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April 13, 2009

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Pauly, the Pet of the Day
Name: Pauly
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Ferret
Home: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
   My 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 trouble.

   P.S. Notice the pens in the picture!

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