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The Ferrets

A day in the life of a ferret. Following Momo, Niku, Pabu, and Kēki. Four Ferrets owned by myself Chantelle Matties (s0n-R1sA). Enjoy!

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Sep 15 '14
All four of my fur babies. Aren’t they the sweetest thing you ever saw?

All four of my fur babies. Aren’t they the sweetest thing you ever saw?

Sep 14 '14
The ferrets got a new hut today! Thanks to a gift card from my sister! 

The ferrets got a new hut today! Thanks to a gift card from my sister! 

Sep 14 '14

Tagged by thelifeofmyferrets

1. Always post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the person who tagged you asked and write 11 new ones.
3. Tag 11 people.
4. Actually tell them you tagged them

"My Questions, mostly ferret-style:"

  1. How old were you when you first learned about ferrets? I was quite young when I saw them in petshops, and again in 2005 I saw some at a “zoo” that you could play with! 
  2. Favorite ferret feature? They’re a mix between a dog and a cat, and have the cutest personalities! 
  3. What do you do while they sleep during the day? Depends on the day! I have a full time job, and I spend a lot of time drawing.
  4. Dream ferret number, like if you could how many would you have? I would have 10 if I could, but 4 is more than enough! 
  5. Next ferret name? New parents always have a list of names. Pocky
  6. Favorite ferret coat color? Sable 
  7. Favorite ferret toys? Other Ferrets
  8. Favorite human meal? Mexican 
  9. Best human age? 20’s
  10. Why do you like ferrets? They are one of the most adorable little creatures you will ever meet. They’re soft, cuddly, smart, each one is an individual, and they’re my babies. 
  11. Hobby? I draw and paint 

My questions: 

1. Do you have ferrets? If so how many? 

2. What do you do in your spare time (besides tumblr)?

3. If you could own any pet in the world what would you have?

4. What is your favorite season?

5. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be?

6. #1 on your Bucketlist is…? 

7. Favorite TV show is…? 

8. Favorite Disney Movie is…? 

9. Do you like tattoos and body mods? (if yes, what have you had done?) 

10. Christmas or Halloween? 

11. City or Country? 

I tag. fuckyeahferrets magnaroffen vaporotem silvermittt cannonball-the-ferret noodlebutt thefriendlyferret kuitsuku ferret-kisses greatwhitecarpetshark thefuzzyferret

(sorry if anyone has been tagged more than once, I put this off for a while) 

Sep 14 '14

oh-so-inatrance asked:

Would you happen to know anything about deaf ferrets? I know you have a few ferrets and I was hoping you could inform me, I'm beginning to think he's deaf because he doesn't seem to hear me, or any loud noises made inside my home.

Hi,

I do know a little yes, my one ferret “Kēki” who is a Dark Eyed White, is completely deaf (to my knowledge) and my other ferret “Pabu” who has a lot of white markings (A sign of Waardenburg) on him also seemed to be deaf when we first brought him home. Over time we found that he developed some hearing and can now hear most or all sounds as far as we know, he’s just a little hard of hearing. You can get your ferrets tested if you want to; however that comes at a price.

Waardenburg Syndrom causes a lot of ferrets to suffer from deafness. That includes Pandas as well as Blaze, Mutts, and Dark Eyed Whites. Albinos can also be hard of hearing as well. They are just like normal ferrets, they just can’t hear you. Some can be a bit more nippy I’ve heard, from being frightened. You can train them just like other ferrets if you take the time try hand motions. (Kēki knows that when I put my hand down to her that I will pick her up, she wraps her little arms around mine to hang on) You can still littler train them too (it will take a lot of extra work to train a deaf ferret, just try to be patient!). Overall as house pets, it doesn’t make much of a difference to me at all, I still talk to her as if she can hear me! 

Here is a link for some more information. If there is anything specific you want to know shoot me up!

Deafness In Ferrets

CTM

                                                                                                   

Sep 11 '14
She can be really cute, but it’s all part of her master plan! 
P.S. Thank ya’ll for the 700+ follows, you rock!

She can be really cute, but it’s all part of her master plan! 

P.S. Thank ya’ll for the 700+ follows, you rock!

Sep 11 '14

Anonymous asked:

Okay, my guy just ran out of his Marshall Premium Ferret Diet (which I just found out might be why he's so stinky!) but I didn't have much money to buy new expensive food so I got 8-1 Ultra-Blend Select, do you know if this ones ok for him?

Hello there,

Marshalls is currently what I have been feeding my ferrets, and it is incredibly hard to get them to eat new kibbles (it is one of the lower rated kibbles, it isn’t very good for them and yes it makes them stank!) We are trying to change their ferret food which is difficult. I wouldn’t suggest using the 8-1 Ultra-Blend Select permanently (you could maybe use it as a mixer), for now it is fine, but in the long run maybe try to use a higher quality kibble, or mix a few together. 

It is very difficult to get some ferrets to eat new foods, so make sure your ferret is actually eating it before filling his bowl and leaving it, he might need some help. 

I’ve posted a link to the ferret food chart. Good luck! 

FERRET FOOD CHART

Sep 11 '14

sabrielhasablog asked:

Hi! Sorry if this is a bit annoying to you, but I'm doing a bit of writing and I was wondering a couple things about ferrets that really can't be found in FAQs since, you know, people don't frequently ask, like, whether ferrets would stick with nomadic owners or not...

Hello!

Questions are never annoying :)

In my Personal opinion:

I would highly suggest that anyone who is nomadic does not get a ferret(s). Ferrets need a place to call home, and the continuous stress of a new environment is no good for them. Even exploring can be overwhelming (some ferrets get more stressed out than others). 

New home mean new ferret proofing for each home which opens up chances for ferrets to escape. Some ferrets may be able to find their way home if they know the area around them (unlikely), but if you’re constantly moving about there is even a smaller chance. 

I’m assuming someone who is nomadic very well may be moving around for work. Ferrets do need a lot of playtime 2-4 hours a day, if the owner isn’t able to give that to them, then they shouldn’t have a ferret either. If the ferret is alone, they also need a lot more attention, leaving a ferret in a cage alone can lead to depression, and an unhealthy furbaby. 

Depending on how many times the person moves a year, and whether or not they work from “home”, there are some cases where it could potentially be an okay situation. However; I would recommend a dog (a very loyal animal, that loves to follow you around, explore etc.) 

Hope this helps, I’m sure some other ferrents will throw some input out there, 

CTM

Sep 11 '14
For the Disney ThrowbackToSchool! .

For the Disney ThrowbackToSchool! .

Sep 9 '14
Momo has been able to join the Business again! She was so excited and followed Niku around like mad! Since this photo she has had her stitches removed and looks fantastic! (still missing some hair on her arm and face) She seems so much happier! She is off medication for now. Shes a champ!

Momo has been able to join the Business again! She was so excited and followed Niku around like mad! Since this photo she has had her stitches removed and looks fantastic! (still missing some hair on her arm and face) She seems so much happier! She is off medication for now. Shes a champ!

Sep 6 '14

Oh they love their peanuts!
(These are pet safe packing peanuts meant to be played with!)