eat her own food. In fact, she always wants to take whatever Titus is eating/has stashed away. When I put their meal in front of them, she ignores her portion and goes straight for whatever Titus has. Even when I separate them, she doesn't want her own food.
It is very normal for them to steal each others food. With 5 eating the same thing, I often watch what seems like an endless game of "I want what you have, but I'm just gonna stick it over here." Then they proceed to go back and forth for like an hour sometimes chasing each other with the others food. Can be very amusing. (giggle) As long as they are eating it is all a normal part of ferret behavior.
Today, they managed to get into my bathroom (I keep the door closed, so I'm not sure how they managed to open it on their own). What I'm worried about is that my girlfriend just took a shower there, and there are a few toilet cleaners/soaps/sponges there which are on the floor of the room. They were all wet, and I'm not sure if they tried to lick/drink anything.
I gave them both a rinse and both are playing normally now.
Watchful waiting is the best thing to do at this point. It does not hurt to call your vet and ask them what they advise also. Chances are if they consumed anything toxic for them, they would most certainly be exhibiting symptoms by the time I am posting this. Rinsing them off was a great idea. How are they now?
Yeah these little buggers sure know how to stress our hearts! Glad they are doing well. Did they actually open the door or did thet squeeze under it? If they got under it then you can but little door gaurds for the bottom of the door, often used to help draft proof a house. Another easy option is to screw some fancy molding (or plain if you prefer lol) to the bottom so they can not get under.
There was actually another crisis just recently. Lily got onto my bed and onto the dresser and managed to pull the rubber lining from this eye device I have. Came back to the rubber lining chewed and pieces missing.
I ran blockage protocol and fed her an egg, and she seems to be pooping the rubber out fine. Will monitor and bring to vet if she starts to lose energy/refuses to eat.
I went down to the grocer, but apparently they, like all the others only stock chicken heart/liver/gizzard...
Also, I do need some advice about something. Whenever I give them food, they don't eat it right away and like to store it elsewhere. The problem is that they seem to be eating what they store instead of the new food I give them during meal times so they aren't very hungry when it comes to the actual meal. What should I do?
I can't reach what they store because it's hidden inside this really narrow passageway
Also I need some advice regarding a health concern I have with Lily. Today she barely ate anything, and she was twitching slightly/acting different (lethargic) while she was in the cage (after I put her back in when she came out of her little narrow passage). I honestly panicked and fed her some egg because I thought I felt some hard lumps in her bottom region. She did poop, but not a lot of it. Thing is, the moment I took her out and played with her, she went back into her hurricane mode again. Jumping all over the place now and dooking at times.
I'm really not sure what to make of it. Should I be worried? She still hasn't eaten much today. It's possible that she ate the stuff she has stashed inside her passageway when she was in there today (she was in there for a couple of hours).
I'm very concerned with the fact that they have access to a spot that you do not. First thing is first block that off some how. I have used wide pieces of molding about 4 foot high to block off tight areas that I can not get into but they can. Next if I notice they have not eaten all of the meal before as long as it is safe to leave for them I leave it and do not give them anything fresh until either they have eaten it or it is no longer safe to leave out. It would be unusual for Lily to have insulinoma at this age but anything is possible. Ferrets of any age can have appetite fluctuations as a normal part of life. Not being able to see what they have stashed and how much of that they are eating does not help when you are worried about how much they are eating lol. If she continues to seem off to you please do not hesitate to bring her to the vet and ask for a barium x ray and blood sugar test. I cannot stress the importance of finding a source for another organ for them very soon. I will post in our facebook group to ask if there is anyone that might know of some place you can order some online or something if you want. You are in Japan right?