||Six months old|
||Beavercreek, Oregon, USA|
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!
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