July 18, 2011 at 8:39 pm #255351mashellyMember
we have ferrets arriving in a few weeks..I have read online some stuff but I would like to know all you as an owner can tell me what you think we ought to know please and thank you.. we will be using them to catch rabbitsJuly 18, 2011 at 10:11 pm #501615weaverMember
Karyn26 has ferrets so she may be able to help you.July 19, 2011 at 2:44 am #501616recyclingdivaMember
i have had mostly pet ferrets, gorgeous things and very well mannered, also had some for rabbitiing years ago but they could be quite visious at times, what do you need to know? … feed good quality dry cat food , not the cheap home brand stuff, egg yolk is good for them, golf ball size piece of raw mince per day, my kids always took the pet ferets out on hanesses to play.
good luck with themJuly 19, 2011 at 5:11 pm #501617
Hi mashelly,as weaver pointed out I do have ferrets,have had them for nearly 20years.
You need to remember that all ferrets bite and it hurts.
You can train them not to bite by wearing gloves and handling them as much as possible.A flick on the nose usually stops this over time.
I have borrowed a few books from friends on ferrets and took notes I also bought a good ferret book,even though it is UK based but still gives a lot of good info,the title is;Ferreting A Traditional Country Pursuit.by David Bezzant.
If you PM me I can send on more info in the post which could be very helpful, I usually hand this on to people when they buy babies from me.
I breed ferrets and sell the babies I keep the parents which are my pets ATM I have 8 ferrets I have had about 17 at one stage.
I have kept them as house pets or rather they let us live in the house.
My pic is of one of our favourites Rocky ferret.July 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm #501618July 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm #501619July 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm #501620July 22, 2011 at 4:00 pm #501621mashellyMemberJuly 22, 2011 at 4:02 pm #501622July 22, 2011 at 4:07 pm #501623
This is the 2nd lot of cages DH designed for the expanding ferret population,this one has a mezanine level and a ramp for access.Where the brick is is the door it lifts upwards and had a long metal piece with a hooked end that sits inside a hole.When the door is shut therre is a clasp to hold it closed otherwise the smarty pants push it up and get out.July 22, 2011 at 4:12 pm #501624
THis is the inside of one cage with a top opening sleeping box,toilet tray up the back,Sturdy bowls for water and feed.
In summer I give them an ice-cream container of water and sit a half brick in so they dont tip it up,plus they like to submerge their faces in the water to keep cool.
Some ferrets do love a swim others dont.July 22, 2011 at 4:15 pm #501625July 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm #501626July 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm #501627July 22, 2011 at 4:25 pm #501628
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