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  1. ferreter

    net colour?

    From what I've seen on here you go looking for agro...
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    net colour?

    I've caught rabbits in bright orange nets. It don't matter one bit to the rabbit what colour the net is and it does make it easier when picking up the nets gives you a much better chance of seeing them. I love the new shades makes knitting nets much nicer having a bit of variation in colour.
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    hobs for working advice please

    My team is 2 poley jills and 2 neutered sandy hobs. The two hobs are just a little bit bigger than the jills so their size doesn't cause any problems and I actually prefer to use the two hobs as they don't lay up like one of the jill's does.
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    Ferret show & racing

    Racing can be lots of fun.. but it would be more fun i think if they could rig it up to chase a rabbit or dummy rabbit through.. much more entertaining i think...lol gonna have to put my thinkin cap on maybe! I have a water obstacle included in my racing setup - it really adds more fun and keeps the audience entertained with some the antics the ferrets get up to when they reach the water - it's only about 1/2" deep...
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    Ferret show & racing

    The ferrets don't chase anything, they run through pipes, first one out is the winner. I do ferret racing on a fairly regular basis as a fund raiser for my rescue work.
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    Ferret Box Questionaire

    1. WHAT IS YOUR NAME? (OPTIONAL) ……………Sheila…………………………………………………….. 2. WHAT IS YOUR AGE? [ ] 12 OR UNDER [ ] 13 – 17 [ ] 18 – 29 [ X ] 30 + 3. DO YOU OWN FERRETS, OR KNOW SOMEBODY WHO OWNS THEM? YES 4. DO YOU USE YOUR FERRETS TO CATCH RABBITS, OR KNOW SOMEBODY WHO DOES? YES 5. DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE TRANSPORTING FERRETS NO (IF NO PLEASE STATE WHY………………………………………………………………………..) 6. IF YES, HOW COULD YOU IMPROVE THIS? …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7. DO YOU USE A BOX TO TRANSPORT YOUR FERRETS? YES 8. WHAT MATERIALS WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE A BOX MADE FROM? ……………Plywood…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… ………………… ………………………………………………………………………… 9. HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU FEEL SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR EACH FERRET IN A BOX? [ ] 200mm3 - 300mm3 [ ] 301mm3 - 400mm3 [ ] 401mm3 - 500mm3 [ ] 501mm3 - 600mm3 [ ] 601mm3 - 700mm3 [ ] 701mm3 + Sorry don't do metric and it depends on the size of ferrets being used. 10. WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN A BOX THAT CAN ALSO HOLD FERRETING NETS? NO 11. HOW MUCH WOULD YOU BE WILLING TO PAY FOR A FERRET BOX? [ ] £0-5 [ ] £6-10 [ ] £11-15 [ ] £16-20 [ X ] £20-25 [ ] £26 +
  7. ferreter

    what got you into ferrets

    Found a sandy hob in the front street, couldn't find any place that would take in ferrets so we kept him. That was 14 years ago, I've now got 37 ferrets.
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    Ferrets and slugs

    I read in a paper that slugs can carry heartworm. A few cases of dogs turning up at veterinary surgeries in Scotland with heartworm from eating slugs... Slugs in some parts of East Anglia are also infected so caution needs to exercised. Plus, of course, there is the obvious danger of gardeners using slug pellets to kill 'em.
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    nets

    Aren't they a bit awkward to carry from bury to bury? You can't get many of those in your net bag
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    ferret cam

    Hope it works OK. It'll be very interesting to see a ferret at work. Anyway good luck I hope your hob doesn't get caught up on any tree roots with the cam as you could end up doing a fair bit of digging.
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    any ideas

    It must be extremely uncomfortable for the ferrets having to walk on a mesh floor every time they leave their sleeping quarters. How would you like your living room floored like a cattle grid? You could always paint any plywood that is placed on the floor cage, that should help to stop it rotting and make it easier to clean, using a paint scraper removes the contents of the litter corner and a spray with Pet Virkon or similar completes the job.
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    what age?

    I've fed kits day old chicks when they were just over 3 weeks old. Didn't take 'em long to rip a chick to bits.
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    kits

    no, Sheila works her ferrets and has been on here for years i think Jojo is quite correct I've been on here for years - just not been all that active. Had a major system failure on my old desktop ie the motherboard rolled over and died and when I reinstalled everything I didn't included this forum as one of my favourites. I do work some of my ferrets, not as often as I would like to... lack of time. I have a friend who will drop rabbits off my lot when he's been out shooting or ferreting. Actuall one reason I wasn't all that active was because I was followed here by certain "pet" keepers.
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    ADV

    There is a test you can do yourself for ADV (Aleutian Disease Virus) all it entails is taking a swab from the mouth of your ferrets. Clean your cages with Virkon - it will deal with the virus. Some ferrets can show positive with the Elisa test but that means they've been exposed to the virus but doesn't necessarily follow that they will contract the disease. If any of your ferrets show positive just make sure you never use them for breeding as it can be passed on to any kits a jill gives birth to. Anyway good luck with your remaining ferrets. Take no notice of the clown that has advised you to shoot your ferrets. I don't know what area you in but if it's Wessex I suggest that you contact the Wessex Ferret Club for advice, hope this helps.
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    kits

    i know what you are getting at dave ..............the ferret is going to live in a beautiful countryside home in macclesfield, it isnt living in someones back room, yes once again personal grievances come into things, when you have no idea where this kit is going!!!! the lady has lactol and is used to hand rearing so id baby needs more milk she will get it Dave, you know f*** all about the living conditions of my ferrets, you've never seen any of my ferrets or been to my place, so until you have shut the f*** up! Wee Macc was in great condition when Scot brought him to Scone, a real credit to him. The little guy certainly knew how to get stuck into rabbit. Alas by the Sunday we were clean out of fresh rabbit and had to scrounge a raw burger off the Angus Streak Van, pure meat not the crap you get from some fast food outlets. Wee Macc slept for most of the journey down to Wigan, he'd been bought a nice hammock and been given a sleep sack, plus Spock donated one of his small soft toys for the little chap to cuddle up to. BTW he wasn't interested in eating kibble, just wanted raw meat. His new keeper met up with Judy of JCV and Wee Macc was handed over to her. I'm sure I'll be seeing WM again when he's entered in the disabled class at JCV ferret shows.
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