||Four months old|
||South Australia, Australia|
is my first ferret I have owned, although not the first I have looked
after! Ferrets are not hard to look after they are much like your average
cat. I decided to get her as a mate of mine had a 'mistake' litter as her
father, Buddy, is smarter than he looks and can unlock his own cage, open it
and leave as he feels.
She knows a few 'tricks' like sitting for food, sitting on your shoulder, not
biting and she's starting to learn 'stand'. The most often played game is
'tag' where she will come up bite your toes and run away, it's the way
ferrets engage you in play.
Ferrets are not hard to look after, though many will stop using the litter
box if its not cleaned every day. Kits need 24/7 care until they reach the
age of six months, as the more time you spend with them the better behaved they
are. They can eat wet cat food, but raw meats are best, although beef is
difficult for them to digest. They can't eat any vegetables or anything with
grain a.k.a. bread etc. They are carnivores, plain and simple. They do like
eggs but its best served as a treat. Also Ice cream and milk is like the most
amazing chocolate in the whole world to them. Unfortunately 90% of ferrets
are lactose intolerant (can't have dairy products). But knowing your
individual ferret is best so you know what he or she can eat safely!
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