A little story on Ferrets...
There was one ferret I took home a few years ago, random stop at a pet store 6 hours from home and I decided to buy a ferret. I named her Hali, she was a full grown female in with a bunch of babies. The store said she had been there for a year. I can't even find a picture that looks like her, but she was fluffy and white with little black tips on her fur. So unique. Anyways, I took her home and she was a savage. She would bite (not nip) through the bars, she couldn't be handled. I had experience with ferrets (my first was an abuse case that was deaf, she bit a lot) but not a healthy ferret. Anyways, everything I tried wouldn't work. I was doomed.
One night I was sitting on the sofa, the ferret cage was in the hallway to the bedrooms. I heard screaming. Those with ferrets understand the "screaming" I speak of. I ran to check and poor Hali got her leg stuck in a bar on her cage. She was spitting and biting. I had to have 15 stitches done at the hospital. But when I finally got her free, I held her so close and cried. It broke my heart to hear her in that much pain. I kissed her and spoke to her and snuggled her... and I would NOT let her leave my side. It wasn't until 3 days later that I realized, she stopped biting me when I went to the cage. Poor Hali was so grateful, and saw the human I actually was. She was the sweetest ferret after that, one of my favorites actually. Sadly, she crossed over the rainbow bridge in my arms a few months later after loosing her battle with cancer. I miss her.
My female, Queen was the same way, she HATED people, the only reason she tolerated me was because Ray was head over heels for me.... The only... and I mean ONLY time she ever showed some love for me was when I got an ear infection and stayed in bed... Ray snuck up onto the bed and laid on my pillow and licked my face... Queen snuck up and curled up at my feet.... then to remind me she still didnt like me she bit my foot and we went to sleep like that
My other story? My Noelle... a little half size ferret I stole from a crack house in 2006 on Christmas Eve. Friend of mine called me to come over and check out the ferret, and the owner was too out of it to notice I was there. Seeing as I was helping with rescue, the concerned people called me. I told them she was sick, I told them she wasn't going to make it and I would take her and have her humanely put down. No, she was actually in a ferret sleep and was very much the picture of health just very hyper from never being out of her cage. Best choice I ever made was taking her out of that house! Noelle never had a cage with me, she slept on my bed with the cats and rode around in my sweater hood during the day. I would call for the cats and she would come running too. She was my absolute favorite!! I miss her to this day.
Aw, poor girl, it always amazes me how the worst people can sometimes end up owning ferrets, she sounds like she was a complete doll
Ferret can be amazing pets... I don't own them because they stink lol
Lol, they really can be... and yeah... no matter what... they always leave a faint musky odor... I was lucky enough that Ray and Queens and EVERY foster ferret I had were easy to potty train, it made some of it easier... the only reason I don't own ferrets anymore though is how common it is for them to get cancer.... I never want to go through that again
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