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Ferrets
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>>2513769
Ferrets
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>>2513811
Ferrets
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>>2513837
Is that your baby anon?
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The New L O N G B O I S
Whippets GTFO
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>>2513811
L U X U R Y B O I
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>>2513769
>steals your wallet
>looks at you like it dindu nuffin
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>>2513837
Nah just a pic I stole
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>>2513865
>not 'flatboi' or 'snakeboi'
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>>2513865
>those fangs
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This is Freyja! Say something nice about her!
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>>2514049
boopable snoot
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>>2514058
Why does he wear the mask?
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>>2514049
what a beautiful girl 10/10 would snuggle
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>Oh mighty Shai-hulud
>Keeper of balance
>Bless the Maker and His water
>Bless the coming and going of Him
>May His passage cleanse the world
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>>2515456
G O L D E N L O N G B O I
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Some sort of grumpy baby raccoon?
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>>2515650
I don't know why this isn't the right way round..
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>>2514049
She's very cute and reminds me of my Yo-yo!
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>tfw ferrets are illegal in your shithole of a state.
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>>2513769
Why are you guys posting these disabled cats?
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>>2515955
I hate to be that person but I really hope that's not your ferrets cage behind them...
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>>2516398
>tfw not that person
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>>2515959
Noo where are you?
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I always had a negative perception of ferrets because it seemed like the only people that owned them were "XD randumb!! lol stinkynoodle" types. I was also totally unaware of how active and playful they were. That all changed when I worked in a pet store for a year, they're some of my absolute favorite animals now. They are so fucking cute it hurts. My managers would always yell at me for playing with them too much.
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>>2514049
ultra snuggly/10
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>>2516515
They are essentially kittens their whole life, but smell/allergy different.
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>>2514058
Can he jump and hit the circle button?
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Finally a positive ferret thread. Ive never understood the "lol so random" stereotype, where does that come from?
>my model boy
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Another model boy
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Hey. I just started a thread. Fuckin serendipity. Can anyone help me. My ferret seems to have a uti. No exotic clinic is open and I can't can't a response from an on call vet. This is my little buddy man. Is there anything I can do to alviate his discomfort for the night? Please help y'all.
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>>2516398
Hopefully it's just a travel cage or something. Otherwise, yikes
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>>2516673
Keep him hydrated until you can get him to the vet. Plain chicken broth is good for this, and he may be more inclined to drink more of it since it's tasty. Good luck, hope your little buddy feels better soon!
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>>2515649
That's not a gold, is it? I thought mine was, who was white and got yellow through the years, not the brown like there, but real proper yellow.
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>>2516673
Not to worry you, but be sure to get him double checked out, not just for the UTI. A severe UTI was the first sign of adrenal cancer for one of my boys.
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Pabu says good morning
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>>2516818
He looks like he's made of spun gold so yes he's my golden boy
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>>2516673
Get him to the vet ASAP and if you need to, syringe water into his mouth every hour or so
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>>2516670
>>2516672
>Ive never understood the "lol so random" stereotype, where does that come from?
I guess it's just because they're a sort of uncommon (but really cute) pet, and the odor scares off most normal people. Combine that with their goofy slinky bodies, and I guess you've got a prime recipe to attract the randumb crowd.

Comfy looking ferret by the way :)
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>>2516673
Any update on this?

Hope he's okay!
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Fellas, I just had something happen to my noodlegirl.

So I put her in her carrier with a couple toys and put her in another room so I could vacuum without scaring her. She loves this dangly stuffed animal thing, but I'm always a bit paranoid to leave her alone with it for fear she might get tangled up in the lead and hurt herself. I tied a knot in the line and dangled a couple inches into her carrier for her to play with while I worked. I kept hearing it jingle so I just assumed she was playing with it.

When I finished and went to get her, I found that two of her nails had gotten caught in a seam. I pulled her out as carefully as I could but she kept squirming. Eventually I had to scruff her and clip the nails that were caught, but she was twisting around so much I'm afraid she might have hurt her toes. I touched the paw and squeezed it a lightly and she didn't react at all, and when I put her down she just went right along as if nothing happened. Not even a limp, and no blood that I saw. Assuming she got caught immediately, she could have only been in that position for a maximum of about twenty minutes.

