how do you keep an albino white?

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how do you keep an albino white?

Post by J& » Thu, 15 Oct 1998 04:00:00



I have an albino ferret and I cannot seem to keep his coat white. His litter
pan is changed daily and his bedding and cage are cleaned weekly. I also
bathe him once every two weeks. I use ferret shampoo, but its not doing the
trick. Is bathing him once a week too much? I read it diminishes their coat
of essential oils. I've tried everything but White Out... any suggestions?

Thanks,

Michelle & Joel
         and
Roswell & Soda

 
 
 

how do you keep an albino white?

Post by bronxe » Fri, 16 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

>I have an albino ferret and I cannot seem to keep his coat white. His litter
>pan is changed daily and his bedding and cage are cleaned weekly. I also
>bathe him once every two weeks. I use ferret shampoo, but its not doing the
>trick. Is bathing him once a week too much? I read it diminishes their coat
>of essential oils. I've tried everything but White Out... any suggestions?

>Thanks,

>Michelle & Joel
>         and
>Roswell & Soda

Duckie, my Albino(yes, really.) SO asks the following:

Do you smoke?  If so, this could be effecting the colour of your
ferret's fur.  Lots of sunlight or smoggy conditions will do that as
well. It could just be that you ferret really just has a yellow cast
to his fur and it wont get to a bright white.

I, the not albino elven one say:

You're bathing him too often.  Its not good for their skin and it
makes them more stinky.  Try changing his bedding more often and
bathing the actual ferret less often.

that's the news from here,
elf.

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how do you keep an albino white?

Post by Chris » Fri, 16 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Quote:


>>I have an albino ferret and I cannot seem to keep his coat white. His
litter
>>pan is changed daily and his bedding and cage are cleaned weekly. I also
>>bathe him once every two weeks. I use ferret shampoo, but its not doing
the
>>trick. Is bathing him once a week too much? I read it diminishes their
coat
>>of essential oils. I've tried everything but White Out... any suggestions?

>>Thanks,

>>Michelle & Joel
>>         and
>>Roswell & Soda

I use Nexxus Simply Silver shampoo, it really helps to get the yellow out of
the coat.  You should not bathe your ferrets very often though, it really
isn't good for their fur or skin.  You might also want to keep in mind the
type of food you feed your ferret.

Chris

 
 
 

how do you keep an albino white?

Post by Star & Tro » Fri, 16 Oct 1998 04:00:00


Just to elaborate - any sort of "Silver" shampoo intended for humans with gray
or silver hair may help. I use Jergens Silver, and it does help reduce the
yellowness in Boo's fur. Be sure to follow up with a good conditioner as the
human shampoo can be a bit drying. I groom my ferrets once a month, which
includes ear cleaning, nail clipping, and a bath. I notice no increase in their
odor.

Star

Quote:

> I use Nexxus Simply Silver shampoo, it really helps to get the yellow out of
> the coat.  You should not bathe your ferrets very often though, it really
> isn't good for their fur or skin.  You might also want to keep in mind the
> type of food you feed your ferret.

> Chris

 
 
 

how do you keep an albino white?

Post by John » Fri, 16 Oct 1998 04:00:00


    It's not unusual for an albino ferret to range from bright white to a
champaign to even a yellow color throughout the year. Just keep your ferret
clean, no more than once a month, toenails clipped, and ears cleaned and
don't worry about keeping his coat white. The American Ferret Assn. does'nt
care how white an albino is, it's still an albino. If a group that judges
shows does'nt care about the actual color of an albino, you should'nt
either.
    Weasey, the Wonderous White Weather Weasel, does'nt stay bright white
all year around, and he's still Mom's favorite.
                                                                John + Co.
Quote:

>I have an albino ferret and I cannot seem to keep his coat white. His
litter
>pan is changed daily and his bedding and cage are cleaned weekly. I also
>bathe him once every two weeks. I use ferret shampoo, but its not doing the
>trick. Is bathing him once a week too much? I read it diminishes their coat
>of essential oils. I've tried everything but White Out... any suggestions?

>Thanks,

>Michelle & Joel
>         and
>Roswell & Soda