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August 5, 2009

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Ozzy, the Pet of the Day
Name: Ozzy
Age: Six months old
Gender: Male
Kind: Sable Ferret
Home: Beavercreek, Oregon, USA
   This is Ozzy. He's a big sweetheart but is more than a little possessive of me. I bought him when he was seven weeks old and boy, was he a mess! He was all skin and bones, had been living in wood shavings (which is horrible for a ferret), and had a prolapsed rectum. Only a few weeks later on a raw diet, he became a chubby active little boy who was actually too much for me to handle! Now, he weighs close to three pounds (compared to eight ounces when I first got him), loves to play with me and his best friend Mogli, eats like a champ, and loves making the people around him laugh. He's still prone to biting new people due to his young age but loves his "mamma."

    Ferrets should only have cloth bedding or newspaper only if they eat the cloth. Lining the cage with wood shavings and/or carefresh is a very common mistake that ferret owners make the first time around. It also contributes to them having the reputation of being messy and stinky, since those types of bedding make for very difficult cleanup. With the right bedding and care, ferrets are not "stinky" to keep at all. Ozzy is such a good little boy!

Ozzy, the Pet of the Day

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