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Fur turning Yellow/Orange? - Thursday, March 04, 2010 1:18 AM
So I hear one place the the yellow/orange-ing of fur just means that because they are outside often the sun causes more oils, and it is completely fine.  Then I hear that it can point to hepatitis. So of course... I am worried.  This is one of my new guys, he recently starting changing colour.  He is due for a vet visit later this month anyways for vaccines, so he will be going soon (probably later in the month though). 
I am just a little worried because apparently he does have a history of going bald on his tail (he apparently went to the vet, got tests and everything came back normal, then his fur grew back), he has a lump that will be getting checked out, and now this oranging of his fur.  Here are a few pictures you can see it in... thoughts?

he is the white one in the middle




The white/orange one in the back



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Re:Fur turning Yellow/Orange? - Thursday, March 04, 2010 12:38 PM
What are you feeding him?  What type of kibbles and treats?
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Re:Fur turning Yellow/Orange? - Thursday, March 04, 2010 3:04 PM
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What are you feeding him?  What type of kibbles and treats?


He is getting a mix of Zupreem and EVO ferret, but will soon be on only Evo (due to needing grainfree for insulinoma ferret who is in same cage)
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Re:Fur turning Yellow/Orange? - Thursday, March 04, 2010 4:32 PM
I have seen diet have a effect on the coat.  I am sure as they age, they may get a bit yellow. It's the natural oils in  the ferret's fur.  Albino fur has no pigment, it picks up the color of the oils.

If he eating, pooping and playing.  I don't think I would worry about it.

What ferret does change color during seasons....they are always confusing us. 


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Re:Fur turning Yellow/Orange? - Thursday, March 04, 2010 4:37 PM
Spring has sprung....at least as far as ferrets are concerned and the hormone surges get them producing more oils thats all it is. Hepatitis is a yellowing of the skin eyes and mouth, they will have some spots on the skin with yellow oily areas, thats ok, its if all of them turn yellow you have to worry about liver problems. Mine have turned somewhat yellow every spring of their lives.
    
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Re:Fur turning Yellow/Orange? - Wednesday, March 10, 2010 9:04 PM
Zupreem can cause some yellowing of the fur, and it is not to be worried about. My ferret is a marked-white, i.e. half albino, and his fur has a yellowish tinge. Have you ever seen pictures of polar bears? There fur always looks yellow too. In the case of the polar bear their fur is not white but transparent, but for ferrets there is some white pigment however any oil (which is yellow) is easily seen through the light white, slightly transparent fur. And for the record, I think all 3 of your babies are beautiful, yellow and all.

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