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Biting!

Post by Ariel Glaes » Sun, 29 Dec 1996 04:00:00



I have 2 absolutely wonderful ferrets, a sable female a little on the small
side named Dinki and a cinamon male a lot on the large side named Rascal.
Their both have very definate personalities, which, although sometimes a bit
extreme, are always a blast!

Dinki is the older, wiser one. She is VERY smart even compared with other
ferrets and has an amazing ability to solve any problem with her usual
superior air. She is incredibly sweet with me, but doesn't like strangers,
especially little kids.

Rascal is the big dumb bear one. (not to imply bears are dumb..)
Always trying to do the things Dinki can do but never quite figures it out.
He is true to his name in that is is even more rascaly than the average
ferret! (Can you imagine that!)
He has a tendency to destroy anything he can't figure out which is a lot.
He also loves to roughhouse, (not too rough tho, he is still just a ferret)
The problem with him is, he bites. Not hard enough to make me bleed,
(although one time he took hold of my thumb and I got really mad and ripped
my thumb out of his mouth, tearing it a bit. not the right way to go about
it, I know), but it still hurts! He doesn't seem to realize it hurts people
when he bites them, because he really is a sweety, not a bit on the
aggressive side. I know kits will nip, but he is well passed kithood.

Help me folks!! What should I do?? nothing seems to work on him, not that
bitter apple stuff, not yelling, and certainly not a tap on the nose. He
stops for a moment, but the next day he has forgotten the whole thing and
goes back to biting again.

 
 
 

Biting!

Post by The Weas » Tue, 31 Dec 1996 04:00:00


You'll get used to it. After a while, you will learn what parts of your
hands and arms to protect (major arteries are a good start), and your
reflexes will improve as well.