Message Number: YG6187 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-07 19:35:00 UTC
Subject: Found Midget dead

I found my three year old female dead today in her cage. I had let her
out at 6:00 this morning, and she seemed fine. Had been fine, unless I
missed something. She had her left adrenal removed lastSeptember, and
was showing right adrenal signs with hair loss at the top of her head.
Surgery was scheduled for this fall to allow some growth to the gland.
What do some of you think was wrong? Could there have been an underlying
heart problem? It's very upsetting when your ferret dies, especially
when you don't expect it and do not know the cause of death. I have two
other sweet ones that I thought would go at any time; never expected
Midget to go, as she was my youngest. Any input would be appreciated.

There are pets that will get to your heart, but a ferret will steal your