I know ferrets are really stoic, so how concerned should I be? Are ferret toes particularly susceptible to dislocation?

Pic related, my precious weasel
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>>2517402
Aw, poor girl!

I think if she's not showing any sensitivity to it, is walking and playing normally, and there's no swelling, she's probably ok and you don't need to worry too much. Keep an eye on that paw for any swelling or sensitivity for a couple days just to be safe, but it sounds like she didn't get injured.
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>>2517428
I'll second thing, if she is hurt her behavior will change some way.
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>>2517402
>>2517428
>>2517537

I agree with these guys. When my girl got caught in her bedding, she screamed when it hurt, so if she's not making pained sounds, limping, or reacting when you touch her paw, she's probably okay.

She's a real cutie by the way
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>>2514058
SOPRANO, ALTO, ALTO, SOPRANO.
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>>2516828
So that's what disk #22 was about.
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>>2517547
>>2517537
>>2517428
Thanks guys. She seems perfectly fine now. Got her out when I got back from work and she was as hyper as can be. No swelling and no change in gait.

She was sneezing quite a bit tonight, but I think she got into a particularly dusty corner when she was running around. I'll have to keep an eye on that.
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>>2518022
Glad she's ok!
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Do ferrets get along with cats?
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>>2518239
No not really they tend to bite cats lol
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>>2518242
Oh god it's so adorable!
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>>2518244
There isn't anyone that owns both a pet ferret and a pet cat that gets along?
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Ours do. The cats try to chase and attack the ferret every once in a while, but when we let them know we're watching, they stop. We don't even cage the ferret anymore.
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>>2516486
california. Honestly considering smuggling a pair in.
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>>2518239
They are curious, friendly, and playful so they generally get along just fine with cats...but sometimes cats don't appreciate them the same, lol. My ferrets are curious about my cats but my cats don't want anything to do with them--when a ferret approaches, they get up and leave.

That said, I've seen lots of people who have both ferrets and cats and they play together and snuggle together. If I had to guess, if a cat was raised around ferrets as a kitten they'd be much more likely to want to be friends. My cats weren't though, they were introduced to ferrets later in life so now they just avoid them for the most part. I've caught one of my cats playing together with one of my ferrets once or twice, but that's it.

>>2518241
That's one hell of a cuddle pile
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>>2518239
my fizzrats play with my cat. I watched them very carefully during the first week or two after I introduced them to make sure nobody was going to die. Now I let them play together unsupervised all the time. The cat loves catching them and pummeling them. It's good fun.
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Cookie likes his butt to hang off the hammock.
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sleepy long-girl
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>>2517553
>>2518241
>>2518242
>>2518957
>>2518966
>>2518968
>>2518985
ferrets are so damn cute
Is it true they smell really bad?
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>>2519273

They do have a distinct musk, but most ferrets have their scent glands removed as kits. If you clean their cage every day and don't overwash your weasel then they don't smell too bad at all.
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>>2519273
I love ferret smell, but won't say it's for everyone I guess. There is a clear step up in stinkyness over a cat or dog or rodent.
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>>2514049
Nice whiskars
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>>2519273
They do have a distinct and reasonably strong musk, but I wouldn't say it's a "bad" smell, personally. and you can keep it to a minimum by scooping their litter frequently, feeding a quality diet, washing their bedding weekly, and avoiding giving them too many baths (they don't really NEED baths unless they get into something nasty; if you must bathe them, it shouldn't be done more than once a month at MOST.)

And if you are curious about what sort of smell ferrets have, I recommend going to a pet store that sells them and see if you can ask to handle them. Also keep in mind that ferrets at pet stores are usually on a low-quality diet, and are often young kits (who smell stronger than adults.) Females also smell less strongly than males.

And as another anon pointed out, most ferrets sold have had their scent glands removed and are neutered, which will also reduce the smell.

Given the above, even if you don't like the smell, I think it's tolerable. But many ferret owners grow to actually enjoy the slight musky smell of their ferrets.
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>>2513769
How handle-able are ferrets? Can you just freely pick them up and stroke them or are they too squirmy?

