Message Number: YG1898 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Christopher
Date: 2001-03-30 20:03:00 UTC
Subject: Re: weight loss/shedding

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "David C. Bonesteel" <mulberry@s...>
> I have one ferret shedding his winter coat right now. Cisco is 1
1/2 years old and I noticed when he started shedding
> that he looked skinny and sunken in around the hips


I would watch to see that he is eating normally. Depending on how his
sheds have fallen he sounds like he's just a little late losing his
baby fat. It's normal to lose alot of winter weight, (I've heard up to 25%) with the spring shed. I think I would get a weight just to see how much has been lost though. If his activity and appetite are unaffected I would blame it on the spring!