(Closed) Experience with ferrets?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
Member
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

While I would by no means consider myself an expert, my sister had three growing up, two of which became my responsibility.  What’s your question?

Post # 4
Member
5147 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

In my opinion… (I’ve owned ferrets before).

Ferrets are very cute and awesome!… as long as they belong to someone else.

They stink, even when de-scented. They need frequent baths. And somehow, they manage to poop out about twice as much in volume as they eat. Eat & poop, eat & poop.

While I thought my ferrets were awesome, I personally wouldn’t have them again.

Post # 5
Member
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@abbyful:  “Ferrets are very cute and awesome!… as long as they belong to someone else.”  Totally agree.  I still have a soft spot for them and their personalities and antic are hilarious but I don’t feel the need to ever own them again.  (Sorry Tunacupcakes, I don’t mean to scare you off from them!)

Post # 8
Member
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t know for sure, but I think a lot of the nipping might be their individual personalities.  Of the three ferrets we had (Rascal [f] and then later Fritz [m] and Sassy [f] who were siblings), Fritz was the only one who ever nipped.  Whether it had anything to do with being male, I have no idea.  His sister was very sweet and never bit, neither did Rascal.  Oh, and we played (rough) with them like there was no tomorrow.  It didn’t seem to affect nipping levels.  Fritz did it, Sassy didn’t.

I really couldn’t tell you much about training either.  I’m not sure we ever really tried to which is saying something since we were constantly working on the dog, and sometimes even the cats.  On a related note, they can theoretically be housebroken but it never really worked in practice for us.  They might run to their pan to potty but didn’t particularly care if they were actually in it or not as long as there was a corner for them to back into (and we had those special corners ones.)

Post # 10
Member
2246 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I always wanted one. They seem like long puppies.

Post # 12
Member
15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2011

My best friend’s ferrets are INCREDIBLY personable and loving, with her and with strangers. We rough house all the time and they’ve never nipped me.

The topic ‘Experience with ferrets?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors