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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-13-2003, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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ferret Christmas

I was putting up my tree yesterday and it struck me that I never had a ferret at Christmas time. Is there anything I should avoid for my ferrets' sake like tinsel? Sometimes my friends take my ferrets out of their cage and they tend to get away from them.

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I read somewhere that Christmas is the most dangerous holiday for any pet. A real tree is a huge hazard because if a ferret were to eat any of the pine needles they could get very very sick. They have teeny digesting systems and anything, even their own food, can get stuck. For 20 years of my life we had a christmas tree, this year, at my very own apartment, I won't be having one because of my ferrets. Just too much of a hazard for my little darlings. I'd say that if it's a real tree, keep the ferrets in a seperate room. If it's a fake tree, still do the same because ornaments can be small. If your tree isnt' that big maybe put it on a table or something.
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Here's the link to the thing I read, it was right here on this forum!!!
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Here's the link to the thing I read, it was right here on this forum!!!
*facepalm* I had read that too but I forgot where I saw it. Thank you!

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Thank you very much Tutebugs for pointing that thread out!

The biggest thing to watch for Tweak is small ornaments tinsel/garland or ribbons.
They may think it's a toy and try to play with, chew on or even eat. As Tutebugs said their digestive tract blocks up very easily because they are so small. If you are worried about something like that happening go buy some ferretlax. It helps lubricate the digestive tract to prevent blockages from occuring. I usually feed this to my ferrets as a precautionary measure about once a week (it also helps prevent furballs).
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Thanks to both of you. The only thing I have to worry about is the pine needles (nothing a vaccum wont cure) I bought special ornaments for the bottom of the tree that are like mini stuffed animals so even if they do pull them off and chew on them it wont matter as much. I also tied my tree with 100lb fishing line so it can't fall over (something I would recommend to everyone pet or not). I can't get Ferret Lax here so I use petroleum jelly which is the main ingredient anyway.

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My ferrets love petroleoum jelly, isn't that odd. It tastes pretty nasty to me!! Just be sure it's 100% pure jelly.
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I just found this. http://trifl.org/xmasfaq.html It's worth a look.

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petrolium jelly (vasoline) works just as good!!

basically it is just something to coat the digestive tract.
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