We have a male kit whose records say he is 3 months old. I have had ferrets for many years. This is the youngest ferret I’ve ever had and I’m concerned about his weight. Never having a ferret this young before, I’m not sure if he’s underweight or not. He is active, eating and pooping great. He has never missed the litter pan unlike his 6 month old “sisters”. He came to us eating Marshall Farms premium diet, but we are slowing switching him to Wyson digestive health and Origen Cat and Kitten. We are researching the possibility of a raw diet in the future. When we weighed him a few days ago, he was slightly under 400 grams. Underweight? He sees the vet on Monday. Thanks.
How long have you had him for, can you see the ribs? It might be because of the bad kibble, it wasn't giving him enough nutrients to grow well. For a young female this might be ok and for a male it is a bit underweight, unless he keeps losing weight I wouldn't get too worried about it. Glad to help
Yes that sounds a little underweight for a male kit at 3 months. Hold him up under his front arms and have him hang down and if his body looks like a tube sock straight up and down and not sunk in at the sides he could be ok. I know my ferret at 6 months was just over 1000 grams.
Do you have a pic of him you can share? I have had 4 ferrets, all black standard sables (not completely black), 2 male and 2 female, who were/are long and slender, with long snouts and long heavy nails. The males, Eddie and Mogli, were barely 2 lb adults, and the girls, Alice and Lilly, around 1.5 lb. The girls we got as 10 wk old kits, and they were just over 1/2 lb. The guys we got as adults.
Another, Yoshi, blew up at 5 months and weighed over 4 lb before sellting at 3-3.2 lb as an adult