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#1 andy.m.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:48 PM

One of my ferrets is losing its fur from its tail
Should i be worried????

#2 Ferret mad Dave

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:51 PM

Nope it's looseing it summer coat too it's winter coat mate

#3 andy.m.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:02 PM

Pheeew!!!...thanks for that

#4 Ferret mad Dave

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

But do give it a check over for Mights ect

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 07:18 PM

Will do

#6 happyferret123

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 09:49 PM

If its just from the tail its called rats tail-
Rat Tail (aka Tail Alopecia) is where the tail begins to look like a rat's tail, with scaly skin, sparse, bristly hair, and blackheads. This is a harmless condition with no known causes. Aloevera gel works works well to wipe off the black heads.
(from STA ferret rescue)

http://starescue.org...rt-1/4541285457
Its quite a handy website for ferret health

Edited by happyferret123, 21 October 2012 - 09:50 PM.


#7 borris

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:08 PM

Could be an adrenal gland disease that's common in Hobs.

#8 ferret100

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:30 PM

Rats Tail most likely, hormone related (not moult related) but unknown why. As long as the tail hair regrows after winter moult and no further hair loss is noted over the body/any other non-normal symptoms, then really nothing to worry about.



#9 young man

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 09:38 AM

mine has lost its coat and grew a tight short haired coat is that winter