<sigh> Lots of possibilities..... It's very important to have a very
good ferret vet right now. Sounds like you may but be sure. Some
-Ulcers from the stress of losing Charley. Very common in ferrets who
lose a cagemate. Needs immediate treatment and can take over two months
to bounce back. A new playmate could cause the ulcers too if he was
still mourning Charley. See http://www.moonsgarden.com/ Read the
medical FAQ on Helicobacter.
-New playmate may have been a carrier of any number of things -even if
she looks perfectly fine. Parasites, ECE... you can read about these at
Ferret Central as well.
-Fiberglass...Not a good thing to ingest if he did!
-Partial blockage from something else in the kitchen is possible too. a
partial blockage might still allow stools to flow.
It could be other things as well but the important thing right now is to
have a vet who really knows about ferrets so your ferret can get a
proper diagnosis and the right treatment asap. By the way, if your
ferret is not eating for any of the reasons listed above, he could have
a temporary low *** sugar reading from that (as opposed to it being
from a cancer)
One more thing.. under the fridge can be very very dangerous for ferrets
for a number of reasons (poison, electrical stuff, fan that could start
up suddenly with your ferret right there). If you can't find a way to
block that off, you might want to restrict them to rooms other than the
Hope your vet is able to help him and find out what's wrong.
> My sister lost her first ferret to cancer, I lost my first ferret,
> to adrenal cancer just a couple of months ago. Now, Buddy, over the past
> few days lost a lot of weight and became very lazy. My wife picked him
> to play with him and he was limp. He could barely hold his head up and
> dragging his hind legs. We rushed him to the vet who gave him cortizone,
> which picked him up. He still did not eat overnight for the vet. He
> the symptoms point to pancreatic cancer. He is going to try and take
> to do a glucose check and an x-ray, but I am trying to rule out other
> My sister's current ferret almost died from what turned out to be a
> that did not show up on an ultrasound. I am hoping he may have ingested
> something, although the vet does not feel anything in the abdomen.
> Buddy is passing stool normally. Can a ferret get a reaction to
> something like fiberglass wrapping around a dishwasher? We let them run
> around in our kitchen and they get behind there and under the fridge.
> symptoms only appeared in the last couple of days, and he had no troubles
> prior to letting them run around our kitchen once we got him Mimi, his
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated in assisting me, because my
> wife is still not over Charley.