I've also heard they bite a lot, how true is that?
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>>2519447
They are very handle-able. Some are quite squirmy but mostly because they wanna play. Others are pretty cuddly. Either way, they are very easy to pick up and hold. One of mine really loves riding on people's shoulders and is content to chill up there and hang out.

Ferret kits "bite a lot" the same way puppies do. They bite in play and they bite to explore the world, and they have to learn bite inhibition same as puppies do. They grow out of this bitey stage though, and although they do like to nibble and bite in play sometimes, with good bite inhibition it's gentle and doesn't hurt. They definitely aren't "mean" biters, if that's what you're asking.
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>>2519283
>most ferrets have their scent glands removed as kits
is this in the US?
it's illegal in the UK, and rightly so
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>>2519325
I love the way my ferrets smell desu
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>>2519560
So do I, but it is disingenuous to say they don't have an odor.
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>tfw you try to take a selfie with Pip but she sticks her tongue in your nose
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I love how ferrets smell. I wear axe dark temptation for deodorant and rub my ferrets on my clothes for awesome scent combo.
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He's got his winter coat on.
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>>2519617
Saved in my husbando folder
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>>2519624
He stuck his tongue out randomly
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>>2519624
>>2519629
>>2519630
Did his nose turn black over time or was it always like that?
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He's so chill when I hold him. Like part ragdoll.
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>>2519631
It's always been black.
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>ferret is love
>ferret is life
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>>2519550

It is in the US, yes. Almost all ferrets in America are bred by Marshall Farms, who inbreed all their ferrets, keep them in poor conditions, feed them garbage food, and neuter and de-scent them far too young. Its a good chance that any ferret bought at PetSmart or Petco will be a Marshall ferret. You can tell because Marshall ferrets have two dots tattooed on the inside of their right ear, one dot is for the neuter, the other dot for being de-scented.

I hate to support such a horrid company, but there are literally no other options.
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>>2519668
Adopt don't shop my guy
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>>2519668
>not having ferrets descended from healthy working ferrets
I feel sorry for the ferret situation in the U.S.
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>>2519858
I remember this being an issue when I got mine 20 years ago, it still being an issue is shocking when they just need to import a few from Europe to beef up the breeding lines.
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>>2519860
it is not and never was an issue.
American consumers demand that new color patterns be produced, they pay top dollar for that in any pet. Producing new coat patterns requires inbreeding to fix the trait. So this isn't some accident or oversight, they do it purposefully just like the people that breed dogs in Europe have done for centuries and the people that breed fish and reptiles do every day.

to me the really sad part is Americans being stupid enough to complain about inbreeding while demanding the products of it.
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>>2519869
So inbreeding isn't an issue? We don't have all kinds of adrenal problems and cancer with the ferrets from it? Ferret mills are fine?
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>>2519892
still can't read, can you?

it's not an issue because nobody actually cares about it. Just like how americans love to bitch about global warming but you don't see people giving up driving.
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>>2519895
I wish people would stop driving
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>>2519906
I wish people would stop buying sneakers made with slave labor, or feeding pets when there's humans starving in other places, or breeding without an IQ test and a license.

but in real life these aren't issues because nobody cares about them enough to change anything.
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>>2519908
I love feeding my pets
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https://youtu.be/M9hUMqeb1Ig
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>>2518784
>Can't own domesticated animals in nanny state
>Can own fucking monitor lizards bigger than myself
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>>2520220
And wolf hybrids
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>gets given a beautiful rosewood TV stand by a neighbour who is moving out
>instantly make it into a ferret play area
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>>2520565
Whoops wrong way round soz
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>>2519586
My neutered raw ferret 1 year old male ferret honestly smells less than my Mums 4 year old dog who is fed on dog food
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So my gf and I got a little snekgirl a few weeks ago and I have some questions.

The litterbox we got came with a metal grate. We tried using it without but she started trying to eat the litter. We put the grate back on and she's consistently pooping in it, so I'm wondering if it would be a bad idea to try to go without the grate again? It just makes it really hard to clean the litterbox and it gets so nasty that I have to take it out back and spray it with a hose.

