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Beckyess



Joined: 08 Jan 2006
Posts: 1076
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

2steps



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Posts: 5349
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

my luna


Beckyess



Joined: 08 Jan 2006
Posts: 1076
Location: Worcestershire
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Now I want one!
Becky

Azura Skye



Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Posts: 2199
Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

aww luna is lovely, nice name too : )
beckyess - you can have really dark sable ones, with masks that cover a lot of the face, and if they have a dark nose too they look kind of black.
i want a sable jill boohoohoo

Beckyess



Joined: 08 Jan 2006
Posts: 1076
Location: Worcestershire
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes I'm looking at the really dark ones, they are super!
Becky

2steps



Joined: 05 Sep 2005
Posts: 5349
Location: Surrey
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I like the dark sables too

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13500

PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

AS

said
" 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"

I say
" I've kept ferrets all my life because ferreting is a very practical and productive way of catching rabbits for myself and friends to eat"

My ferrets are also very cute and friendly, they get lots of cuddling but also get to carry out the task that they were originally bred to do !

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33849
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 06 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

bodger wrote:
get to carry out the task that they were originally bred to do !


Living down Yorkshire men's trousers?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 34119
Location: yes
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 06 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

up my sleeve was bad
but they are cute
unfair on the dogs

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13500

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 06 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

nickhowe wrote:
bodger wrote:
get to carry out the task that they were originally bred to do !


Living down Yorkshire men's trousers?


Hand tame is as far as ever felt the need to go !

Having read my previous post, it may have seemed I was having a pop at the ladies and their beautiful ferrets.
What I really meant to say was that as long as the creatures are kept well it shouldn't matter whether they are kept in pet homes or working homes.
Being kept as a pet doesn't guarentee a ferret a good home anymore than or less than being kept in a hunting home.

Azura Skye



Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Posts: 2199
Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 06 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think if you look after them well, like you say Bodger, it doesn't matter if they are a house pet or hunting pet, or whatever.
But the only way I have seen ferrets kept around these parts is locked in a tiny rabbit hutch with wood shavings. And when I take mine for a walk, I get to odd chav coming up to me (can of carling in hand usually) saying 'oy mate, got a ferret i can 'ave?'
which annoys me no end. It's the same mentality that people who want to have snakes and tarantulas have - lets have the animals, not for their sakes, but to make us look 'tough'.
But I am well aware, that anyone on a downsizing forum, who take pictures of their ferts must respect them lots : ) yay!

Bodger



Joined: 23 May 2006
Posts: 13500

PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 06 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The trouble is AS, as you and I know, ferrets are too cheap and easily available .
Not that money counts but if you think that idiots mistreat dogs that cost hundreds of pounds then the poor humble ferret hasn't got a chance !

Azura Skye



Joined: 14 Jun 2005
Posts: 2199
Location: Carmarthenshire
PostPosted: Mon Oct 30, 06 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

indeed Mr.bodger, either 5 or for free! It's terrible when any animal's life is offered for free imo.

Hellrider



Joined: 16 May 2010
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sun May 16, 10 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a pair of these cute little cleaver intelligent creatures, and they are a bit older then 1 yea.... somthing like a year and a half.
this is her second litter. the first she had 8 and now 10. 4 coloured and the rest albino. still are with closed eyes and they are nearly a month old.
The worst one i had now was not long ago. I was cleaning her cage when suddenly she bit me in the ear and hanged there like a piercing....Ouch!!!!
(do they do it to you aswell?)

kirstyfern



Joined: 03 Jan 2010
Posts: 1574
Location: Great Dunmow, Essex
PostPosted: Tue May 18, 10 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We got our boy from ferret rescue and paid 40 for him! We love him to bits. Been too scared to put him down a rabbit hole as don't want to lose him.
The dog is fine with him and vice versa, he tried to eat the goat kids though! (the ferret, not the dog)


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