Message Number: YG4927 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Dovie Reynolds
Date: 2001-06-27 10:08:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Is it normal for ferrets to grow
different colorfur after a year?

> I just wanted to know if this was normal because my
> ferret is growing like a crown and two large size
> black fur on his head. He is also growing grey fur on
> his back, is this a normal thing for ferrets or should
> I be concerned?

From what I've read, it is perfectly normal for them to change color
completely with their shedding cycle. My Copernicus just went through this:
he went from silver to sterling silver in one week (almost all of his black
guard hairs fell out), and now he has gone back to silver. I wouldn't be
alarmed unless the hair falls out and doesn't grow back.

Dovie (the human)
Ariel, Aramis & Copernicus (the ferrets)
Mischief & Furrble (ferrets remembered with love)