Also, she's about 4 months old, from Marshall's (I didn't know about mills at the time, but she seems healthy as can be). She's extremely hyper, to the point that hours out of the cage won't get her into that deep deep ferret sleep. I can tell my gf is a little disappointed that she never just wants to cuddle. Do you think when she gets older she'll chill out a bit more? If it's just her personality, I don't mind. I love coming home and having her want to crawl all over me.

Funny note, my dad has come to visit twice since we got her. The first time he picked her up and sat on the couch and she was sound asleep for like an hour. The second time he came around to take care of her while we were out of town for a night, and apparently the same thing happened where she slept on him for like half an hour. When she got up and started doing her ferret dancing it freaked him out, he thought she was having a seizure.

Apparently, only my father's dadly influence can make this little girl go to sleep.
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>>2521137
I've never heard of a ferret litter box with a metal grate. Pics? I would advise against putting the grate in, it could hurt her little paws to walk on it (maybe I am misunderstanding what you're meaning though.)

And yeah, she will probably mellow out at least a little bit as she gets older, but it's also likely that it's just her personality to be more on the hyper and playful side. Not all ferrets are super cuddly. If you're interested in wearing her out more so she's sleepy at times and might be more willing to cuddle, you might consider getting a second ferret that she can play with. A second ferret might be more cuddly as well, if you get one with the right temperament.

Do you have pics of the little girl? I'd love to see!
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>>2521137
Don't use the grate, maybe change the litter
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>>2520598
>raw ferret
This sounds unhealthy, shouldn't you cook them first, or did you do it up like a tartar?
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>>2521322
Raw fed, whoops
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What do you want exactly?
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>that sickly sweet odor
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>want to adopt a ferret
>local rescue won't let me unless they can come to my house and inspect it and provide them a reference as if I have friends to reference
P-petco it is t-then
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>>2522572
A vet or family member is generally good enough for rescues. It's not like a job where they need someone unrelated. They really just want to know if you're a decent person, and people are generally more than willing to say if they think someone shouldn't be owning pets.
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>>2522572
I understand why rescues do this but I'm such a private person it pisses me off
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>>2522606
Yeah I feel you, anon. I don't like it either.
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>>2522572
if you're that serious about adopting a ferret, you'd have a set up worthy of one
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>>2522861
Yeah, I don' like random people up in my house or even my yard, but if a 15 minute visit will get me rescue some ferrets, I'll grit my teeth and manage.
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>>2522863
You should talk to the person who is coming round first then, ask them some questions. It's your responsibility and there's.
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>>2522864
*theirs
It's their job, I really don't understand the problem
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How smelly are they? Will my cat try to kill it? It's pretty autistic towards other cats. Goes full reeeee every time another cat is nearby
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>>2522937
There is a reason no one keeps them as pets and you never see a pic online of a ferret and cat together.
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>you never see a pic online of a ferret and cat together.
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>>2522951
buddies
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>>2522937
if you can tolerate the stank of a cat, you can tolerate the stank of a ferret
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>>2522951
going right for the butt
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>>2522975
>>2522976
>>2522981
>>2522983
Look at that cat being ripped apart by that ferret! This is horrible abuse!
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>>2523012
I know, it's terrible!
I think there's even some sexual harassment going on too! The savage beast!
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>>2522951
What are you talking about? I've seen tons of pics of cats and ferret playing, even cuddling together.
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"Everything floats in here"
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Pals
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>>2521322
Different anon but -I've been feeding my ferrets raw food for years
I feed them butcher meat, pre-killed animals (mice, rats, chicks..)
They're perfectly fine.
Raw diet is much, much healthier than pet shop ferret food.
Ferrets are pure carnivores. Raw meat is perfectly fine - their digestive systems evolved to deal with it.
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So, IS there a way to get ferrets not bred in marshall farms in the US? Is this really REALLY the only option.
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>>2523868
there's lots of small-time breeders out there.
google is your friend.

Personally every ferret I've ever had was marshall farms though.
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>>2522861
I'm not worried about failing the inspection, I just don't want random strangers in my house.
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I had a ferret when I was a kid. One thing she loved to do was jump into our beds, get right up to the small of our backs and then scratch them like she was trying to dig a hole.

