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Old 07-16-2009, 10:20 AM
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Any current or past ferret owners?

My gf and I got 2 ferrets about 4 years ago while in school.

The past few weeks one seemed to be sick so i took her to the vet on Monday for a 5:45 pm appointment. The doctor said he wanted to do blood work and possible X-rays but would not be able to do so until the morning, so we left her over night.

I called at 10:00 AM in the morning to see if she was ready to be picked up. They told me she is all ready to go and that her blood was sent out and the Dr. would call the next morning with the results. I was planning on picking her up after work but i get a call at 12:00 PM telling me she died....

COMPLETE shock. The Dr. said from what he was able to read at the office was that her red blood cell count was very very low and that her blood looked pink when he took it. He thinks she was living with Feline Leukemia and it just hit her hard this past week...

Even though it's such a small nothing animal there was a huge attachment...we had a funeral yesterday
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ANYWAYS, the reason i'm posting is not to get sympathy but we are worried about our other little guy. He knows something is up , he knows his little lady friend is gone.

Has anyone had experience with this? I have read that when you have 2 and one dies the other can go into depression and die themselves! Yesterday i tried to make some bonding time with him and my family 70lb Labradoodle which was OK but not the same of course.


So I'm done sounding like a weirdo ferret owner. Before we got ours i pictured ferret people as being overweight white trash that lived in trailers but i proved myself wrong, i guess. You never know i can be there some day

If anyone has anything POSITIVE to add it would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:39 AM
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My cousin had a ferret, he was cool. I don't have any information for you....but I am sorry that Irma died.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:55 AM
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I was hoping for a pic of Irma. I'm so sorry Marc I know nothing about ferrets, but I hope someone on here has an answer for you soon. It would be devastating to lose the other one too (BTW, what's his name?).
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:16 AM
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Thank guys.

His name is Fez.

Here is a pic of them doing what they did best together. Irma is the white one.

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Old 07-16-2009, 11:18 AM
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OMG, they are so cute!

I am sorry for your loss, Marc, and I hope that Fez is OK
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:19 AM
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Thank guys.

His name is Fez.

Here is a pic of them doing what they did best together. Irma is the white one.

Quoted for cuteness.

Marc, maybe try posting this question here Loving Ferrets - Ferret Lovers' Forums. if you don't get a response from an AF ferret owner?

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Old 07-16-2009, 11:25 AM
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Thank You!

I really don't want to be a member of a ferret forum lol but i guess a few posts will not hurt
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Thank You!

I really don't want to be a member of a ferret forum lol but i guess a few posts will not hurt
LOL use a pseudonym. Like Bigcram. No one will know the difference.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:29 AM
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Sorry to hear about your ferret
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:31 AM
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LOL use a pseudonym. Like Bigcram. No one will know the difference.
LOL BIGCRAM was my vanity plate.
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aww poor irma... my condolences i hope fez will be okay, too...

the same thing happened to my grandma's cats, where one died and the other become depressed for a few weeks before my grandparents caved and adopted another cat. i don't know how feasible it might be to adopt/buy another ferret, or if fez's temperament is suited for a replacement partner, but it's something to consider?
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:51 AM
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yeahhhh the GF brought up getting another one and my friend told me to look on PetFinder to rescue one around his age but i'm not sure if that's something i want to start all over again.
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That picture is so cute. I'm really sorry about Irma.

I wish I had some advice for you, but I don't know anything about ferrets. I just wanted to say that I hope you get some answers. I found this: Debbie's Ferret Info Page there are lots of links on there that may have some information. HTH.
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get another one. problem solved.

ETA: nvm. didn't see second post.

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W. There really are forums for everything. Bet the kids on the ferret forum are WEIRD.

And, sorry about your ferret.
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weirder than the kids from the I can legally drink but still love harry potter and hello kitty forum?
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weirder than the kids from the I can legally drink but still love harry potter and hello kitty forum?
Guilty as charged. I still don't think I'm any weirder than guys who wear Juicy and put on more makeup than me though.
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when one of my guinea pigs died, the other one stayed in his house and never came out

sorry bout your ferret, they are so cute
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OMG WHERE ARE THESE FORUMS?!?! Links pls!!!!
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Guilty as charged. I still don't think I'm any weirder than guys who wear Juicy and put on more makeup than me though.
I think Buddha was taking a shot at me? I think...
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I think Buddha was taking a shot at me? I think...
I was wondering how he knew I was on HP and HK forums...

Ok then ceight. I'll let you feel "offended" instead.
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I think I'll write an angry PM about it. Though, I am kind of lazy.
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girls girls, no need to be possesive over my snide remarks, there is more than enough to go around.

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Old 07-16-2009, 01:21 PM
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I don't know anything about ferrets, but I believe that in cats, feline leukemia can be passed from one to another, so you may want to ask your vet if Fez should be tested.
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I dont know anything about ferrets but I wanted to say that I am sorry for you losing one. The loss of a pet, no matter how small, is sad .
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