I have a problem and I can't seem to find the answer. My ferret, Mary
Jane, has suddenly started to not use her hind legs. She has been fine all
weekend, and then suddenly this morning she was pulling her self around by
her front paws. She has also started sleeping in an area that she never
slept in before. MJ is kinda active (more active than most ferrets, less
active than for herself).
She has in the past two months lost a little hair on her tail. We attributed
this to my roommate getting a new pet rat who now lives in the room next to
us. Mary Jane is hell on wheels (or "Satan in a *** Costume" as we called
her the first week we had her). My husband and I have had ferrets for well
over a decade _each_ and we have no idea what to do. I have an appointment
with the vet, but I am trying to find out any general idea of what could be
wrong. Her gums are pink, she does not seem to bee in pain, she doesn't
squeak when I examine her back legs. I have given her some laxative in case
she is blocked.
The thing that gets me is that Mary Jane is not much over a year old and
came from a reputable vet. This has totally come from left field. She is the
active ferret who does the most insane thing! Now she is in a pile of shirts
and napping (nap time for her is not normally for another hour).
Any idea would be a great help. Thank you so much!
P.S. Did anyone else see the Martha Stuart show that had bathing ferrets? It
was great (even if she did call them "rodents")
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