||Seven months old|
||Angora mix ferret|
||Coslada, Madrid, Spain|
cutie is Nellie, my lovely ferret, posing for a Christmas photo.
Her color is chocolate with blaze, mitts, knee
patches and bib. She is a very special ferret ... because she came home like
a kind of "present" for passing all my high school exams. I studied really
hard during the last summer just to pass all the exams and get her, and now
she lives at home with my other ferret, Sweeney!
When she first arrived home, she was a bit stressed out because of the travel
(she came from Mallorca, a Spanish island, so she had been in the carrier for
two days) and since she was a bit stressed she bit me two times. But by the
second day she stopped biting, and from then on, she has been really good
with people. She never bites, and she loves to sleep on you (she even makes
kind of groans when she is asleep)! She also enjoys being carried in your
arms, as you can see in one picture. But when she is in the mood to play, she
is really active! She and her partner Sweeney have a whole room to play
together. They enjoy running and chasing each other. I think her favorite
toys are tubes! She has got three tubes in her room and when she is playing with
Sweeney she used to get into them. I think that's because Sweeney is too big
to get into the tubes, so it's a safe place for her!
At the moment she is too young to learn tricks (though ferrets are not the
best pets in learning tricks), and gets distracted really easily. However,
she has already learned to get up and to roll, as long as I give her food as
One peculiarity of her is that she has got a really long and soft hair!
Although she is not a full Angora ferret, she really has got great fur! When
I get together with other friends who have ferrets, they always tell me that
she has got amazing fur! At first I thought she would have a normal coat, or
even a rough one, because when she arrived home, her fur was really
irregular, she had got some wisps of long hair and some of really short
hair.. As is turns out, that's because her mom used to lick her way too much,
and since ferret's tongue is really rough (just like cat's tongue!), she
"broke" or "cut" her hair! But fortunately she molted her hair and it grew
back, and now she is like my own furry pompom!
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