Post by paulofeitosa on Feb 17, 2018 5:11:02 GMT -5
hi, I'm a little new about ferret but in the beginning of the month I bought a male ferret and with 2 weeks I bought another one (female). ever since she got home (6 days ago) her poop is different from his. she had a diarrhea when we were bringing her home and I thought it was because when we were crossing the street to get home a firetruck passed by us making lots of noise and really scared her. but the diarrhea continued for a few days and now her poop is like in the pictures attached. she is eating kibble (I checked with brand she was on so I could keep the same) playing and drinking normally. she was stressed in the first couple of days but she got more relaxed over the time so I tried to introduce my older one to her. he was picking on her a lot and we had to step in a few time and now they are separated again. I don't know if the poop is like this because of the stress/fear or something worse, I just want to make sure that she is fine. one last thing, there is some mucos on her poop, something brownish/reddish. (she is 2 months and he is 3 months)
Mucous in the poop is common with stomach upset. This can be caused by something simple like stress of being in a new home to a potential blockage. It can also be caused by food allergies. Many ferrets are developing allergies to chicken, for example.
The pic doesn't look too bad for kibble, there is a poop chart on here you can look at that gives you an idea what to look for.
I would give it a few days and see if they start to look better after she calms down. If they don't improve I can only think of trying to change the diet away from chicken and see if that helps. Just avoid kibbles that have corn or peas in them.
I can't judge the stools. I don't feed kibbles. Seems to me to be an awful lot of stool but that's kibbles. Stress of her new quarters and the discord between her and her new "playmate" would be enough to give her looser stools ciao