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why does my ferret shake all the time ...

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why does my ferret shake all the time??

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Age: 1; Female; Breed: FERRET

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Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
If she is shaking her head all the time then this could be an inner ear infection or ear mites bothering her.
Ferrets often tremble shake or shiver for a couple of reasons. Right after waking up they are apt to shake in order to raise their body temperatures. They also shake or quiver when excited or frightened.
For a baby ferret being stimulatead and excited might be pretty much all the time just because everything is new and interesting to them. For older ferrets, a bath or even a scolding could prompt trembling as a reaction.
If you are concerned you should have your vet check your pet over.
Hope this helps you!