Message Number: YG3436 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-05-10 23:30:00 UTC
Subject: Re: 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).

If you would like to read a very interesting literature over-view
that is only about 6 years old Jeff Johnston did a fine one on this
topic while he was doctoral student in epidemiology at UNC It can be
found at:

I think this may have been entered as a link in the FHL files, too.
Those files are just chuck-full of great things.