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#1 matlee

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:01 PM

Hi chaps , I recently got a new ferret . His 8 months old and is a hell of a lot bigger than my 6 month old silver hob.
I introduced them to each other in a stable on the farm where neither have been before and they were perfect with eachother. They didnt attempt to fight.
Put them in their hutch and they were fine , they slept together etc.
This week ive noticed that the silver hob has some biting marks on the back of his neck and last night I walked past their hutch and all I could hear was squealing. The new polecat hob was on top of the silver just grabbing his neck and just stayed there and wouldnt let go . So I separated them and sprayed antiseptic spray on his neck and then he left him alone . But the same happened today .

I watched him for about 10minutes this morning knoring and the silver neck hoping he'd let go but nothing. The silver doesnt attempt to fight back .


So my question is what can I do to stop this ????

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:07 PM

I noticed today that one of my hobs has started to come into season. I wonder if your hob is trying to mate with the other?



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:10 PM

Thats a high possibility because it does look as if he's trying to mate with him when he's on top of him .
How can I stop that :L

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:14 PM

If that's the case they will probably need to be separated unfortunately. You could get them both castrated so in future you could keep them together year round.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:54 PM

It may be a dominance thing, two of my jills do the same, leave them and see how it goes, if not guess you'll have to put up with a gay ferret lol

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 07:59 PM

How long does a ferret stay in season for then.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:13 PM

Normally about 5 months

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 08:56 PM

Thats indeed whats happening ,they are raping each other for a better term,mostly happens during the breeding season .I have seen this alot ,you really have two choices either they live apart or you get them both "fixed".Last last pair of Hobs that were doing this to each other now live happly together 4 stone lighter lol .

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

How much would it be Castrate them roughly , I know ill have to phone the vets.

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:32 PM

50 quid i would reckon. i got a price for £80 for vasectomy



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:37 PM

I got one of mine done a couple of years back and it was £65

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 09:41 PM

give this vet a ring not to far from you and cost me 35.00 was a year or two ago mind

Allen & Partners
Veterinary Surgery Millfield, Whitland, Dyfed, SA34 0QQ
Tel:  01994 240318


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Posted 10 January 2014 - 10:28 PM

It's a bit early for them coming into season unless you had a light on in the stable , you can check if there testes have dropped there in or coming into season and they will stay in till the days start getting shorter again

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 11:26 PM

Cost £40 each to have my hobs castrated. Make sure you ring around to get cheapest price because it can vary. I've also heard of folks ringing up their local ferret shelter and asking where they get them done as they may know cheapest rates

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

It's a bit early for them coming into season unless you had a light on in the stable , you can check if there testes have dropped there in or coming into season and they will stay in till the days start getting shorter again

It is early but both my hobs came in early last year and this year one of them earlier still. I seem to remember a few people on here saying their hobs were coming into season early last year.






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