Message Number: YG2677 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-04-18 00:18:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Adrenal stink?

In a message dated 4/17/01 10:10:26 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
amyjimr@m... writes:

<< Hi folks. I was wondering, when your ferret has odor from adrenal, is it
all over or based around the ears. I have a 4 yo male who's head stinks, I
clean his ears faithfully each week. >>

Hi Amy

In my experience, the increased odor is throughout the body, not just the
head. It has always been a heavier musky smell and I never noticed if there
were areas of the body that had concentrations of smell.

I would have your little guy checked for ear mites, just in case. I have
noticed that in the ferrets that I am treating for ear mites, the smell
around their ears is noticeable and the wax is dark and abundant.


Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"