Message Number: YG6458 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-08-17 23:18:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Hair loss on tails?

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Angela" <xoxoxomom@a...> wrote:
> Hi,
> I know hair loss on a ferrets tail could be a sign of Adrenal
> disease, but are there any other reasons why ferts lose tail hair?
> I've got a problem! My 3 newest kids are all having thinning
> hair on their tails all the sudden. I adopted all 3 of them from
> KiSta shelter when it closed, so they've been here with us for,
> getting close to two months I guess. One ferret, a male, Calvin,
> a tiny bit of hair thinning at the end of his tail when he arrived
> here. Now the 2 females tails are doing the same thing.
> Keep in mind that I recently posted about my buddy Glacier and
> his symptoms, one of those being tail hair loss. I have 1 guy,
> whom has been with us the longest who has not shown any signs of
> thinning tail hair yet.
> They all are caged together, and one other thing is that they
> seem to be REALLY itchy lately, with no signs of fleas or anything
> else. I was kinda wondering about some kind of mite or skin thing
> that is catchy?? They can be sleeping soundly and just jump down
> of their hammocks and scratch wildly.
> Hope someone can give me some kind of idea what to look for or
> do about this. Thank you!
> Angela
> and the 5 north GA fuzzbutts,Rocky,Glacier,Diva,Foxy,and Calvin

Hi there,
My 5 year old male is finally getting over his bald tail. I wiped
his tail with hygrogen peroxide on a cotton ball twice a day and got
yellow stuff like black head type stuff off. His tail sure is
looking good. They scratch a lot anyway, but use flea stuff on them
anyway. I read where bald tail is from stress. Good luck.