It's rather hard to tell from the photo but, she doesn't appear really skinny to me. She appears to be a whippet type ferret (longer, thinner, faster). I have a little girl who's very much like your little one appears. I've had her for over 4 yrs now and her weight variation from season to season doesn't range more than an oz or two (when you only weigh 1 lb) that can seem like a lot. What has been your little ones weight variations? My little girl will never be a big chunky fuzz, it's just not the way she's made. Can you feel spine and ribs or is there a good covering? Is she active? Eats well? This is a hard time of year to put on weight unless she's really thin. I've had hard cases come in during the spring season and they don't usually put on a lot of weight until their fall season. Just looked at the last photo, the other two...not so bad. She does appear a bit thin across the hips in the last photo. ciao
She sticks around the 2 lb range, fluctuating about 1-2 oz. The ribs and spine are covered fine. She looks normal from the side and when being held, she just looks so skinny from behind. She is active and eats well (she enjoys soupie very much )
Just looked at Boris and Fun-Go, he's starting to look like this too. The loss of winter weight can be .... shocking ....compared to the pudge that we're used to seeing during the winter. I just double checked their weight in comparison to last year. They are right on. So as ghastly as my brats are starting to look it's no different than last year ciao
I have often wonder the same thing about Koda. He looks JUST like Pixie. I read Heather's reply to your thread and I think she must be right. I don't know about Pixie, but Koda has always been much more on the leaner side. He has been bigger than he is now, but I read that they just like people - get baby weight, then lose it again as they grow. So it is possible that if she was significantly bigger before she was baby weight, then winter weight, and is now dropping into her adult summer weight. Ferrets are known to drop a LOT of weight come spring time...
Jack has the same body shape and you can slightly feel the definition of ribs. He has weighed exactly the same thing for the two years I've had him - 2 lbs 4 ounces- and that didn't even change when he had surgery. I think Heather's explanation of different body types is spot on. And the Vets are always happier with a whippet body type than carrying extra fat. Brady is 6 months old - he's large boned - and my vet is already starting the "he needs to lose weight" talk
Don't let the vet talk to you about fat furbabies when they're still kits. The weight loss when they move into adult is huge and sometimes terrifying. You have these cute little pudge-beasts one day and what appears to be rail thin teenagers the next (they're not, in fact may actually weigh more) but they lean out soooo much ciao