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sparky



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 06 1:08 pm    Post subject: babby ferrets  Reply with quote    

well pricey as i promised some sweet pickys of the young murderers at 18 days old and thay still have there eyes shut
and just like there perents thay have no fear of being handled


Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 06 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'll resist the temptation to say they look cute! How old will they be when they are ready to work and do they need any training or is it all instinct?

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 06 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i made friends with honey a week ago ,the deep kill bite (up the sleeve and on im ) was ace as foreplay to a 40 min workout .
i still hurt and have lots of respect for mustelids
i almost want one but ...i dont think the hounds could cope
we got to be nice eventually but i took all the damage
awesome wee critters

2steps



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 06 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

there dead cute. used to have a few ferrets, funny little creatures. Had a bad experince with one though, I was just sitting while they were out playing and it bit me on the wrist, but then didn't let go! my Oh had to come and open its jaws to get it off

pricey



Joined: 28 Feb 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Sparky, I take it that the one on It's own is the Hob that you have so kindly promised Carl.

For those of you that were here for the weekend in Jan, my mate Carl had that big hob, well sadly he died about three weeks ago.

So I asked BunnyKiller if he knew of any and it just so happened that Sparky has so all is well.

When will he be ready mate?

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ah,well handled ferrets.......worth their weight in gold


The youngsters....


Azura Skye



Joined: 14 Jun 2005
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Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

i love ferrets! hehe, although I don't hunt with them coz personally I dont think I could kill a rabbit, and I wouldn't want my babies to have hurt whilst down a hole with a kickin' bunny.
all those ferrets are very sweet. I think people misunderstand them, they aren't cage animals in my opinion and they are quite smart and needs lots of stimulation. I guess chasing a rabbit is pretty stimulating though : )
On many occassions I am against people hunting with ferrets only because of the way the ferrets are kept, and because it is done as a sport; with no purpose. I think i would go hunting only to give the ferrets the rabbit!
here are my two:
(Gwion is the sliver, and Mikko is the albino)



my niece having a cuddle with mikko, he is very snuggly lol








:)

KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Azura Skye wrote:
On many occassions I am against people hunting with ferrets only because of the way the ferrets are kept, and because it is done as a sport; with no purpose. I think i would go hunting only to give the ferrets the rabbit!


IMO - A ferret is a hunting animal and should be treated as such ie.Well!
They are fed whole carcase animals and the 3 I have atm have a hutch and run of 24cu ft or larger.They are handled and played with daily.
I hunt them throughout the winter months and occaisionally into the spring if there is a specific problem.The rabbits are used by myself,neighbours,friends,dogs and ferrets.

You should give your ferrets a try in a few netted burrows and see how ruthless they are,as nature has provided them with senses and a natural ability that makes us look pathetic.

Nice Futrets as they say here abouts

Azura Skye



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I suppose many animals (as companion animals) are hunting animals, but are not kept as such.
I think its great that you handle you ferts daily and give them the meat, if they have a good life then thats fair enough.
Sometimes I think i should go hunting, because I can't stand to buy chicken, i hate that; because I can never be assured that the chicken was killed quickly in a humane way. If i were to hunt at least I could guarantee the animal would have a quick death.
Its deffinitley one to think about when keeping a meat eating animal. As a vegetarian I don't mind giving the ferts meat, but I do care about where I get it from. Ooh the dilema. I am okay for a bit though because I still ahve some old chickens in the freezer from our chooks, and i knew they had a super life with a quick death.

Naomi



Joined: 26 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have some cute ferret kit piccies to share too.

These belonged to my baby sister.

There were 13 kits in this litter.





KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Azura Skye wrote:
I suppose many animals (as companion animals) are hunting animals, but are not kept as such.
I think its great that you handle you ferts daily and give them the meat, if they have a good life then thats fair enough.
Sometimes I think i should go hunting, because I can't stand to buy chicken, i hate that; because I can never be assured that the chicken was killed quickly in a humane way. If i were to hunt at least I could guarantee the animal would have a quick death.
Its deffinitley one to think about when keeping a meat eating animal. As a vegetarian I don't mind giving the ferts meat, but I do care about where I get it from. Ooh the dilema. I am okay for a bit though because I still ahve some old chickens in the freezer from our chooks, and i knew they had a super life with a quick death.

TOP POST !!!


Naomi - Do you have a close up of the dark ferret that is in the background,top right ??

Azura Skye



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Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

how sweet, like little sausages : D
i really like the polecat markings, i used to have a sable and a sandy (or if you're posh: champagne).
curse ferret-math, how come you can't have just one?

Naomi



Joined: 26 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sorry these are the only other ferret piccies I have on my pc.




KILLITnGRILLIT



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Many thanks !

Beckyess



Joined: 08 Jan 2006
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Location: Worcestershire
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm a ferret fan and would love a black one but I don't think they exist. I used to have 4 many years ago.
Becky

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