>>2519447
She never stopped biting. One bite she loved to do was get you in the webbing between your thumb and forefinger.
It was all in fun and none of the bites or scratches drew any blood. They did hurt, though.
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>the smell
Mine was neutered which makes them smell less. The smell is actually part of the fun. You look around the house for them, you find where they've decided to sleep, pick them up and give them a sniff. The smell can vary day to day.
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Cookie yawn or screams.
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>>2524337
"Nooo! The snuggles!"
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>>2524341
>>2524337
>>2524332

It is instersting, as those look the same as ferrets we buy from the store here in America, in spite of, I'm assuming from your name, they are German bred ferrets.

However, when I see British ferrets, they always look like 25-33% larger and fluffier to the ones we get here in the States.
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>>2524345
I'm in the u.s. now, they're adopted marshalls ferrets.
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One of the few joys in life.
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>>2524347
Well, that explains it! Going to call Trump to see if he'll deport you back to trade you for your weight in good Euro pole-cat breeding stock!

>>2524348
Ferrets are joy. I miss mine every day. My roomate got a cat "It'll be great, just like the ferrets!"

Fuck cats.
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>>2524351
I love my cats just as much. I think I'm too white for trump to want to deport
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I used to dream about being a well-known respectable ferret breeder who had a big enough support that I could compete with Marshalls. Fuck them.
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>>2524354
Probably true. I have affinity for all fuzzy beasts, but the constant crying of cats drives me mad. I enjoy the stoic silence of ferrets any day.

>>2524366
Good dream, and that ferret is adorable.
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>>2524367
Thanks. Cookie is like a ragdoll when he gets held.
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will a ferret love me?
How much do i have to try to make it like me?
I wan hugs and snuggles
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>>2524512
>will a ferret love me?
it will tolerate you most of the time
>How much do i have to try to make it like me?
zero. you'll have to get it used to being handled and held, but I wouldn't say they really like it.
>I wan hugs and snuggles
have you considered getting a human?
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>>2524520
>have you considered getting a human?
no, i have no faith nor trust in humans, i want a pet
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>>2524523
well then try a dog I guess.

ferrets are slightly less cuddly and loving than cats. Maybe on a par with an iguana. Some will learn to chill on your shoulder or whatever, but most won't. They will lick you, but mostly when you're holding them and they're sick of it.
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>>2524527
>well then try a dog I guess.
all the dogs my family had never wanted to cuddle..
we played with them, they got scritches and pats etc but they never like being hugged or snuggling, same with cats ;_;
am i cursed
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>>2524512
You can force hug and snuggle ferret
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>>2524529
>am i cursed
no, most animals don't really like being cuddled by humans. Even humans don't really like it most of the time.

in my experience dogs are my most cuddly pets. Cats come next. Ferrets are after that. the lowest tier is salamaders and fish. I don't really know if salamanders and fish like to cuddle, I've never tried it. I don't think they like it though.
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>>2524530
this. I roll mine up into a ball and hold them against my chest a couple times a day. They hate it but I like it so I do it.
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>>2524536
I pick mine up constantly. We kiss and i nuzzle them. We play tag. I love smelling them. I toss them on my bed or chair. Hand wrestle them. They love when you shake a blanket over the top of them like youre gonna cover them
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>>2524545
I like to do the weasel war dance with mine. I'll jump towards them and then run back. Or wave my hands at them like I'm going to attack. I love it when they do barrel rolls and run away chirping. They're so fun to play with.
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>>2524548
Yes! They scuttle backwards all clumsy when I charge at them, then they run and hide. But when i turn away they attack my ankles
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Finally able to snag a pic of all 3
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>>2524864
They're cute. Names? Man I miss having a critter nation cage
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>>2524868
Polecat, pickle (small sable in the cube), and pabu (the monster sable who doesn't fit in with the other two)
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>>2522951
Ha psych
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>>2525436
Look at the expressions of horror and pain! The terrible blood! The bones man, look at the bones!
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>>2525436
Those little white toes! Eeeee
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I'm not reading the whole thread, but if anybody wants to know anything then ask away. I have kept, bred, and worked ferrets since the age of 12. I am now 39 and have raised hundreds over the years. Some have been workers, some just pets.

