Q&A: Sick ferret…She is making “biting” motions???
Question by Angela M: Sick ferret…She is making “biting” motions???
I think she had a seizure, too. Yesterday she was having problems walking, and then seemed okay. I checked on her this morning and I found her on her side, making biting motions and drooling. She is an elderly ferret, over 8 years old.
I would normally take her to the vet, no questions asked, but there is no vet open on a Sunday morning. Given her age, I’m afraid she’ll die. I’ve gotten her to eat and drink small amounts(last night). She has had diarrhea(went on the floor).
Answer by cs
It sounds like she could be hypoglycemic, a common problem in older ferrets typically due to insulinomas. The biting motions can be minature seizures. Are there any ER vets nearby you? She should see one as soon as possible. Try giving her a little Karo syrup (you can get at any grocery store, not maple syrup) to increase her blood sugar.
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