Message Number: SG552 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Chris Lloyd"
Date: 2002-07-30 19:27:11 UTC
Subject: Stress
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Message-ID: <000001c237ff$1c645200$3600a8c0@ramond>

(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?)

I think the answer lies in how many separate hiding places there are in
the cage or room/rooms. Ferrets were solitary animals we have tried to
alter but they still need dark quiet places to hide/rest in. I would
think that 5 ferrets in a cage with 5 hiding places was less stressful
than 3 rooms with no dark hiding places. The other thing is some people
think Adrenal and Insulinoma type illnesses may be stress related.

The Wessex Ferret Club
Chris Lloyd ICQ no. 44575318

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