Message Number: YG4282 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-03 13:26:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 216

In a message dated 6/2/01 12:15:33 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Re: Re: Over heating

From what I understand, fans do not work for ferrets as they don't
However, a fan can be good if you put a block of ice in front of it
in front
of your cage. I, personally, used litre soda bottles filled 3/4ths
full and
then frozen. I then wrapped them in a dish towel and laid them right
in their
cages where they could get up next to them. I say I used because I
fortunate enough to have central air put in last summer.

Small window air conditioners can be bought at rummage/garage sales
cheaply too.

I've been told that using a fan with a block of ice in front of it
blowing directly into the cage works. I'm not sure why the fan would
with the ice but my vet, who is very ferret knowledgeable, swears by

Just another thought...

Barb and the 5 whirling dervishes...Gus, Zak, Hope, Bren and Kate
Please give to Aleutian Disease research...the ferret you save may
be your