Message Number: YG2953 | New FHL Archives Search
From: The Divide Homeowners Assoc.
Date: 2001-04-25 17:25:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Is this normal or a problem

Quoting Kris McDevitt <ashflax@m...>:

> I've had 7 ferrets over the past 10 years and only 1
ever did this. From
> t> he time I got him he would suddenly stop while out
playing and running
> arou> nd, completely flatten out his body with all 4
legs spread out, and just
> li> e 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
> j> umped up and started playing again. He repeated
the action on a daily
> basi> s. None of my others ever did this. Has
anyone else had a ferret like
> thi> s or is it a sign of somethings wrong??
> Thanks,
> Dawn

Dawn, while i am certainly not a vet, i have
rescued/adopted ferrets for the last 20 years. I have
had many ferrets who show this behavior and in my
opinion (again i am not a vet) this behavior is normal
and means your ferret would love some attention/play
time. I read somewhere that this means, and i believe
so, your ferret is either wanting attention from you or
is trying to look invisible, either way, i would not
worry if this was the only thing going on. I think it
shows your ferret is comfortable to want to have fun
with you! Deidre

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