This problem can occur a few days after the jill has given birth and it is still not fully understood what causes it to happen.
- No interest in food
- Weight loss
- Muscular incoordination
Ignoring these symptoms can cause death, so please make sure you take her to the vet if you suspect anything untowards.
If you have a pregnant jill, you can usually prevent any problems with eclamptogenic toxemia by adding uncooked, fresh liver to your jill’s diet – but don’t give her too much as it’ll cause diarrhea.
You can read more about Eclamptogenic Toxemia in Ferrets here …
Pregnancy toxemia in a ferret by Erica F Dalrymple (technical paper)
Pregnancy Toxemia in Ferrets (PetMD)
(Last updated November 2019)
DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this page is not meant to replace seeing a veterinarian if you think your ferret is ill. It’s only meant to supply general information on a particular illness which was obtained either from personal experience with my sick ferrets, or from books and/or the Internet.