I found this on the internet. I haven't gotten any more ferrets but I am working on it. I want to get some that need a home, and I don't want to encourage pet stores to sell them by buying any there.
Hey Harry,(captaincrunch)Yeah' I can see owning ferrets....I rescued three small dogs. The liveliest in the pack is Mr. Toto. He's a 120 pound dog in a ten pound package. Mr. Toto is a Yorkie, Chihuahua mix with a little more Yorkie than Chihuahua and he thinks he's a Rottweiler or something bigger.
You did well, CC. That's three loyal friends who will never throw you over , no matter what your circumstances. I wish I had an indoor dog, but there are too many tragic stories about dogs suddenly killing ferrets after they had been pals for many years. So my dogs stay outside, where they can do me the most good. I have an indoor cat, a Himalayan who is completely crazy. She was a rescue my daughter brought home and I inherited her. Many times I have threatened to put her out and make her live with the barn cats but she wouldn't last an hour out there.
Cute, man :) I can now understand your love of them. Thanks for the link - and the education :)
They're good companions. You have to watch them like a hawk though, since they are curious and will get themselves into trouble if you let them. Not long ago, one popped out of a toilet in Moscow, in an apartment complex. As near as anyone could tell, he must have gone down the drain in another apartment. Nobody claimed him so now he lives in the Moscow zoo. If he were here I'd have taken him.
I even got my husband watching when it was playing with the dog and cat.
Ferrets get along well with cats. It's more risky with dogs. Not long ago a person who writes about ferrets for magazines lost her old ferret when the dog suddenly snapped it up and killed it. This after the ferret and the dog had been living in the same house for years. I only have one other indoor animal, a cat not much bigger than the ferrets. The ferrets have a lot of what the French call "the joy of living."
Oh, my, but that was fun. Reminded me of how otters like to play. Thanks for cheering up an otherwise uneventful morning.
They are lots of fun. Mine go at each other and roll around on the floor, playing. They also love to burrow in their dig box.
They certainly are cute! I had an ex-roomate that had 1. I love that they can be trained to go potty in a liter box. They seem to be curious animals. I don't know how they are with kids.