Any ferret keepers out there?

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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2010, 18:20 »
the ferrets are in a big rabbit hutch in the garage and my girls are outside in the garden. So cant say if it would make them nervous or not. I take it u plan on putting them in seperae cages just close together. I cant see that being a bad thing if thats what you want to do. They will get used to each other and wont bother.
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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2010, 18:28 »
We've not much space, so if I did get bantams they'd be in close proximity to the ferrets, not well separated like yours. Don't think I'll risk it.

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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2010, 22:46 »
I have a ferret too and have kept them for 9 years now (wow that long)

My Girl I have at the moment is 6 but doesn't look a day over two. She is still as healthy and bright as she was then *has a proud of self moment*

I keep her in a run near my chickens pen (as ferrets overheat easily and that is an area of relitive coolness). It doesn't bother the chickens but you cannot let the ferrets have any chance of getting in with the chickens. A ferret will take down a brown shaver (believe me - luckily I caught her before any real damage was done) and she had a go at the big white geese we have.

My dog weighs around 12st, and when my little 2 pound ferret comes into the room, he runs very swiftly in the other direction

Fearless little things <3
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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #18 on: July 14, 2010, 19:14 »
 :lol:

Got them!  :)

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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #19 on: July 16, 2010, 18:11 »
We all had a lovely play, the kids got a bit freaked out as Fred and Phoebe got more and more excitable, and I got nipped and bitten a fair few times!  :lol:

What a joy.
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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2010, 18:11 »
Fred
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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #21 on: July 16, 2010, 18:12 »
Phoebe
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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #22 on: July 16, 2010, 21:05 »
awww. Gorgeous! They are lovely looking they just smell awful. Clever creatures 2.

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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2010, 21:29 »
Really nice Scabs, hope they settle well for you.
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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2010, 21:40 »
Cheers. They seem nicely settled and we have really noticed too much smell yet - of course, they do have that unmistakeable pong about them!  :D

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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #25 on: July 17, 2010, 14:37 »
Fred has escaped. God knows how but they have managed to pop out one of the little windows. Phoebe was on top of the coop looking confused and Fred was gone.... Gutted.

Done a sweep of the neighbours and the undergrowth but let's face it, he could be curled up feet away, he could be a mile away.

The window's are now boarded and I've baited and set a mink trap, but I imagine that's the last we've seen of him.

Can't believe it.

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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #26 on: July 17, 2010, 14:40 »
Oh no that's awful scabs  :( :( :( How upsetting for you all :( :( :( :(
Keep searching for Fred, don't give up!!
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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #27 on: July 17, 2010, 17:02 »
Big sigh of relief; I was just off to the shop for a couple of bad-mood-need-fizz beers (rare for me!) and I caught a twitch in the hedge. There's Fred, happy as anything.

Took him into the house and Mrs Scabs actually had a tear in her eye... Never thought I'd see the day that my wife shed a tear over a ferret!

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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #28 on: July 17, 2010, 17:03 »
Bet you still went for the beers, though!
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Re: Any ferret keepers out there?
« Reply #29 on: July 17, 2010, 17:07 »
Well, you know... I had the idea in my head by then.

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