All animals are susceptible to heat stroke. Small animals
are at the greatest risk and ferrets are no different. The
most common cause of heat stroke is prolonged exposure to
direct sunlight. This occurs usually when the ferret is
locked in its cage and the cage is near a window. During
the hot summer months take special care when leaving your
ferret along to ensure that heat stroke does not occur.
Giving it a fresh supply of cool drinking water will also
help it reduce its body temperature.
Heat stroke can be fatal if steps are not taken to remove
the ferret from the heat. If you suspect that your ferret
does have heat stroke take appropriate steps to slowly cools
its body down and then immediately take it to a veterinarian.