||One and a half years old|
||Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA|
ferret's name is Pauly. I got him from Petco when he was about two months
old. He looked like the runt at the store and is still small compared to
other ferrets. What he lacks in size, he makes up in attitude! He has run
of the house and enjoys his freedom. He only goes into his cage at night
to sleep. He was very easy to litter train, as ferrets are very smart. He
sleeps a lot, but when he wakes up, he just wants to play, play, play! He
considers everything in the house to be his. He likes to hoard pens. If I
leave a pen laying anywhere, it will be gone. He likes to stash them
underneath the bed. He also loves to climb through tubes, underneath rugs,
and underneath the bedspread. As I try to make my bed each morning, he is
right on my bed, thinking it's time to play, jumping all over the place.
Ferrets are very amusing, but I don't recommend them for people with small
children. When I walk around the house, I always have to be conscious of
whether or not he is by my feet. You also have to ferret-proof your house.
I use a baby gate (one that is plastic from top to bottom) to prevent him
from going into the kitchen where he could get hurt. You also have to look
for any holes in the walls, cabinets, etc., that they may be able to climb
in and not be able to get out of.
Overall, I say that Pauly is a very good pet, and I wouldn't trade him for
the world. He is like a two-year-old child though, he is very amusing, but
you always have to be aware of what he is doing because he can get into
P.S. Notice the pens in the picture!
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