Best animals on earth, along with weasels and stoats.
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>>2527010
Has the demand for workers gone down? I imagine robots are taking many jobs from hard working ferrets.
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>>2527015
It's all about the musk
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>>2527010
I have a 5 month old jill with no bite inhibition. We play all the time, she's on a top quality raw diet, she has plenty to stop her from getting bored including her brother. I've tried the scruff and time out method but it's not working.
Any advice would be amazing
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>>2527061
My life partly revolves around getting home to huff that musk
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>>2527194
Inb4 "abuse" but when scruffing didn't work I would flick their nose. Not full force just firm enough to be annoying/catch them off guard. Not that anon though.
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She isn't doing too well :(
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>>2527861
I hope she gets better <3
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>>2527861
poor thing :(
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>>2527861
Oh no, I hope she feels better. :(
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>>2527861
Oh no! What happened?
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>>2527917
>>2527918
>>2528334
thanks friends

>>2528339
diagnosed with cancer, has a cancerous growth right near an anal gland
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>>2528457
Ouch. I lost both mine to cancer myself, so sorry.

Do you have a plan to handle it?
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>>2528458
I learn in a couple days if it's at all curable, so just hope it's not too severe and make the time now count.
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>>2528465
Well, hope some good options for her and she's up and ferreting soon! Just an excuse for extra ferret time until then.
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>>2528470
thank you friend
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Can I feed my ferrets cockroaches? I keep dubias for my spiders and occasionally I'll toss an old male into a bin for them to chase around but they never eat it. If they're okay to eat, how would I get them to recognize it as food? If course this is only an occasional treat and not a staple. I feed the roaches the same high protein dry food as the ferrets along with cereal and oats so I imagine it's okay.
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>>2528798
I don't think bugs are ferret food
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>>2528813
I've read online that they can eat mice and chicks. That the bones are actually good for them. Dubias are high in protein, low in fiber. A little fatty. Why not?
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>>2528882
First, few domestic ferrets are raised on live food, so that probably undermines them trying to eat any live food.

Second, I don't think ferrets eat bugs natively. Mice and chicks would be food they would eat in the wild so I suppose there is a natural inclination.

I'm not saying it is bad, though I don't know if it is or not, I have just never head of a ferret or close relative eating bugs in the wild or domestically.
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>>2528798
Assuming the cockroaches are not poisonous in any way, I don't see why not. It might not be their "natural" diet but it is animal protein. Same as feeding a ferret beef or something--a ferret obviously wouldn't prey on a cow but it's animal protein/fat, so it is good for them. I wouldn't feed them cockroaches as their main diet but I see no reason it can't be a good treat for them, assuming they'll eat it
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>>2528798
Honestly I can't imagine why you would do this except for your own satisfaction. The ferrets will get next to nothing from eating them
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You alright there girl?
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>>2524332
>>2524337
>>2524341
>>2524346
>>2524348
>>2524366
>>2524545
this board is called /an/, not /an&selfies/, stop posting pictures of yourself
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>>2529515
>carnivores will get next to nothing from eating animal protein
U wot?

Plus, the ferrets might enjoy it?
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>>2530016
i think anon's point was that they are an inefficient source of protein compared to 'proper' meat like chicken or pork.
i would be surprised if the ferrets showed any interest at all tbph
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>>2530042
I mean I know how picky ferrets can be so I wouldn't be surprised if they turned their noses up at it either.

But considering anon was talking about feeding them as a treat and not as a staple of their diet, I don't think they were wanting to know if it would sufficiently replace other sources of meat in their diet, just if it would be a healthy treat for them (assuming they actually want to eat it.)
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>>2530046
just try it then. let science decide.
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>>2529515
I don't get much satisfaction seeing bugs getting eaten.
I do get satisfaction out of giving good care to my critters.
Basically, when I squeak the squeaky toy, the ferrets all run to me and dook and it's cute and all. One will take the toys and hide them. But that's about it. They don't really play so much as just investigate. My assumption is that they respond well to the squeaking because small mammals squeak and they want that prey.
I feel like doing this is not entirely fair to them because I'm triggering this instinct but not offering anything for them to follow through with. I considered mice/chicks, however, Id imagine they would be messy and it would be torture for them. I then thought of roaches as prey because they are available, not messy, and not animal torture.

