Message Number: FHL3140 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2007-11-29 16:32:42 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] This is a human news story but ferret related

As anyone who has followed work like that on adrenal disease and
things which ultimately create too high levels of LH in ferrets'
bodies knows, this is also related to ferret health (possibly even
more so since they are descended from burrow dwelling animals whose
main time of activity was in low light periods such as dawn and dusk,
i.e. crepuscular):

There are some useful posts in the FHL and FML Archives on the
importance of darkness, including in FHL posts from


(Dr. Jerry Murray)

and info can also be found on how amber light is the least problematic
for night lighting while lights that are high in blue components are
the worst and green the second worst. Info on that is also in the two

(The news article says "red" so I have sent a note asking that it be
forwarded to the author in case info has changed, and will also search
later. Everything I have read so far in the last 2 years says that
amber is best rather than red or yellow.)

Sukie (not a vet)

Recommended ferret health links:

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