little mammalian man gave me a heart attack this morning when he suddenly vomited multiple times, became lethargic with teeth grinding while dragging his tummy across the ground. thankfully i work at an exotics hospital and rushed him over— by the time i got there he was completely fine 😭 had some rads done with no clear blockage or reason for this episode. snufkin was given fluids, an anti-nausea shot, and is going to be monitored at home. hes getting a nail trim in retribution :((
One of the older dogs my aunt has absolutely refuses to eat unless the ferret is next to her. So every morning my uncle grabs the ferret and peppers food dish and sits on the couch with them. Only then will pepper eat.
Note: she does not want to eat the ferret. They are good friends (with supervision because pepper could step on her) and they enjoy playing hide and seek. The ferret (noodle) will hide under the couch, blankets, closet areas until pepper finds her, then she will roll on the floor playfully before scampering off again.
The ferret does not care about the 8 dogs. And 6 of the dogs have no interest in the ferret what so ever. Noodle will climb on them and they are just like ‘whatever’ the tiny Pomeranian with no teeth want to eat noodle. And will sit in front of her cage and bark at her. Noodle has no fear and maybe a death wish and will try to play through the bars. They are separated when noodle gets free range of the house.
I have no idea how they found out that pepper will only eat with the ferret near her. But she used to be a lot harder to get to eat anything. She has put on a lot of weight since they got her, but could stand to gain a few pounds. She was skin and bone when they got her.
Noodle is also the friendliest ferret you will ever meet. It’s wild because usually ferrets are moody and bitey. But she is incredibly tolerant with everyone. Never bitten anyone. She has so much personality. They got her from a rescue ❤️