Message Number: YG4599 | New FHL Archives Search
From: estellejackson
Date: 2001-06-16 09:45:00 UTC
Subject: Dead babies

I have been asked to post this info for someone else
He went out to his ferrets this morning and found that one of
his jills had killed all of its kits. The kits were 4 weeks
old, all healthy and the mother had been fine with them. He
has bred ferrets before + never had any problems. the only
reason I could think of was that the mother had been extremely
frightened in the night (ie. by a fox or other such predator)
though there were no signs of any thing trying to get into the
Has any one else come across anything similar before? and will
the mother be OK just left for her milk to dry up?

Thanks in advance
Estelle, Zorro + Biscuit