Message Number: YG6026 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-01 11:38:00 UTC
Subject: Re: YIKES!! Pulling out hair

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Mike Janke" <mjanke@m...> wrote:
> 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.
> Mike

Hi mike:
What I have seen him so is this, he leans up against something on
his back and whith his hand (front paw) looks like he combs it and
then lick, lick, lick, then combs more and licks more. and then no
more fur, just like it was shaved. Really wierd. But was sure
interesting to watch. I have to give him petromalt hairball remedy a
lot cause his doodies are black and tarry filled with fur. I
disected one to see.

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