A Few of My Funny Ferret StoriesNov 26th, 2008 | By admin | Category: Behavior, News, Stories
Anyone who has a ferret (or ferrets) knows that there is nothing on TV that’s a better source of entertainment than watching ferret behavior. Here’s a few cute things our ferrets have done:
I was cleaning out some cabinets and whatnot in my apartment. As I was emptying everything, I was creating a stack of CDs I wanted to keep behind me. I wasn’t really looking as I laid them behind me, but when I did look, I thought to myself, “I know I had more than that there before!”. Thinking maybe I was wrong, I kept on. On second inspection a few minutes later, the pile was even smaller than last time and I had added several since then. I looked around and saw our female, Cali, coming out from under the couch. When I looked under there, she had a huge stash of CDs she had been silently removing from my pile to hers! That was my first experience of just how much of a thief a ferret really is!
The same ferret several years later, I found dragging all kinds of objects to a large pile she was creating. Some objects small, some large. I just watched to see what she was planning. After a short time, it became evident. She began climbing the objects and placing smaller objects on top of the larger ones. Eventually she had built a staircase to get herself up on top of my desk! It was amazing to watch her plan and execute this complex task. I kind of felt bad when I had to remove her from the desktop after all that work!
It’s even better when they work together to achieve a goal. We had a pair that became very inept at just that. On one occasion, they ran back and forth around the coffee table that had a can of Big Red soda on it. For some reason, Cali loved Big Red more than any other soft drink (so do I, so I can’t really blame her). She was determined. Before I could stop them, the male had managed to scoot the cloth on the table enough to knock over the drink so that Cali could be waiting underneath to lap up the beverage as it dripped off the table. Note: Ferrets and caffeine are a bad mix! She was pinging for hours after that! They pulled the same stunt with a bag of oreos once!
I’d love to hear your funny ferret stories! Leave your best one (or two) in the comments below!