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From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-08-07 00:02:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Need advise to avoid heat stroke
(or worse)

owens_s_ca@y... wrote:
> Hello again everyone.
> I need some advise on what to do during extreme heat spells. It was
> 104 F today, and the news said this is going to continue until at
> least Friday. I've never experienced this kind of heat in MY life,
> let alone know what to do to help my little girl. I don't have
> access to an air conditioner, I've got 3 really big fans going at all
> times (one practically right on her when she's sleeping), but don't
> know what else I can do. If nothing else, I'll check into boarding
> her at the vets where it's at least air conditioned (as much as I'll
> hate being separated). I'm terrified of something happening to her
> because of the heat. So, any and all tricks, tips, etc. would be
> GREATLY appreciated by us both.

Get you a few 2 liter plastic soft drink bottles. Fill them almost full
of water and freeze them. Put a couple into tube socks and put those in
the cage with your ferrets. My ferrets cuddle right up to those things
and my little girl even rest her chin on top of it. They will melt in
3-4 hours, so have a couple more frozen and ready to swap them out.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if you paniced when Sears discontinued it's catalog.