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Offline mutewolf

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Re: Might be getting a ferret
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2014, 07:17:41 PM »
I reference Ferrets for Dummies and the American Ferret Association Facebook Group. It's definitely important to be aware that things change a lot in the ferret world, especially medically.  :thumbsup2:

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Re: Might be getting a ferret
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2014, 08:27:06 PM »
Are there a lot of raw feeders on the AFA  group, mutewolf?

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Re: Might be getting a ferret
« Reply #27 on: January 14, 2014, 08:33:07 PM »
Yup! Unfortunately, the AFA group can be a little...dramatic so someone who's wanting to start out feeding raw is generally referred to one of the more expierenced members and mentored, just like on the Holistic Forum.

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Re: Might be getting a ferret
« Reply #28 on: January 14, 2014, 08:38:07 PM »
LOL dramatic. Can't see how it can get dramatic from raw feeder to raw feeder, but I'll take your word for it lol.

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Re: Might be getting a ferret
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2014, 09:03:04 PM »
I am planning on keeping him but I might get him a friend at some point so thanks for letting me know about the rescue. Is it ok to introduce two males together that are older?

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Re: Might be getting a ferret
« Reply #30 on: January 14, 2014, 09:04:41 PM »
LOL dramatic. Can't see how it can get dramatic from raw feeder to raw feeder, but I'll take your word for it lol.

Ooo, not raw to raw but raw to kibble. There have been some gross debates between kibble and raw feeders.

And yes, you should be able to introduce them fine after making sure they are both healthy. I think ferrets are okay with a 2 week quarantine. A seperate air space isn't as cruical with ferrets, just a different room. Then do slow introductions. I've only had one intro be "mean"  and that was between my older male and a new female. She pulled some of his fur out once and then they were fine after that.
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Re: Might be getting a ferret
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2014, 11:18:53 PM »
Speaking of separate airspaces, be careful when and if you get the flu. Ferrets can catch it from you and it is NOT a good time for them. I have heard some cold viruses can be transmitted, too, so I try to limit my contact whenever I am sick.

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Re: Might be getting a ferret
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2014, 09:55:19 AM »
I second, or third, or whatever HolisticFerret. BUT, be aware that it is a raw fed/whole prey site, so they probably wont be very supportive of your kibble diet. I didn't know they were and posted asking about what food to buy, they were all like uhh a raw diet? Duh. I felt pretty silly. BUT, you can feed kibble. However its no where as good for them as a raw diet is. Honestly I am all for raw diets (the boyfriend isn't though that's why he doesn't want me to get one) Take a loot at this thread if you haven't already.

http://holisticferret60.proboards.com/thread/871/before-after-raw-diet

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