When ferrets are young, we see more behavioral issues (such as biting) and gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. Since ferrets are very inquisitive, they tend to get into things and chew/eat things they shouldn’t. This means foreign body gastrointestinal obstruction is relatively common. This could, unfortunately, require surgery. Gastritis, bloat, gastric ulcers and diarrhea from infectious causes (viral or bacterial) or dietary indiscretion are more common in young ferrets. If you notice any vomiting or diarrhea, or any changes in behavior, please schedule an appointment with one of our experienced veterinarians.