by Michelle
(york PA. USA)

I have a 7-8 year old albino ferret named China. As you can probably understand she is old. But my main concern is that she has been losing hair on her tail and it has now worked up to the inside of her legs as well as on her stomach. She is still extremely active with a good diet. But I worry that there maybe be something that I am not seeing. My parents say it’s because she is old or may have a disease, but we will never now because we don’t have the money to take her to the vet. I probably wouldn’t be this frantic but I had another ferret growing up with China so she would have a playmate till out if the blue the other ferret (Sparkles) got some sort of tumor or censer, and she ended up dying within a week. This came about without warning or signs of problem. So you can understand my worry.

Please contact me with any info at

shellyhighsmith613 AT gmail DOT com


Comments for HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jul 14, 2012 Hair loss
by: Amanda

About 3 years ago, our white ferret lost pretty much all of his coat. I had all the bloods done to check his health and to look for adrenal disease, but everything came back clear. Then as we were going on holiday he went to stay with a friend who lived in a slightly colder place than us (still warm enough not to have central heating) and this friend washed him in iodine… the result of the temperature change or the iodine or for no reason at all, his coat grew back very quickly and thicker than before.

We will never know why he lost his hair or why it grew back.

Hope this helps

Apr 11, 2012 Adrenal
by: Anonymous

Most likely your fuzzy has adrenal gland disease. Your best bet is to ask your vet for a melatonin implant. It’s not terribly expensive $100 in the U.S. and lasts for a year. The fur grows back in a month or so. It’s not a cure for the disease but does help with the fur.

Apr 10, 2012 help for the ferret
by: Anonymous

Hi. My ferrets lost some hair too. Sometimes is it just because with no disease. Others can have adrenal. You can do some research online and see if there are any things you can do at home vs taking the ferret to a vet.

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