Date: 2004-12-03 03:07:05 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Help - Suggestions Please-Pacing
In a message dated 12/2/04 1:52:56 PM Central Standard Time,
It sounds like she had a rough beginning with isolation and she reverts to
using two behaviors (violent expression of displeasure and pacing) which are
often seen in small roadside zoo settings (sometimes along with self-mutiliation,
circling, and others). I would suspect that any strong enough hormonal
imbalance (like from an adrenal problem), pain, or other major stress may
contribute to that.
Those are some long distance guesses.
No, I've not tried the scent mapping, as she really does get around well.
She is fine tonight, even saw her eating kibble in her cage this AM after her
gravy. I forgot to mention that she threw up a couple of times last night, so
I'm thinking her tummy was upset and she didn't want us bothering her. She did
great this eve., ate her gravy, played, went into her blanket, I got her out
and we played some more, then she wanted to go back to sleep so I put her back
into her cage and she's peacefully sleeping like she usually does.
Need I say she has me well trained and is spoiled rotten. She's been my
"special" baby for almost 7 yrs, I guess I've been trying to make up to her for
the neglect she was subjected to the first two years of her life.
Thanks for all your suggestions.