Message Number: YG3398 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Lisa Shortley
Date: 2001-05-09 14:37:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Neurological Problems in Ferrets

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "TANSY" <Tansy@p...> wrote:
> Neurological Problems in Ferrets
> [TANSY] ::sigh:: Hi Lisa...I understand where you are coming
from. I once
> adopted a ferret named Pango who had been kept in an aquarium full
of cedar chips for close to a year. He was blind from cataracts from
the oil in the
> cedar (or so I was told) and had severe Neuro problems- he walked
like a
> drunken sailor.

WOW! I knew cedar chips were bad but I had no clue they could be
THIS bad! That is definetely something worth noting for those who do
education stuff for pet stores (especially the stores that name cedar
chips as ideal bedding for ferrets).

Thanks for the suggestion on ear mites. She doesn't have ear mites
though. Out of all my fuzzkids, she's most certainly my happiest!

> Otherwise just love her to death and know that you saved
> her.

Eh. Technically, I didn't save her - the shelter directors saved her
and worked with her and Faith through all the hard times! I just
fell in love and after several months of contemplating, couldn't
resist enjoying her and her sister everyday! ;-) I got the best job
of all with the girls!
Take care!
Lisa Shortley