Message Number: YG5579 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Jennifer
Date: 2001-07-16 22:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: jaw problem

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Linda Iroff <ferret@m...> wrote:
> Jennifer writes:
> > He took xrays, blood work, and tried to open
> > Bartleby's mouth while he was under sedation. He couldn't get the
> > open but maybe 1/2 and inch.
> Is is possible that Bartleby is deaf or has a blaze or other
> symptoms? This is a relatively rare manifestation, but I have heard
> other deaf ferrets with this problem. My Buttons, a deaf blaze,
also cannot
> open his mouth very wide. He has been like this since birth, is now
4 years
> old. He eats frequently, perhaps because it takes him longer to eat
than a
> normal ferret. He does tend to be on the thin side, so I give him
> chicken gravy supplement every couple days.
> Linda Iroff
> Oberlin OH

Bartleby isn't deaf. His color is interesting to me. I don't know
exactly what to call it. He is white, with some yellowish spots, and
has flecks (not spots) of greyish black and his tail has a grey tip
to it. When we first got him I thought he would be considered a
spotted white. Thanks for the input.