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From: joos vdHorst
Date: 2010-08-29 17:55:29 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] people/ferret germs

They can get human flu. So i can understand what the manager says. Allthough, I would NEBER buy a ferret from a store.
A store is not the place to go to get your new ferret child. I d rather go to a ferret rescue or a shelter or a lovable home where there are new litters with ferrets, so you can see how mum is in her caracter.
Ferrets can also get stressed and get sick from stress ( helicobacter infection in the stomach. Too much strange hands that tickle them CAN cause stress too.

Grreetz, Joos

[Those who want to discuss only origins
need to take that part of the discussion

The comment about common pre-existing
infections like Helicobacter mustelae flaring
with stress is a good observation.

It would be good to know what diseases
worried the store manager, I guess.

-- Moderator]


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