A ferret thread and NOBODY PMs me?
Ummm, I have four foozle-kids: Penelope, who's five, Gus, who is six or seven (shelter adoptee), Dinah who is four, and Billy Bob, who is two and a half.
One is sable, one is cinnamon, one is silver, and one is albino. Everybody comments on their diversity, but I didn't really plan it out that way.
They eat Totally Ferret and Mazuri, with banana, Yogies, and the crack cocaine of ferret treats-- FerretTone.
They're all current on vaxes, partly because I'm paranoid about them biting a kid and winding up in a rabies dispute, partly because we've traveled a LOT, and partly because I just never really thought about it till lately.
So far, we've been disease-free, but my old guy Gus is beginning to be a bit too thin. I was telling DH that he needs to go to the vet and see if it's just the summer heat, or whether Gus's seniordom is starting to take its toll.
I've been in denial about it...
DS likes to watch them-- he's five months old. But he pulls even my hair, so his contact is quite limited.
They got out time every day until we moved... the new place has plywood subfloor waiting to be covered, paint cans,
and other unferret-friendly horrors. Once this place is settled, they'll be free to party once more.
Silly habits-- they managed to dig a hole from the bottom of my couch INSIDE the freakin' upholstery. There is an unbelievable assortment of crap in there-- insoles, plastic bags, headphones, baby toys, Yogies, quilt squares....
Dinah is an ear cleaner. It's her cool party trick. Penelope is a lazy lap ferret. Gus climbs up pant legs to pick the "nits" out of your knee
And Billy Bob knows how to open drawers from the inside to access the kitchen counter.