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  1. ferret lady

    Polecat x mink

    My ferret and hybrid kits have always played in the water bowl. The bowls in the cage are fastened to the cage with bungee cords, but some push the one in the house all over the floor.
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    Vicsectomied hob big ball

    It's probably a hydrocele and needs to be checked out by a vet.
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    Ferret hutch pellets

    Wish I could but it's illegal here. I own and breed hybrids with very strong hunting instincts and good to excellent temperaments, so I've always wished I had the opportunity. Rabbits don't live in warrens in the US so I'm not sure that ferreting with them would be possible even if it were legal.
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    Ferret hutch pellets

    I pay about $6 (don't know what that would be in pounds) for a 40 lb bag of wood stove pellets (the hard wood type) and about the same for the 40 lb bag of pine pellets which are marketed for horse stall bedding. Living in Texas, I can only get the wood stove pellets in late fall and early winter so I stock up when they're available.
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    Ferret hutch pellets

    I have used this type of pellet in the ferret litter pans for more than 20 years now. I prefer the hardwood pellets over the pine pellets as they don't break down as fast. They definitely keep down the urine odor and keep the cage cleaner than anything else I've used.
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    A business of ferrets .........

    It always amuses me to watch them when the jill decides it's time the kits went back to bed.
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    Is it safe to come out yet?

    Hopefully he's gone for good. I asked that he be banned, at least from the ferret forums and he hasn't posted since.
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    I'm hoping he's gone. I asked that he be banned, at least from the ferret forums.
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    Or been rescued by people who felt sorry for them.
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    Lovely kits...excellent weight and condition. Can you see dark eye spots on the white kit as the rest have? If not, she's an albino.
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    More kits on the way

    And there's the one by Mark Twain: "It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open one's mouth and remove all doubt."
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    I'm not sure. I know ferrets were used for ratting extensively until rat poison was developed and most of the commercial ferret farms either shut down or switched to the pet market.
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    No cowgirl. I really wish I could work mine as I breed and select for strong hunting instincts, along with a people oriented personality, but it's illegal in almost all states. Plus, rabbits don't live in warrens in the US. So I enjoy ferreting vicariously re this forum.
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    I breed the dark sables with full pigmentation to avoid the genetic health issues so prevalent in the US fancy colors. I've been importing my breeding stock since 2004...most from the UK and a few from Europe.
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    I've never done that as it would be too difficult to know which kits were from which litter...I breed only dark sables (poley color and markings) from a sable only background. I do know of a UK breeder who used to do it routinely but then one litter was poleys and the other sandys.