Message Number: YG2382 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-04-09 20:29:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Darkness

At 11:47 AM +0000 4/9/01, wrote:
>I've noticed that when the people who keep their ferrets dark at night talk
>about their setups, it seems that the night environment is kept as dark as
>possible, with private rooms, heavy cloths, etc. One thing that strikes me
>is that in nature, darkness is not a constant-- it varies with the moon, and
>some nights can be very bright, relatively speaking. Does anyone try to
>cyclicly vary the degree of darkness their ferrets are exposed to, to try to
>emulate a more "natural" experience? Or would this not matter, for reasons
>of which I'm not aware?

Well, if the animal's ancestor is likely to sleep in a burrow setting
or other well protected setting then light exclusion is to be
expected as natural, as opposed to for critters like tree-resting