From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-03-02 16:57:00 UTC
Subject: grooming, reverse drag racing, wheezing, cardiomyopathy
>Pogey would press her muzzle
>against my arm (or other exposed skin) and rapidly click her teeth
>together, just grazing the skin. Normally this was perfectly harmless,
Incisor nibbles? That would be classic grooming behavior, if so.
Having had ferrets in the family for years I can say that both
genders drag things just as BFFs drag rocks.
Given that you say the ferret is very healthy and very active, does
the ferret make the "wheezing" noise ONLY when happy, or happy and
very active? Does it sound like heh-heh-heh? Some "laugh" that way.
Scooter had a furball that even caused liver inflammation and lymph
node inflammation. We all breathed a sigh of relief when it didn't
turn out to be lympho.
Be patient with me: I have dental woes again with abscess. In my
mention of CoEnzyme 10Q the ferret, of course also, had essential
meds such as Enacard, Lasix, and Digoxin.