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September 25, 2012

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Sky, the Pet of the Day
Name: Sky
Age: One and a half years old
Gender: Female
Kind: Ferret
Home: Michigan, USA
 
   This is Sky. She's a little firecracker, always keeps us on our toes. She's still young so she's got plenty of energy to burn where our older ferret likes to relax more, I'm sure she gets on his nerves sometimes, but he puts her in her place when she does bother him too much. She's at least partially deaf, she does react to loud noises but they have to be loud. Because of her hearing she's a very vocal little girl, she will dook and huff and puff while playing, hissing as well. She doesn't cuddle very well, but she's young yet and hasn't mellowed out like her older brother Reaper.

    She's mostly independent, not one to cuddle and love on, though she loves riding around in the hood of my hoodies. She loves it when you pat the ground around her and roll her around during play. She can get very excited very easily when it comes to play and can go on and on. She's young yet so is like a child. She can be kind of bratty sometimes when she doesn't get to come out to play, throws tantrums like no other.

    She likes to swim around in the tub if you fill it up enough when she gets her monthly bath. Sky's a handful at times but I love her so she's easy to forgive, even when she's being a brat.

    She's a lucky little kit that our Reaper takes care of her the way he does. He certainly let's her get away with a lot, but when she's being extra annoying he'll indulge her and play, and if she doesn't stop when he's done he'll put her in her place!

    I'm sure she'll mellow out in a year or two. I hear most active ferrets like her calm down about three or four. She's going on two. She walks well on her leash! Even though the harness makes her walk a little funny from her little front legs, even when fitted properly she'll still walk odd when its on, but she'll drag you around that's for sure.

    The other ferret in the picture of three of them drinking is Kie, she was our third ferret, we lost her back in late February to heart disease. She was a gorgeous silver girl, about five when she had to be put to sleep. The medication wasn't really helping and she was suffering more than living so we had to let her go. I plan on getting a new ferret sometime in the future, hopefully a rescue ferret, to make them a trio again. Kie taught Sky a lot, she would play with her more than Reaper does.

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