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Discussion in 'Woof Memorial Critter's Corner' started by kawalerzysta, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. kawalerzysta

    kawalerzysta

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    Does anybody has them. I have one for about 2 months and tell you, they are blast. Way better than cats :)
     
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    furetto7 Galloglaich

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    My wife and I have had ferrets for years, the number varies from nine to fourteen, they have their own bedroom with a cage complex bigger than my first apartment. They have got to be one of the most interesting companion animals around, they are smart, sneaky and great little thieves. I can't imagine being without the little daemons.
     

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    I don't know how you manage with so many of them. I know that many of them I would go balistic. But most I like about them is their warior dance and when they are done running around I like when it sleeps on my chest under my sweatshirt. It looks like little angel, but its very far away from truth :)
     
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    My friend used to have three of them, theyre rowdy little guys.

    One night the three of them somehow managed to get out of the house. One was found in the yard but the other two weren't. Right behind the house the backyard gives way to the woods which is where they went. The next day a friend of his mom was at work at a building on the other end of the woods. She looked out the window and saw the two of them playing on the sledding hill that the buildings on. They made it half a mile through the woods overnight and managed to get spotted by a family friend that knew what happened. Very lucky.
     
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    S2nd One happy cat

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    I've always liked how playful they are, but that smell is more than I can handle.
     
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    I got question to you. It's about 2 words: christmas tree. Ho do you prevent disater. Ferret's exile to different room or garage is out of question.
     
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    furetto7 Galloglaich

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    Because of the difficulties with ferret-proofing a home we opted to confine them to one room for free roam, they are allowed out into the rest of the house only with adult supervision. In reference to the smell, all of ours are neutered and descented by the breeder, many owners bathe their ferrets too often, ours only get a bath if they get into something nasty or when we introduce a new ferret into the business, frequent bathing causes them to over secrete certain skin oils than can make them have a musky smell, the type of food they are feed can also effect both their body odor and the smell of their waste. Our ferrets think the cat is a really big mobile play toy, but then again our cat thinks she is a ferret.
     
  8. NYGunman

    NYGunman o.oO0Oo.oO0Oo.o

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    Here are my two boys. The big one is Charlie and the small one is Bear. They are a hoot! <img src=http://www.glocktalk.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=3300217>
     
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    NYGunman o.oO0Oo.oO0Oo.o

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    If they smell it is because of owner neglect. I give mine a wet bath every week. In between I give them a dry bath. Also it is important to have a clean cage and change the litter pan. I use plain clay kitty liter (no clumping) and have good results.
     
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    A friend of our from work just gave us his Ferret tonight. Unfortunatley he just hasn't had the time to play with the little sucker and decided "lenny" would be better off in a new home. Well we let him run around the house tonight and explore for about thirty minutes.

    The ferret is silly. He would hid behind my wifes leg and play peek a boo with me.

    Apparently when he wants to play he hops around and makes some sort of ferret sound. He even snuggled right up to me when I was browsing GT.

    I thought it was funny when my friend named his bird "turtle."
    Now here I am playing with a..... ferret.
     
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    NYGunman o.oO0Oo.oO0Oo.o

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    The hopping around is called "The War Dance". It means they want you to play with them. The sounds he made is sometimes refered to as "dooking".

    These little guys are a lot of fun. I even trained Charlie to roll over on command. Oh, a word from the wise. Block the little guy from getting under your couches and bed. They like to use them as a place to poop.
     
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    nyredneck كا&

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    NYGunman's precious little Charlie is a bully!! He came over to play with my kids and was leaping from one to the other, kicking thier collective ferret asses!!:( Gotta love the weasles!!;f
     
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    NYGunman o.oO0Oo.oO0Oo.o

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    Here you go:

    http://maxpages.com/ferretz/Bully_Boy_Quiz

    My answers are:

    1) c
    2) c
    3) c
    4) c
    5) b
    6) c
    7) c
    8) c
    9) c
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    My ferret is not a bully boy.

    He resembles an Ewok and should be dressed in a clown suit!
     
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    We have ferrets and love them. Sadly, one of our three ferrets passed several months ago, and another we have has an adrenal (sp?) gland problem. They are a constant source of amuzement and we are looking to adopt more of the little rascals.

    I re-did one spare bedroom in the house as theirs. They got toys, tunnels, boxes, blankets, you name it to run through and play with.

    This is a pic of Cleo (white ferret) who was born deaf and Cocoa, my baby who passed away. She was a cutie and was always giving me kisses, cleaning my face and ears as you'll see.

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    "Hello.....is anybody in there???"

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    This is our oldest ferret, Wiggles, who like all our ferrets loves to play with ice cubes.

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    A ball of fuzzies!! Ferrets love to cuddle and snuggle when sleeping. There are three ferrets in there somewhere!!

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    Ferrets, at least ours, love to get into plastic bags abd will play in them for hours.

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    Can someone explain the hammock thing to me? And how the heck does a ferret play with ice?

    Our has a two foot by four foot, by two foot high cage. The prev owner had no real toys for him sans a brick in the cage. Also kept wood shavings in the cage. I think it was the Ferret FAQ page I found and now the guy has a baby squeaky toy, a shoe box house, and a towel across the bottom.

    Switched him to non clumping kitty litter and ole lenny does fine.

    BTW lenny, or lenoard as I like to call him, is albino. And is a goofball, and fell asleep under my desk last night. He woke up and walked over to his cage and looked at me, it and me again, then just stood there. I put him in and he used the litter pan.

    These little suckers are smart and funny.
     
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    Ferrets love to sleep in the hammocks. We have two cages (with the doors removed) in their room. In the cages are hammocks. The ferrets will climb into them to sleep.

    As for the ice, when we lived in an apartment and the ferrets were out, they had access to the kitchen. An ice cube fell on the floor and they all went nuts pushing it around, etc.

    Same thing with the plastic bags. Come home from shopping and they'd climb into one and go bananas.....doing their little dance, dooking, etc.

    The best toys are the free ones, gallon milk jugs (not the boobie kind ;f ), empty soda bottles, etc.....all with the lids on. They would go nuts getting them off. When we would pick up around the apartment, we'd find tons and tons of soda bottle caps, milk jug caps in their little hiding places.
     
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    Yeah, my mother in law droped some stuff off last night, after she left and we let him out for playtime he was right inside the plastic bag rooting around. I pulled him out though for fear that he would kill himself.

    Finished up a 12 pack of soda last night and had put the empty box on the floor. The next thing I knew, the box was moving.

    I'll have to figure out how to rig up a hammock for him, and let him go hog wild with the bottle caps.