Message Number: YG5389 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-11 11:41:00 UTC
Subject: Question on new ferret


I recently adopted a ferret for my 6 month old silver toned male ferret Squeaker. Coco is a 1.5 year old light brown sable ferret. Besides being the cutest little thing, I have some questions concerning her. First off, she has fleas. We noticed that when we got her home, she was constantly scratching. I gave them both a bath with just regular ferret shampoo and sprayed them with a ferret deodorizer hoping to kill most of them. I ordered flea shampoo and flea spray online but I haven't received them yet. I know the best solution for fleas is Advantage, but is there anything I could do in the meantime? I have a vet appointment for this weekend, but I would like to make them as comfortable as possible. Also, I noticed that she has little cuts on her neck. I'm assuming its from getting dragged around by all the other ferrets she was living with. Can I put neosporin on the cuts? If she were to lick some off, would it make her sick? I'm not to familiar with ferret breeds, but most o!
f her hair, with the exception o
f her tail and back is like peach fuzz. Is that normal for a sable or could it be an underlying problem? Squeaker's hair is so soft and long that it makes her look ratty. My last question is that when they are playing that make this whistle sound. It sounds like they are sucking in air. Is this normal? They haven't fought or anything I was just wondering what that means. Any help is greatly appreciated.