Message Number: YG6381 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Erin Simkins
Date: 2001-08-15 12:48:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Rigid ferret, what does it indicate?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Troy Lynn Eckart <sprite@k...> wrote:
> What does it mean when a ferret is rigid? I'm ferret sitting and
one of
> the ferrets isn't well. When I picked him up from a sleeping
> curled position, his body was rigid, not limp as a healthy ferret
> be.

Hi TLE, I'm not sure but I do know that when one of my ferrets was
sick with clostridium, he would do the same thing whether he was
awake or asleep. It was like his tummy hurt and he didn't want to be
uncurled. He also had vomiting and diarrhea. After a few days of
antibiotics, he went back to being the normal. I suspect that since
this guy is recovering/recovered from ECE, maybe his tummy isn't
feeling well either.

Just a thought.

Erin Simkins
Education Director
American Ferret Association