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Frostbite

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Frostbite

Frostbite is damage to the skin, and underlying tissue, which is caused by exposure to freezing temperatures. This condition is not common in healthy ferrets, since ferrets are able to cope with the cold temperatures in an average UK winter, and prefer the cooler months of the year, to the hotter ones.

Ferrets have a good covering of fur over most of their body - the exception being the underside of their chest and abdomen, nose, and bottom of their feet. Despite this they are not prone to frostbite!

Ferrets love to play in the snow, but they shouldn't be allowed out for too long so they don’t get too cold

How do ferrets cope with the cold?

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Why does frostbite happen?

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What are the signs of frostbite?

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When should I take my ferret to my vet?

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Is it painful?

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Is there anything I can do to prevent it?

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