Message Number: YG851 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Christopher
Date: 2001-03-07 08:06:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Crooked Tail from a Fall

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., wen@d... wrote:
> holding him.) I proceed to check out his hind end, tail. No
> bumps……. looks like his tail is out of alignment…..I massage his
> end and tail for a few minutes….I placed him down on the ground to
> watch is stride and position of tail. After a few stride down the
> hallway, he seem fine……he was running around, playing. He is no
> longer allowed on the computer desk.
> My question is: Am I doing more harm than good? Has anyone seen
> this before. I hope this
> does not happen again…….if so what can I do? Thanks!

Sounds like you did the right thing this time and have the right
idea, "no more computer desk!" My albino gib, Angel, has really poor
eyesight even for a ferret. I've read in a couple places that this is
not uncommon in albino anything. We've considered changing his name
to Kamikaze as he will launch himself into the air from any surface
at any height. So I'm curious if this was a fall or a leap of faith.
I'd check the tail for swelling and watch his gait again this morning
and if all seems well breathe a sigh of relief until next time.

Hugs to you both