Post by bluedragonshai on Mar 30, 2020 8:59:53 GMT -5
My friend has just found two ferrets dumped on her door step, she is known for rescuing them, but with the pandemic going on its clear someone didnt want to call either.
she took both Jills to the vet and confirmed they are pregnant, one is a full angora and we know they struggle to produce milk, the other is a standard, both seem a week apart with the FA in front, how many weeks does it take for a pregnant ferret to produce milk? just in case we have to give her the FA kits.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Apr 1, 2020 8:04:14 GMT -5
I do not know anything about that as most of ours are spayed and come from Marshall farms, but I would call the vet and ask. Do tell us how they progress.
About nutrition crazylady was/is a breeder but she has not come on forum for a while. She knows a lot about nutrition for pregnant ferrets. I do not know if you can message and get a response, but i would definitely try to call a vet and get some information on feeding. Maybe you can find websites put out by breeders that would know or even call them about how to feed. It is important as kits can get deformities, and I believe they can get swimmers syndrome from mothers not getting proper nutrition. Give mature animals if giving whole prey, so they can benefit from calcium in bone of the mature prey---not chicks for instance or baby mice , so meaty bones.