Taking care of a ferret. - Jemsite
Off-topic / Miscellaneous Talk about miscellaneous stuff off-topic and not related to music, guitars or bands. No music, gear or anything guitar related here please.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 10:19 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,183
Taking care of a ferret.

I got a 3 month old ferret yesterday! Me and my bro named him Floyd, as in Pink Floyd. Well we got a sandbox and thats pretty much it. We also got some food. We haven't bought a cage yet, so he's just playing all over my room. I wanted to know any tips or anything that can help out? Should i definately get a cage (he looks so alone there)?
carlos grijalva is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 10:25 PM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,152
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

lol... a mate of mine used to keep a ferret in his room back in our boarding school days...

i believe that if you want to keep them tame that you shouldn't feed them meat. they have unbelievably sharp teeth. i used to know an old guy that hunted with them, too. now they were scary ferrets.

i'd be consulting google on this.
damo7v is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,183
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

Yeah i got this free manual, thanks anyways. Oh and i can still use other suggestions from you guys.
carlos grijalva is offline  
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 10:47 PM
 
mi2tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 7,559
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

whatever you do like what damo says do not feed it with meat...... they'll become evil...

Last edited by mi2tom; 02-16-2006 at 10:58 PM. Reason: add smilie
mi2tom is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,183
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

lol, no i won't i buy specialised ferret food.
carlos grijalva is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 10:59 PM
 
mi2tom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Penang, Malaysia
Posts: 7,559
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

I will surely buy a cage... just to put it in whenever you're not at home
mi2tom is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,183
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

poor little Floyd, I'm ouy of my house 8 hours a day! I can't leave him in a cage for 8 hours, i think im gonna see how it goes one week without a cage.
carlos grijalva is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 11:22 PM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 2,282
Reviews: 3
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

Ferrets are fine in a cage usually. If you let him out, lock him in a room with nothing in it. Seriously... he'll hurt himself or destroy whatever is in there. I almost lost my little guy into the hole for the sump pump. He's gotten stuck inside of springs (ie - under your couch!), he has almost had heavy object fall on him. Ferrets are like kittens that never grow up. They are super curious and want to play with anything they find. You have to be real careful if you let them out all the time.
jay ratkowski is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-16-2006, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,183
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

Well i already checked the room and everything seems to be safe for Floyd. I don't think there will be any problems. But i'm gonna give him a week. If he does his business on the carpet or my sofa (un-reclinable) then i'll buy a cage. If he doesn't break or does anything innapropiate i'll let him free.
carlos grijalva is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 11:47 AM
 
shredmaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,494
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

Quote:
Originally Posted by mi2tom
whatever you do like what damo says do not feed it with meat...... they'll become evil...

......ever seen monty python holy grail? course you have.....substitute the rabbit.......
shredmaster is offline  
post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 11:55 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Chicagoland, IL.
Posts: 4,358
Reviews: 1
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

A buddy of mine lost his due to it chewing through the power cords in his room.

You can get it a larger cage and throw a hammock in there, water, balls, toys, etc, your lil guy will be fine. Ultimately you want him safe when you're gone, as sad as you think he might be, it'll be sadder to find him hurt or dead.
bammbamm is offline  
post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,183
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

Quote:
Originally Posted by bammbamm
A buddy of mine lost his due to it chewing through the power cords in his room.

You can get it a larger cage and throw a hammock in there, water, balls, toys, etc, your lil guy will be fine. Ultimately you want him safe when you're gone, as sad as you think he might be, it'll be sadder to find him hurt or dead.
True, i think i'll get the cage...
carlos grijalva is offline  
post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 12:58 PM
 
JJEMMER777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Thornton, CO
Posts: 8,373
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

You may want to look into a nose plug as well

JJEMMER777 is offline  
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-17-2006, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 1,183
Re: Taking care of a ferret.

Quote:
Originally Posted by JJEMMER777
You may want to look into a nose plug as well

lol, i got use to the smell.
carlos grijalva is offline  
Reply

Tags
pink floyd

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jemsite forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address

IMPORTANT: You will be required to activate your account so please ensure that your email address is correct.

If you do not receive your activation check your spam folder before using the CONTACT US form (at the bottom right of each page).



Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I don't care... 6fingers All Other Guitars (including Prestige) 8 03-02-2012 06:11 PM
Taking extra care when you travel? 1990eam Tech: Setup, Repairs and Mods 2 01-14-2012 05:13 AM
How do you guys care for your Jem ? Gambit_x Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 17 11-22-2009 07:52 PM
Does anyone really care? Darin Off-topic / Miscellaneous 28 02-22-2009 03:50 AM
have won...I am happy...don't care about.. Agent540 Ibanez JEM, UV, JS & Other Signature Models 5 04-15-2008 03:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome