Message Number: YG6185 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-07 15:55:00 UTC
Subject: Help in heat wasRe: [Ferret-Health-list] Digest Number 327

In a message dated 08/07/01 8:20:38 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

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
times (one practically right on her when she's sleeping), but
know what else I can do.

It's really hot here too - and I don't have an a/c. What I do have
is lots
and lots of jugs of frozen water that I wrap in towels and rotate in
ferrets cages. That allows them to get close to the coolness or as
far away
from it as they want to. Letting them play in water or misting them
help, but fans don't help all that much, since ferrets don't sweat.

Dr. Ruth
Save lives - spay or neuter your pet.