Hiya, I'm a new member, joined this morning. I bred two of my ferrets last year, one of my them had a swollen vulva the entire time she was pregnant but she delivered her kits fine and was a great mother. I was wondering if anyone else had experienced this with one of their jills.
I'm so glad that your girl had a good pregnancy and delivery. I'll tag some breeders here for you. Heathercrazyladynancyl They should be able to answer your questions. Over here, most of ours arrive already spayed or neutered unless we buy from a breeder.
I've not yet come across a jill that has a swollen vulva throughout pregnancy, but my girl Mischief had a swollen vulva for about 4 weeks after her conception date and it did eventually go down. I phoned MSD (I think it was) and asked them about the risk of using delvo in a jill that was possibly pregnant. They advised it could extend the time until parturition and obviously create a health risk for the jill, so we waited until 3 weeks and scanned. At this time we could see Mischief was pregnant so we didn't jab and I stopped worrying so much. I'm not sure I would be brave enough to leave a jill with a swollen vulva so long!
Her vulva was swollen the whole time she was pregnant, it did reduce after mating but not fully until after she gave birth. The vet couldn't pick any illnesses up about it, it was also the first time she had seen it happen. This is my albino jill that had the odd pregnancy, she's fine now and is very curious of everything
It happens. IIRC Cricket stayed a little puffy throughout her pregnancy. In fact, she's never gone completely down to pre-puberty levels. She still has a very small amount of vulvar swelling. It's barely noticeable but it's there.
Hi Nancy, this ferrets of mine that I'm talking about has the same names as you at least I know it's nothing to worry about, I was just curious as to why some jills stay a little puffy while they're pregnant
I have a wee girlie who remains "puffy" during her false (she's never had kits). She goes down but not entirely. I keep checking her and about the time her false ends or slightly after she's normal. My biggest concern originally was infection issues. As she's done this I've got her with no ill effect so I just put it down to her being her ciao
Some jills are like this simply check her vulva daily and if it appears to dry a little dab on vasaline rubbed in does the trick or a little sudocreme it acts like a barrier as if the vulva gets to dry and cracks that is when they can get infections its also sore for the jill when she pees take care bye for now Bev