Fuzzy Friends Ferret Farm

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FUZZY FRIENDS    FARM  

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Life is good these days. When I was dealt lemons, I got a ferret. When I had a bad day at work, I got a ferret.  When I  blew through the toll booth and got a ticket, I got a ferret. When my daughter said lets get a ferret, we got two. When my son said "enough is enough", we got a Doberman. When we moved into our new home, we got cats...

No, I'm not crazy!

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Thats right! FERRETS! You got a problem with us?



GO AHEAD, PUNK. MAKE MY DAY!

Ferrets are domestic animals, cousins of weasels, skunks and otters. (Other relatives include minks, ermines, stoats, badgers, black-footed ferrets, polecats, and fishers.) They are not rodents; taxonomically they're in between cats and dogs, a little closer to dogs. They are friendly and make excellent pets. If you've never met one before, the easiest way to think of them is somewhere between cats and dogs in personality, but rather smaller. They can only see reasonably well, but they have excellent senses of hearing and smell.


Ferrets come in all different colors.
http://www.ferret.org/events/colors/colorchart.shtm

http://www.geocities.com/pa2g/fcn1.html

Males {hobs} are generally larger than females {jills}.
A Ferrets life is short compared to most domesticated pets:

  • Infancy - birth to three weeks of age

  • Toddler - 3 to 6 weeks of age
  •  "The Terrible Two's" - 6 to 10 weeks of age
  • Adolescence - 10 to 15 weeks of age
  • Teen years (Puberty) - 15 weeks through 12 months of age
  •  Adult - over 1 year of age
  • Senior - A ferret over 3 years is considered middle-aged.


There are major and subtle differences between a male and female.
A male is usually bigger and has a broader head.
A female is smaller and has a pointy narrower head.
If you don't have at least one of each, you're out of luck with this technique.

A more fun way is to see the results of a trip to the litter box.
A male will leave two spots and a female one if they have to do #1 and #2.
This is because of the differences in the physical anatomies.

The sure-fire way is to look at them.

Pick up your ferret and look at it's tummy. Does it have a cute little belly button?

It does?

Well, it's NOT a belly button! Congratulations, you've got a male ferret.

A female will be flat and without the "belly button".

Mustela Putorius Furo Destructus

BUZZ   {The Alpha}                BUZZ   WOODY 
         
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OLIVER                                PETER PANDA                     WOODY & FREDDY
               
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BUZZ WOODY BOYBOY        TAFFYGIRL                         BUZZ & BUTCH

               
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POLAR                                          JUMPY                                        RALPHIE & PUFF
                           
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CRASH                                          SPEEDY                                       TAZ
                         
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FINNEGAN                                   JINKS                                           PEARL
                            

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ANGEL                                              SPOOKY                                MONSTER
                          
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SNAP aka GIMLI                          TANK
               
SABLE GIRL
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The Presidential Suites




The Taj Mahal 
     The Trump Towers   
                    
                                                  

They ALL love the tubes. Each side by side cage is connected with tubes. The Super Pets have tubes down low and over the top. The Marshall Mansions are connected up high with a tee that gos down into the double oval. The hanging tube structure connects to the cages or I put it down on the floor for exercise. {Its only on the wall for storage}. On the top of the Super Pet cages you can see the "doggie" Coleman sleeping bags I bought. I think I have more fun changing and rearranging the living quarters than they have playing in them.

What we use.

  • We mix ZuPreem, Innova, Natural Gold & 8n1 Ultimate Crunch.
  • I would add Wysong Archetype I  if we could find it.
  • These are great food comparison charts:       
 http://www.ferret-universe.com/care/food.asp           http://home.att.net/~ferretfriendsofpgh/foodchart.htm

  • We use Guardian Equine wood pellet bedding for litter.
  • We supplement with Ferretvite, Nutrical, Nupro, Ferretone as a food coating in a seperate bowl.
  • Once a week they each get a treat of Beechnut Stg 2 Chicken liqufied with Orange flavored Pedialyte given with a 10ml syringe. They chase me around for more.

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Oh, and I've had poetry published and I've been playing the piano for about 40 years give or take.

                                                                               
                      Feb 1963                                 'Sabre' loved it too!                               Oct 1984





This entire site is dedicated to my Dad. He was an animal lover also and thats probably where I got it from.
He would be proud of the love I have for my 'friends' and that I have passed that love and respect on to my kids.
 

The song is 'Love's Theme' by Barry White and The Love Unlimited Orchestra