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  1. What is a female ferret called?
    Jill
  2. What is a male ferret called?
    Hob
  3. What is a baby ferret called?
    Kit
  4. What type of estrus cycle do ferrets have?
    They have a seasonal polyestrus which means they come into heat more than once during breeding season
  5. What is an insulinoma?
    Beta cells in the pancreas form a tumor.It causes an excess production of insulin which results in dangerously low blood glucose levels.
  6. How is an insulinoma diagnosed?
    measuring fasting blood glucose levels
  7. At what age range do ferrets develop isulinomas?
    between 2 to 4 and up.
  8. How is an insulinoma treated?
    • Surgery: Treatment of choice if caught early. Partial pancreatectomy provides increased survival  and no additional medication is needed.
    • Drug therapy: temporary remedy and is rarely effective. Prednisone is the drug of choice. Also they must be on a high protein diet.
  9. What is the taxonomic name for ferrets?
    Mustela putorius furo
  10. What is the taxonomic name for lizards?
    Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata
  11. What are nutritional requirements for iguanas?
    Young: Feed daily. Vegetable material (swiss chard, alfalfa sprouts, beets, collard greens, mustard greens, turnip greens, broccoli, spinach, carrot tops, thawed frozen veggies) and calcium supplements. 

    Adult: fed 2 to 3 times a week, can be offered same as juvenile  as well as plant material (dandelions, clover, rose petals, hibiscus, carnations and nasturium) fresh fruits 

    They can also be offered expanded guinea pig or rabbit food

    Commercial diets are available. High protein diets can cause kidney failure and death.
  12. How can an owner treat dehydration in an iguana?
    Soak iguana in war water for a short period of time.

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