Message Number: YG6020 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mike Janke
Date: 2001-08-01 07:02:00 UTC
Subject: Re: YIKES!! Pulling out hair

Are you sure he's actually pulling it out? Do you see him doing
this? Ferrets can get ringworm, but I couldn't say whether or not
this is what you're seeing.


--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., thayneg@u... wrote:
> My male ferret Tr age 5 years, is pulling his fur out around his
> pee and above it almost to his front legs. He has has rat tail and
> the fur on his tail is growing back, finally. I have been putting
> Hydrogen Peroxide on it. I know rat tail can be from stress. But
> since the loss of Shiela, his mother last week actually 9 days ago,
> could he be pulling out his underneath fur in a stress mourning for
> her?
> And now on his side he has a round red sore. Does anybody have any
> idea what is going on? Do ferrets get ring worm? If so how, and
> his sister Shy-Girl at risk?
> Thanks,
> Carol