Message Number: YG4902 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-06-26 14:10:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Ferret with a swollen head:

In a message dated 6/26/01 6:04:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
killian@z... writes:

> A women found her ferret under a bed next to an ant trap.
> The ferrets face is swollen and exhibits signs of pain when trying to
> open its mouth. The face shows bruising.
What kind of ants? Its possible the ferret is having an allergic reaction to
the ant bites......I would obviously take the ferret and the trap to the
vet....IMO, the swelling and bruising are both signs of a reaction. Hope the
fuzzy is hanging in there!

Lisa Leidig, Head Ferret
The Ferret Haven "By-the-Sea"