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Old 11-26-2014, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Meet my two rescues!

Well more like one rehome, one rescue. Some of you may know that I used to own ferrets in the past and honestly I began resenting them. I realize a lot of that was because the information out there is pretty crappy when it comes to exotics. I began to do my research all over again and found this wonderful forum with helpful people just like on here. Also where Kelsey is spoken highly of

Yesterday I drove three hours to pick up these two little guys from a friend of a friend of a friend of my moms and her friend.

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This little guy is a dark eye white. He is deaf but extremely playful and sweet.


This is the little girl. She is very docile but bites like words I can't on say here.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yay! I was wondering if/when you were going to share them with us over here. My friend had already mentioned & showed me your thread for the new additions on the ferret forum. They're both adorable! I hope you can get the little girl eating better soon. And I'm starting to be amused at how some of these exotic forums are getting linked together with users! Blinked a little bit at your comment, I hadn't realized she'd mentioned me.
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Awesome, I'm coming to your house, you have all kinds of cool pets!
I've never had the joy of owning one but I know a few people that do and I just love them.

I know you just got them but Are you going to start on a raw diet? What are they eating right now?... I'm just interested

Edit: Do you mind posting or PMing me the Ferret forum, please.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Of course I was going to share with you guys! I was debating about waiting till after the holidays but I was super excited!

Kelsey, I have seen you mentioned a few time actually. It totally shocked me too. I was like hey, I kind of know that person! I am going to try another trick tonight with some coconut oil and her food and see if she will eat better for me then. It could just be stress so I will really begin the worrying tomorrow. I'm going to set up the hedgie camera so I can see if she is eating or not.

Ellis, just so you know, one of the name contenders for the boy is Ellis. I'm definitely going to feed raw! I have the starter soup all made up and frozen. Once the little girl gets the all clear from the vet or if she starts eating on her own then we will get them going on it. Right now, they are eating Wellness Core Kitten Food.

ETA - As long as no one minds it, here is the forum http://holisticferret60.proboards.com/.
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Awww how cute!!! I have never had the opportunity to play with a ferret but I heard they are tons of fun!! Congrats
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How cute. I love ferrets. Never owned them though, maybe in the future... although I really don't like the smell. But they're so cute
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The smell is seriously improved if you feed them a raw diet! Keeping the cage clean helps too, but honestly, my friend's boy is raw-fed and you can't smell a thing from him unless you stick your nose into his fur. Others on her forum have mentioned the same thing.
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Yep, one of the reasons I was allowed to get them was if I raw fed them. I was planning on it anyway but when the fiancee heard that they don't smell bad on raw he was on board. Honestly though, with the two I have, their cage is right at the foot of my bed and I can't smell them at all unless I open the cage door and kind of stick my head in.
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Ellis, just so you know, one of the name contenders for the boy is Ellis. I'm definitely going to feed raw! I have the starter soup all made up and frozen. Once the little girl gets the all clear from the vet or if she starts eating on her own then we will get them going on it. Right now, they are eating Wellness Core Kitten Food.

ETA - As long as no one minds it, here is the forum http://holisticferret60.proboards.com/.
Well that's a cool name haha!
I figured you would go raw but I had to ask. I heard they do really well on it.

I read around the forum a little and spotted you . So did you figure out the age? Didn't you think they were 2 &3 years but someone said they are 5yrs old maybe older? That seems like a big gap. I didn't know you can tell age by their teeth. I love learning about different animals! Thanx for the forum.
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Yep! The fun starts tomorrow. They take a long time to get on raw but the sooner the better with these guys. I basically have to plan an hour or two each step for each day they go on a new step to get them to eat raw. It'll be interesting.

I think that the boy is a bit younger just because his teeth are just a tad bit less clear than the girls and he acts younger (not a good way to tell though.)

I'm going to go with 4 for the boy and 6 for the girl. Since her teeth seem to be worse to me. It's not an exact science and since 1/3 of the way can be four or five, I'll stick with these for now. Maybe the vet will have some insights.

Apparently it is really common for people to think their ferrets are younger, to be told they are younger or straight up lie about their ages. It's alright though. I do plan on adding a kit in the future since these two fuzzbutts will need someone to get them up and moving in the future.
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