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From: jlindquist
Date: 2001-02-26 03:48:00 UTC
Subject: [Ferret-Health-list] limp ferret

This is just one of the many ways that our darling fuzzies
like to use to scare the daylights out of
Seriously tho, my Chomper has done this a few times and it is
really scary but it does seem that he was just sleeping really
soundly. It still scared me tho and then when he yawned and
opened his eyes, I didn't know rather to scold him for doing
that to me or hugging him tight out of relief. I did both.

Pat L.
----- Original Message -----
From: Alexis & Jason Thonen
Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 11:20 AM

last night, I went to pick zoe up from the cage, and when I
got her, she was
completely limp. I shook her lightly with no response. I
placed her on the
floor where she just lay there. I tried to stand her up and
it was like she
was dead. she had no muscle response at all, normally a
sleeping ferret
will stretch or something. I could see her breathing but it
seemed somewhat
slow. then all of a sudden she perked up and was fine.
watched her all
evening and she was eating drinking pooping and playing
fine. does anyone
have an idea what was going on, or if it is possible she was
just very very
soundly asleep. we have 7 ferrets and I have never seen
this happen even
with the deepest sleepers. zoe is also deaf, btw, so she
couldn't hear my
frantic voice. it was terrifying.

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