Hello all, I tried to look it up but only got answers for an adult ferret. I have two, one born in july and she is a chonker. I have another one from a pet store who has an unnkown birthdate but was and is super small. Has gained weight since coming home with me but she was TINY. How much should be babies be weighing right now? A big part of the raw diet is making sure their weights are good and I have no idea what they are supposed to be. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated!
Post by Corvidophile on Oct 26, 2020 15:30:56 GMT -5
Because ferrets come in such varying sizes, it’s not really accurate to give a number- what could be very thin on a large ferret would be very fat on a small one. So, what we do is examine their shape. Hold them up by the armpits and they should be fairly smooth-sided, like a tube sock- not bulging out like a pear, nor tucked in at the waist. An ideal ferret doesn’t have a visible waist like a dog. You can also see this looking down at them when they’re standing, they should be a tube. It’s ok to be able to feel their ribs, but you shouldn’t see them. Ferrets tend to get heavier in the wintertime and lighter in the summertime due to hormonal fluctuations, so it’s ok if they’re a little heavy now. A growing kit is also better a little chunkier than thinner to make sure they have all the energy they need to finish growing.