Message Number: YG1447 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Public Relations
Date: 2001-03-19 14:41:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Spayed and now she's nesting

Hello Chere!

AHA! YOU have a forever Mom ferret!--
We have seen this over & over with rescues Chere, and -- what we have
learned is -- it is best NOT to spay unless you catch it immediately in the
first few days of vulvar inflation . Otherwise we use injections and count
44-45 days. It seems to negate the hormonal activity. I had one which
was like this for over a year-- another for 2 years and we had to find her
some make believe babies-- we have one here now a 3 .5 yr old ( Marie)
which came in with pyo to boot in season. She will take your hand if she
sees it coming into her nest--

I would appreciate hearing what the good doctors have to say on this
one. Here at Ferret Wise we have gone to the method of falsing term on
these special arrivals with the HCG injection (usually 1 works but we have
had to use a second after a 2 week wait with no change ) and as soon as the
vulva starts to decrease even slightly after injection scheduling spay at
44 days post. Best wishes and I hope this helps! But I would myself like
to know why the girls get locked into this hormonal nightmare.. Guess that
is why we humans get hormonal supplements!

at Ferret Wise