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I want a ferret but....

 
 
Reply Tue 1 Mar, 2005 01:41 pm
I heard they smell really bad and are very very messy.. CAn anyone speak from experience..? I also have a kitten and have been told they get along very well... Laughing Thanks
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Bella Dea
 
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Reply Tue 1 Mar, 2005 01:51 pm
The only way I will endorse the purchase of small animals is if the owner is sure to have plenty of time to play and care for the animal. Too many get all this love and attention until the owner gets board and then the little darling is locked in their cage until they die, with only eating and pooping as activity. Sad

Have you ever had a small animal? Guinea Pig, hamster, etc....

Small animals are time consuming. I am not particularly familiar with ferrets but I would assume they are the same as any other small animal.

Just a few thoughts.

They do smell more than most animals but I think people just get used to it. Very Happy
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whyme9
 
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Reply Sun 5 Feb, 2006 04:13 pm
i want a ferret but......
i want a ferret but some people told me their not worth all the money wat do i do?? Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes
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InTraNsiTiOn
 
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Reply Sun 5 Feb, 2006 06:57 pm
Reconsider!
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flushd
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 02:00 pm
Eeks! Ferrets are cute n' all, but they have a lot of downsides.

Yes, they are stinky. They are also very, very social. You need to spend a lot of time with them or else they turn into little gremlins. Getting 2 ferrets doesn't help - they need people time. If you don't handle them regularly (every day, at least 20 mins) they start biting and acting out.

I'm not a big fan. I'd consider other pets.
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timberlandko
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 02:37 pm
Knew a fella once who had ferrets - nosy little critters, and inventively inquisitive. It was not at all unusual to hafta dump one outta a boot or a jacket sleeve before putting it on, or to open a cupboard and see one idignantly staring back at you. A certain faint, musky oder was evident upon entering the house - but the critters did use a litterbox which the owner maintained well; I imagine things coulda been worse. Fella had no mice, though.
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Crazielady420
 
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Reply Mon 6 Feb, 2006 02:41 pm
I never did get one, but they are sooooooooo cute.... I'd love to be dumping them outta my boots and jacket sleeves lol.... but they do have a funky smell to them....
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