A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper

A Day in the Life of a Zookeeper
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Monday, January 11, 2016

Ferretone and Vetasyl

The little ferrets got a treat this afternoon.  At least they think it was a treat....their sneaky mama actually snuck some Vetasyl in their treat and they were none the wiser.

The treat was a supplement called Ferretone.  It's used as a skin and coat supplement that keeps their skin soft.  Everyone but Violet loves it.  Vetasyl is fiber for animals - it helps balance the digestive tract for the ferrets.  So - when there are questionable outputs and with seven ferrets you are unsure who is having an issue this is step one.  I take two of the Vetasyl capsules and open them up and dump the contents into a paper bowl.  I squirt on some Ferretone and there you have it - instant ferret treat.  I am pretty sure the producer of funky outputs is Theo - sometimes his system just gets outta whack so I started with him, then Bash and then Kai.  I offered to Violet - she declined.  Then Madison had her turn, then Tabitha and Fiona got to finish the bowl.

Don't worry that Violet didn't have any.  I am 100% certain that she is not the source of funky outputs.  I am heading down to critter land in a few minutes to check in on the gang and give them their nightly loves.  Fingers crossed for no funkiness.

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