posted on Sep, 19 2014 @ 07:15 AM
Now, this may sound like a off the wall/fuuzywuzzy thread, but with the collection of ...ahem....interesting personalities we have around here,
there have to be some pretty interesting pets.
Me, I like ferrets. I know, some people think they smell bad or just musky, but mine don't. The first thing people want to do to a smelly ferret is
give them a bath. Then when that doesn't work, give them another bath. Don't Do It! It makes their skin dry, so they produce more oils, which makes
them smell worse. My ferrets love water. They play, splash and even give themselves a bath. My favorite, PJ, will sit for 30 minutes at a time,
splashing water on himself and licking it off to get clean. They can be litter trained, just like a cat and even when they do have an accident, it's
not the huge stinking mess a cat or dog leaves. Yes, there are some who bite. Once again, mine don't. We got them at a very young age [ 10 weeks ]
and trained it out of them. You can't spank a ferret with a rolled up newspaper or physically discipline them at all, it only makes them more
aggressive. You Do Not want that. They can. and sometimes will, bite very hard when they're young. I've had one sink their teeth to the bone.
Patience and a little time is the only thing that'll work. Think potty training a child.
They get along well with other animals too. We have 3 dogs and 2 cats, but we've never had an incident. You wanna see funny? Watch a 2 lb ferret jump
on the face of a sleeping Great Pyrenees and wrap all 4 legs around their snout. "I caught, I say I caught me a Big chicken!"
They do a thing called the Weasel War Dance and while it looks aggressive, it's just part of their play. They jump at you, grab you with their
"hands" and nibble at your fingers, toes or pretty much what ever they can reach. Mine will ambush you from under the couch. You go walking through
the living room and next thing ya know, you have a ferret attached to your leg. They can also be very affectionate. It's nothing for one of mine to
crawl in bed with us and snuggle under my neck or between my arm and side, where it's warm. They love to burrow, so picking up a towel can be a
surprise when they come rolling out. Pull out a drawer, a little head pops from under a shirt, blinking and plainly asking "What? I was sleepin'!"
I swear, for every day, zany, laugh your ass off antics, you just can't do better.