Tldr: I don't want to blue ball my ferrets with a toy so I wanted to offer a real prey item, for the benefit of the ferrets.


>>2530047
Already have, they really enjoy chasing them, grabbing them, and then letting them go and repeat. I put a few drops of the skin and coat supplement they love on it and they just chased it around licking it.
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>>2529981
>giving attention to attention whores

You're part if the problem.
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>>2530016
I meant the amount of energy they will need to expel catching and killing it means their body won't gain anything from it
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>>2530017
What a beauty! A boy or a big fluffy girl?
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>>2530146
Thanks! She's a girl, her name is Cocoa Nib and she gets unbelievably fluffy when she has her winter coat in! That's an older pic but I can try to get one now to show how super fluffy she is right now.
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what is having a ferret like? how active are they and do they poop anywhere?

do they really smell a lot? do they enjoy the company of humans or do their own thing?
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>>2530146
>>2530466
Here you go, a pic from just now. Hard to get a picture of her sitting still.

>>2530474
Ferrets are really fun pets, I love them. They are quite active and playful, but they also sleep a lot too (~18 hours/day.)

As for pooping, they do poop a lot. They are litter trainable but to what extent depends on the individual ferret. Most of it comes from taking advantage of the fact that they really only like to poop in corners, and placing a litter box in their favorite corner, rewarding them for using it.

They do have a musk, but if they are fed a quality diet, NOT over-bathed (ferrets don't really NEED baths unless they get into something nasty; they shouldn't be bathed more than once a month at most!,) and their litter is scooped often and their bedding washed frequently, the smell isn't that strong compared to what you might think. Ferret musk itself isn't necessarily even a "bad" smell, it's just...particular. Many ferret owners grow to like the smell. Most don't mind it.

>do they enjoy the company of humans or do their own thing?
Yes and yes. They're very interactive and playful but they usually don't exactly "hang out with" you like a dog would, if that makes any sense? They're super social and will come see you and play with you, etc. But they also really just want to run around and explore and stuff. Some ferrets are pretty cuddly, but others not so much. It depends on the ferret.
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>>2530466
Yes please :D
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>>2530703
Whoops just noticed you posted one. Her coat is gorgeous and she looks super stocky! I've got a half Angora kit from this year (though I suppose she's not a kit anymore :() and she's very stocky
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>>2530704
She's a little bit stocky (like a lil bear) but is actually mostly floof! When she doesn't have her winter coat in she looks more sleek. Pic related

Pictures of your girl?
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>>2530710
Does yours stay in the harness? Mine would always slip out while I wasn't watching.
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>>2530710
It's so hard to take pictures of her but this is the best I can get at the moment.
You can't really see it properly because she's got her legs underneath her but she's got a big thick neck and shoulders but narrow hips and tummy. She's a strange shape lol
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tfw you need to hand feed one of your ferrets his chicken bones because he just eats the meat off it and leaves the bone otherwise
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>>2530751
Yeah, but for our two jills we had to modify their collars and harnesses in order to be small enough for a snug fit that they couldn't slip out of. They don't really seem to try to wriggle out, but I didn't want to take any chances of having them outside on harness and them slipping out.

>>2530753
Aww, she's cute! I know that feel of getting good pictures. So hard to get decent pictures of ferrets when they aren't sleeping--they're always moving! Here's a rare semi-focused picture of all three of mine (left to right--Cocoa Nib, Hugo, and Yo-yo.) Getting a clear picture of all three at once is next to impossible!

>>2530884
Is he a cinnamon colored ferret?
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>>2531357
He is :) he’s my little shadow and he’s asleep in my right arm as I write this
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>>2531475
Aww, that's super cute. Love cuddly ferrets!
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>dumps litter
> fucks up puppy pad
> shits in now vacant corner

Why do I even have these things?
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>>2532674
I got a box with high sides and then velcro'd it to the floor.

just gotta be smarter than a ferret I guess.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9VVa9NahSQ
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>>2532674
I had to stop using litter because one of my ferrets was eating it...
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If you don’t wake up in the morning and congratulate your ferret on their poops, do you even have ferrets?
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