Like any other animal, the inquisitive ferret also chews up, eats and can accidentally swallow various kinds foreign objects. These foreign objects usually lodge themselves in the stomach and may even block the ferret's intestines.
The most common signs seen in ferrets with foreign objects in the stomach are vomiting, diarrhea or difficulty passing stool.
Other symptoms may include:
Foreign objects eaten by ferrets are often various things lying around the home; among them:
Recently weaned ferrets are known for chewing their bedding, while baby ferrets (kits) love to chew the bottle nipples and any pacifiers lying around.
X-rays are usually sufficient in diagnosing the foreign object(s) in the ferret's stomach. Although there are times an endoscopy may be needed.
A special type of tissue that exudes mucus
A medical condition in which the stomach becomes inflamed
The whole system involved in digestion from mouth to anus