Message Number: YG2951 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mary R. Shefferman
Date: 2001-04-25 16:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Is this normal or a problem sign???

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Kris McDevitt" <ashflax@m...> wrote:
> I've had 7 ferrets over the past 10 years and only 1 ever did
this. From the time I got him he would suddenly stop while out
playing and running around, completely flatten out his body with all
4 legs spread out, and just lie there for a few minutes. The first
time he did it was a week or so after I got him. I thought something
was wrong but when I went to grab him he jumped up and started
playing again. He repeated the action on a daily basis. None of my
others ever did this. Has anyone else had a ferret like this or is
it a sign of somethings wrong??
> Thanks,
> Dawn

Our Balthazar is the same way -- and has always been that way. Of
course, early on I was concerned and had him checked out. He's now
about 3.5 years old. Although the other ferrets do the flat-ferret
thing, Bal just seems to do it more often. I think he gets bored
easily, and he knows I usually respond to him by initiating play. He
has me well trained.

--Mary & the Fuzzies