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Arohk

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Need Tips for an Old Boy! - Friday, September 08, 2017 11:10 PM

Hello! It's been a while since the last post and I am happy to report that my Loki is still at perfect physical health at the moment. Save for two things- so I would like some fun or good tips to help a mom out! <p> <br> <p> 

My sweet ferret is going to turn 7 very soon. In this last year or so, his vision started to go in his right eye. They said it was natural and perhaps from an old wound of bumping into something in his childhood. I think that by the end, he will have completely lost sight in the eye from cataracts. His other eye remains crystal clear and no signs of problems. <p> <br> <p>

Also with his age, his hearing has started to go, I've noticed. He can still hear, just not as well as he used to. :) Has trouble locating exactly where the sound is coming from, but he still stops and is alert. I am told this is normal too. <p> <br> <p> 

So my question is if anyone has some good activities and maybe some toys for an elderly ferret that I can either make or buy. What has worked for you and your oldie? He is still as playful as ever and loves when I am with him, doing his usual flip out dance and being generally silly. With his failing sight in one eye and hearing loss, what can you guys recommend? If anything can be done different to accommodate and whatnot. Thanks guys! Love you all as always. <3
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Re:Need Tips for an Old Boy! - Sunday, September 10, 2017 8:53 AM
I have Rattle, jingle and squeaky toys for mine. I think eventually your baby will adjust to the loss of hearing. Should be able to follow the sounds. And it helps he can still see. They always seems to be able to adjust. 



 
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Re:Need Tips for an Old Boy! - Sunday, September 10, 2017 9:45 AM
Moe went blind when he got older.  When he came out of the cage, he would walk the perimeter of the entire house (one floor) sniffing around to get his bearings.  I very rarely saw him bump into anything, and only if something had been moved.  

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