We just got a ferret yesterday afternoon and already I have probably said the words “don’t step on the ferret” about 5,926 times. Jake just doesn’t understand the concept yet that he is huge compared to this little guy and when he hops around to play with him, he could easily crush him. Let’s hope he doesn’t have to learn that lesson the hard way.
In the past, I had 2 ferrets which I absolutely loved. They were a huge responsibility though and at the time maybe I wasn’t ready for that much. Sure I was about 21 at the time, so what!
The time came when I was moving into a place where there were no pets allowed. I was sad to see my two little friends go but I made sure they went to a good home. That was the last time I was around a ferret…until now.
Jake and I were in the pet store just to pick up a replacement filter for our Jack Dempsey cichlid fish tank. Well, it’s not really my fish tank, it’s just in my house. There I was pushing our cart past the ferrets, looking at them, admiring how cute they are and telling Jake (once again) the story of my 2 ferrets. Then I had a great idea!
I asked Jake how he would like it if we got him a ferret friend. He is lucky that he said he wanted one because at that point… we were getting one anyway.
I couldn’t stop myself. I really should have asked Ken because our place is kind of cluttered as is and with everything involved it was going to cost some dough. But I already knew what his answer would be so I scrapped the idea of asking him first.
Long story short, we have a new pet named Brody McMurphy. Jake absolutely loves him and he loves Jake too. If you know anything about Ferrets you know that they don’t spend much time cuddling with their owners because they are always investigating the room but check out the photo of him and Jake chilling on the couch. He think that is just the coolest thing in the world.
I didn’t do a really good job of training the other ferrets that I had. When they were out of the cage they would pick any corner in the room to take a crap in. They also made a home for themselves inside my couch by ripping out some of the stuffing and climbing up in there. I’m all set with any of that this time.
The ferret used his cage litter pan right away so that part is all set. For right now, I’m going to just try and make sure that we really keep and eye on him when he is out of the cage to avoid any little accidents. What I would really like to do is train him so that he uses a litter pan outside of the cage too.
Ken was in the shower this morning before work and the ferret decided he wanted to join him. Let’s just say Ken wasn’t thrilled with the idea. But I’m sure Jake will get a kick out of that when he’s in the shower.
I’ll keep you updated on how this little guy adapts to the Savage household and actually how the Savage household adapts to him too.
linkedin ferret (2)