From: "Chris Lloyd"
Date: 2002-07-30 19:27:11 UTC
(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.
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