Hi, my name is Daniel, I'm new to the forum and I am a first time ferret owner, my ferret is called rocket, he's 23 weeks and has a raw diet, I feed him balanced minces but on two occasions he has got pieces of bone stuck in his teeth which causes us both stress, I was wondering if this is usual for ferrets or is this something to be concerned about, everything is a bit scary for a newbie and I'm sure you can all relate, any advice would be great, thanks
Post by Sherry Stone on Jan 10, 2021 11:26:37 GMT -5
It's fairly normal. As they gain experience they are generally able to dislodge the bone themselves, even though it may take a while. I have had more than once over the last decade plus where I have assisted. I find holding in a scruff tight to my body, and using a qtip to dislodge the bone is normally enough.
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