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A ferrety update

Discussion in 'Other Animals' started by Flobo, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. Tinytom

    Tinytom Well-Known Member Registered

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    We have been thinking about getting ferrets later on ...is it best to have an outside pen for them too for during the day ...we were thinking of something like a large avairy size ....and how many can live together ....
     
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  2. Hemlock

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    I kept mine like that. The ferretry was divided into two compartments with an "airlock" entrance so I could get in, bolt the main door, then open whichever side I wanted without mass exodus. I promise you they can fit through the eye of a needle, and are fast!

    Whether you can keep them all together is a temperament thing. I kept two entire boys together (vasectomised) with no falling out, and when they were old and mellow I could even keep them with the jills all year round. Others were feistier and had to be kept apart.

    Best night ever was when a rat chewed its way into the ferretry. OH and I were awakened by screaming and had to run down the garden in our scanties and wellies. One dead rat, five escaped ferrets off in five different directions. Luckily we got them all back.
     
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  3. Flobo

    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    Yes you definitely need an 'airlock' type entrance! They are wily little buggers for sure and seem to be made of quick silver...even though ours are indoor ferrets, there are a couple of rooms they aren't allowed in, which of course makes Goose, especially, want to go in there! I've caught him at times hiding near the shut doors just in case I happen to forget he's there and someone will come through! Never under estimate a ferret!!:eek::D They will dig, climb, jump, bide their time, try and fool you, contort themselves and constantly be thinking of new ways to do all those things too in order to get what or where they want!:D:D
    But they also do like to sleep...a lot!(after they have caused mayhem that is!)
     
  4. Flobo

    Flobo Well-Known Member Registered Partner

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    As it's Easter i thought I'd give the boys a box of turf with some rubber eggs hidden in it for them. Think it was a success, even though Goose found and ran off to stash the eggs quite quick, they all enjoyed having a good old dig around!:D
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    And my random ferret fact for today is... Did you know that some ferrets when sleeping go in to such a deep sleep it's called 'dead sleep'.. you can literally pick them up and they won't stir and are completely floppy, if you don't know they can do this the first time you experience it can be a panicky moment!!:eek::eek: Out of our lot, Iggy is the only one who goes into dead sleep.:cool:
    Happy Easter everyone:)
     
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  5. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    I love the random ferret fact!
     
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  6. Tinytom

    Tinytom Well-Known Member Registered

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    I love reading about your ferrets antics ..,they are so funny :););):);););)
     
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    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Goose’s antics always makes me laugh! And great ferret fact
     
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