Message Number: YG270 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-02-26 13:07:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Change in behavior

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., JaCysDesertRose@f... wrote:
> Hello,
> Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I don't know
> where else I can.
> I have a jill who has suddenly changed her behavior. Less than a
week ago, she has always been a very peppy and excitable ferret.


I don't think it necessarily sounds minor at all. Any sudden change
is something to at least get checked out. In my experience, there is
usually a reason for a ferret to suddenly sleep more. I would take
her to the vet and have a complete blood work up done, a test for
ADV, and x-rays taken. If you have a ferret knowledgeable vet,
he/she can go from there. One thing to consider could be a partial
blockage. Partial blockages are not uncommon in young ferrets
especially, and they sometimes move around, allowing the ferret to
eat and eliminate fairly normally.

Has anything changed at your house? If you've recently moved or
gotten another pet (or any variety of things), she could also be
reacting to that. Please do have her checked out as soon as possible.