Meet Sweetie a darling older free roam ferret who prefers being by herself . Sweetie tolerates other ferrets only when she has to but mostly seems to find them totally annoying. She was originally kept in the ferret room with her cagemate Peanut and multiple other ferrets but it quickly became apparent that she really did not care much for other ferrets and she especially tried to avoid being around other females! We found that she is much happier away from the other ferrets and is happy doing her own thing downstairs where she has several rooms to play in. Although there are a couple other ferrets running around the downstairs area they do not interact a lot. When the other ferrets do run into her and try to play with her she does her best to them know quite clearly that she does not appreciate being bothered.
Although totally blind she also has hearing issues too due to a hole in her ear drum. A creature of habit Sweetie moves around her living area well despite these issues unless someone decides to move something on her, then she may stumble and get confused, trying to figure out her surroundings. Her rooms are layered with potty pads as she does have a tendency to potty when and where she wants to mostly as she has trouble holding it, plus she seems to find it very difficult to climb in and out of a pan so the potty pads make it easy to clean up and easy for her to go when she needs to do so.
Being an older, hospice care ferret she sleeps a lot during the day. Waking us for soupies, treats and a few cuddles. She is being treated for adrenal, anemia and assorted tummy issues and is on several medications as well as probiotics for her tummy. She loves N-bones, soupies, and nibbles on the regular ferret food mix. We have added some beef baby food to her soup as it is higher in protein and iron which she needs. Sleepsacks and blankets are used most by Sweetie, and we can always use puppy pads as well.
Here is a list of items that the shelter can always use as we go through lots of these:
Pickle Juice ferret oil
Chicken or turkey baby food
Uncle Jims Duk soup
Potty pads & papertowels or gift card from Sams Club to purchase these
Wysong Ferret Epigen 90
Natural Gold ferret food
Evo cat & kitten chicken food
Nutro Kitten food
Bene-Bac probiotic paste/gel 30gram equine tube is most cost effective
Gift cards for Pet Supplies Plus, Wal-Mart , Sams and Dr. Foster and Smith