How potent is ferret pee? I understand it smells, but within the last 3 months, my ferret has pee that smells almost acidic. Like cleaners that you cannot stand to smell because they hurt your nose?
She always has water, both a bottle and bowl. Her food has not changed since I got her.
The only thing that has changed is she started eating cat food-well, stealing it more so.
Is my ferret's pee supposed to be ULTRA acidic strong smelling, or could it be something else?
Well, if things have changed within the past 3 months, something is awry. First, a water bowl is much better than a bottle (the little furry guys get a lot more water this way). He could be favoring the bottle and not drinking as much from the bowl. Next, what's the urine color? It should be a clear yellow. If it has any sign of brownish coloration there may be a kidney problem. I suspect the problem is the cat food. There are only rare instances when I might recommend cat food, even as a treat, but I always research the type and brand before I offer it to any of my ferrets. Stay on the safe side and feed only a good ferret food. I strongly advise a trip to the vet for your fuzzy friend. If he checks out okay, use a water bowl only and keep him out of the cat food. Don't forget the ferret vitamins; they are very important.