Message Number: SG542 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-30 04:21:32 UTC
Subject: RE: common knowledge
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To: "Linda Iroff" <>,
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From: "Church, Robert Ray (UMC-Student)" <>
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Why did I suspect you would ask for this, even before I posted? ;-)

Actually, I am working on a series of posts that will answer these question=
s, or at least generate even more questions. So, if you would allow me to =
beg off a week or two, I'll answer it completely AND give references.

Hope to see you in Columbus next month.


Bob also says
> the stress of overcrowding probably cause ferrets more
> discomfort, even deaths, than most ferret diseases combined.

I'd like to see some supporting evidence for this statement. While I can =

believe that overcrowding is a problem, especially in shelters, does it =

really effect more ferrets than adrenal disease or insulinoma? Combined?? =

What is the average number of ferrets in a household? What percentage of =

ferrets live in an overcrowded setting? Is overcrowding defined by space or=

number of ferrets, or a combination? Which is worse overcrowding: 5 ferrets=

in a cage 20 hours a day, 10 ferrets with their own room, or 20 ferrets =

free roam in 3 rooms?

Linda Iroff
Oberlin OH