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From: Mike
Date: 2010-11-12 14:17:55 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Ferret pregnant?

You should get several answers to your questions and I am not an expert but=
here is what I think:
1)=C2=A0 Does this ferret have two black dots in one of the ear flaps?=C2=
=A0=C2=A0 If so it is a marshall ferret and has been fixed and descented so=
she could not be pregnant.=C2=A0
2)=C2=A0 Enlarged nipples if not pregnant she could be adrenal
[ditto enlarged vulva -- moderator]
3)=C2=A0 Low energy could mean low glucose and she could be insulinomic.
4)=C2=A0 The mass could be normal like an enlarged spleen and those will lo=
ok dark bluish or black.
Of course there are other possiblities besides than the ones I listed=C2=A0=
above.=C2=A0 She is no doubt scared and unsure of what is going on, she's b=
een removed from the world/home that she knew and is now in a totally alien=
(to her) world.=C2=A0 You may know that you are going to take care of her,=
feed her and Love her but she has no way=C2=A0of knowing this, it takes ti=
me.=C2=A0 She will be frightened even if she doesn't show it.
Good Luck

> The ferret has low energy. She also has enlarged nipples and vulva. Her s=
tomache >has a hard mass in it and it is a dark blueish color if you look c=

[Find a ferret vet. This sounds like a sick ferret. Many
people travel for veterinary care but if you check the
lists of recommended ferret vets (or say where you are)
you may not need to travel much. Here are two lists:
and sometimes a common third thing to do is to see
which vets ferret shelters are using:
I've heard that the AFA is planning to update its lists
(always a hard chore when people are very busy):
and you will both need a good book for basics such
as _Ferrets for Dummies_ which is part of the "for
Dummies" series of books.=20

If you have not bought
ferret food or don't have a place locally with it yet
then you can use a high quality kitten food while you
order appropriate food and other supplies over the internet.

Never having had a ferret, not knowing about ferrets,
not having supplied the home for ferrets, and no knowing
(yet) about ferret proofing, then adding a ferret who
is likely ill is a tough combo but ferrets are worth the
learning, effort and expense. I am sure that members will
help you learn, too, and the non-health things can be
learned about from the FML (Ferret Mailing List):
to join write to:
-- Moderator]


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