Message Number: YG5754 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Star
Date: 2001-07-25 10:15:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Ferrets with Goiter?

--- malboc@e... wrote:
> I have two ferrets, male and female, both have been
> fixed, both are
> in
> good health. They are active, playful, hyper,
> eating, drinking,
> sleeping, and uh...disposing of waste in the usual
> way with no
> oddness. However, they've both developed these
> "pockets" on the sides
> of their necks, like extra folds of skin.

Are they getting plenty of water? Their skin could be
loose from dehydration. Or have they had a sudden
weight loss? Or maybe they are biting each other on
the neck causing loose skin? These are just some
thoughts that popped into my head. I'd say a visit to
a ferret-smart vet might be in order. The expense is
worth it if only to set your mind at ease.


Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken. - Frank Herbert
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Ferrets: Boo, Eris, Texas, Icarus, Dakini, Dodger, Snagglepuss, Strawberry, Isadora & Feona Hopper

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