So, I have been made aware - on a great many occasions - that my ferrets are quite popular among some users. So I thought I'd make a ferret video and photo spam place. Plus, I LOVE to share my sweet little fuzzbutts.
I was also wondering if anyone else had ferrets to share photos and videos of.
I will also be happy to answer questions on care and training and such if I can, and about my own fuzzbutts.
So, videos! I'll get right to the point now, videos and photos of my two squirts. :3 My little fuzzbutts are the sweetest ferrets ever, in my opinion. They don't smell bad since I have them on a proper diet, and they never, ever bite other than play noms that don't even leave a mark, and don't hurt. They loooove people, other pets(especially dogs and cats), and especially love young children who we are VERY careful of, more for the ferrets sake in this case...This does not mean all are like this, it depends mostly on how you raise them, but by nature are not vicious or mean, just curious and rowdy.
This is Cooper in a homemade dig box with, yes, ferret litter. lol A lot of those "Dust free" litters really aren't! I had to shake and vacuum until I saw no more, he loooved it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmtbCRGwfiY
This is Ren, she found a ball to play with. She's in the dog bed having a ball, excuse the pun. =P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YBmb2Ubx1U
This is Cooper killing Mister Sticky. No, we did not let him have it, it was just such a funny accident I had to film him messing around a bit before tossing it away. YES ferrets DO make noise, more than just the famous "Dook" sound. They hiss, they squeak, they whine, they "Cackle" or "Bubble" as I call it, and even make sounds similar to...well, a friend of mine said he sounded like a seal. This is Cooper hissing a lot while playing like that, his hissing is actually not anger, which it can also mean, but a request for rough play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFspfvLNlsI
I think this is my most popular video. Sorry, I don't know how to make music loop so it stops short. This is Ren and Cooper playing with snow in a bucket. =) It's fairly bouncy, sorry, I was having some trouble keeping still. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zrJ3tbP1XQ
This is Cooper picking on Leo the Cat. A bit in there somewhere he actually tackles Leo when he walks back into the room. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fESeqcOvYU0
This isn't really a video so much as a recording, these are some other, much more rare sounds, that ferrets also make. He was about ten-twelve weeks old here, and he looooves water, those are his "I'm oh so comfy" sounds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsRWuDqNdCY
Just to prove Cooper loves his swimming time(no we don't wash with soap very often as it's bad for their skin, but they can swim in plain water all they want), I got this video. He just floats along, it's quite funny. As you can see, Ren doesn't like it as much. Well, she DOES, she just hates getting her tail wet as you can visibly see. xD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZp6AO_IGs0
Now, onto photos! :3
This is Ren and Cooper in the bath. Again. Ren looks miserable, Cooper is falling asleep. She's NOT as miserable as she seems, I promise. But it's so funny how she looks when wet. She kinda gives in once the tail is wet.
This is Ren in the middle of what is called "The Weasel War-Dance" it is what they do when they get REALLY excited and happy. She was playing with a feathered cat toy. lol I know it's not the best, getting action photos with my camera isn't easy. Impossible to get good ones more like.
She did eventually get that toy!
Yeah, Ren didn't want to wake up yet. xD Yes, see those teeth? They're not rodents, they're carnivores. PURE carnivores for those who didn't know that tidbit. They do eat rodents though. Mine get other meats...grandma doesn't want frozen rats in the freezer. =)
Cooper getting an oatmeal soak. Soap is a rare option, but oatmeal, yes that's what the murk and junk is, is very good for their skin so long as they don't eat it. Which they don't. =)
This is Ren with my little cousin about a year and a half ago. Ren absolutely adores kids. She's very careful around them too. My cousin on the other hand, has to always be watched or she tries to put them in boxes and doll clothes...
Did I mention ferrets are pure trouble? Well they are! This is Cooper when he was six months old. He had done this three times. I thought I picked up all the toilet paper rolls, but Leo the Cat tossed one down the stairs right after I finished clean up and Cooper ran in like a bull. I took a photo of shame before removing it this time. He has not done it again since then. ^_~
Now for some baby photos. Unfortunately I don't have any good ones of Ren when I got her at three months old...but Cooper I got when he was six weeks old. This was a mistake as they should not be sold until eight weeks or older. He's a "Marshalls Farm Accident" Marshalls being the ferrets you see the most in pet shops, sometimes they send out a baby too young with older babies, a dangerous mistake they should not be having. Thankfully I knew a bit about what I was doing and bought him...pretty much saved his life since he did not know how to eat or be a ferret. Anywho, this is the night we got him, he was so darn cute. I see the appeal of having youngsters, however even if you know what you're doing it is hit or miss on them surviving even at six weeks, so don't do it. Cooper had been starving for three days before I got him, poor baby, had to force some water. Often they have issues or die from not being weaned and taught by mom.
Cooper investigating Leo the Cat for the first time, Leo was already used to Ren and had proven to be the sweetest and most gentle cat, though he was not raised with weasels. He loved EVERYONE. Leo passed away last February, the ferrets both mourned him severely after he didn't come back from the vet visit. It was awful, the three of them were like...the Three Musketeers, always in trouble together, playing together and sleeping together.
This was Ren the second day I had her. She was also not well cared for unfortunately, but I got her taken care of. She was filthy with claws too long and was a bit malnourished, though it's hard to see she was all bones with her winter coat.
She's beautiful now though, eh? She's a bit static-y here from the tunnel though. lol She's not as mean as she looks, she's the sweetest thing ever.
This is Ren caught making trouble. lol I snuck up on her from the stairs and she spun around right when I snapped the photo. She was trying to rip open the bag of toilet paper...she knows better, but eh, they're ferrets! Nothing but mischief, and thieves to boot. ^_~ Be aware, they will steal your socks, gloves, hats, even your underwear and leave it out for all to see...Diapers, toys of all kinds, small things like wallets and objects like it, CD cases made of fabric...Brushes, the occasional TV remote...and so on!
Our neighborhood watch. lol
This is one of those...perfect timing photos. Cooper thought I caught him being naughty(he just got dry and thought to sneak back in the tub, but there was no water...he spazzed when he saw me looking and slipped, hence the funny tail-flip photo)
And I leave us off with some Winter Comforts. It's a bit different this year, but just as comfy looking. I hope everyone in the cold areas of the world are keeping warm and comfortable! =)