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anyone on here have ferrets brought in to the house in the evenings for a few hours? my daughter has taken over the care of the two young jills i got and man shes done great work ,at 8 ish every evening they come in and bounce around the room and on the sofa and have a ball...they are as tame as hell and she lies across the sofa and they climb on boars and sleep across her neck and legs etc ,and go to sleep..Ive kept ferrets most of my adult life and never felt that comfy with them near my face etc but she has no dread at all...I hope they make good working stock and kill two birds with the one stone ,the wife dreads them and wont participate at all in touching them ...what do you reckon ,is there any down side to having them in the house,i dont think it will have edverse effects on their hunting prowess if its in them..

They are bred from good lines of workers so ,hopefully that will be the making of them ,

 

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My daughter brings mine in the house and they are very tame and confident 

I think it makes them easier to handle when out ferreting and brakes there day up ( not just sat in cage all day ) 

All positives I can see 

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I don't keep mine in the house but I do keep my whippets inside.I think it makes them more controllable,loyal and they understand you better which equals a better hunting companion.I can't see ferrets being any different as long as they aren't chums with a pet rabbit.

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Why not they are pets first an foremost just like the dogs, an it usually stops em skulking am biting when it comes time to graft? Iv gave every ferret we have had in past 15 year or so to the kids to raise an never had an iffy one yet an actually had a few very good grafters, my missus does insist they get a bath every now an again tho but the ferrets end up liking it an it’s got to point now we can take em down the streams or whatever when out an let em have a swim 😁DD7D178F-013B-4C72-B362-303965BD8F9A.jpeg.cf7ae223e22fea52204ab1fd75d093a5.jpeg

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since I've had a Mrs and little uns they have taken over the rearing/handling of any ferrets I've had.....I work and feed them jig😉never once has it stopped them grafting 100%,they are clever.little animals imo,and do well interacting,when you treat them like a dog etc👍20190810_145834.jpg.571820b2daf0afa6daef9a2917665e33.jpg20190810_145529.jpg.1ca0f91a83cea73eec410822afa706bf.jpg

kids have no fear of.them at all👌

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thats reassuring to read and see ,thanks folks ,its nice to see your kids are crazy just like my girl ,lol

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3 minutes ago, jigsaw said:

thats reassuring to read and see ,thanks folks ,its nice to see your kids are crazy just like my girl ,lol

Sit in my house after everything settled from a mad day an it’s a toss up between the budgie, dog or ferret that likely to steal your tea😁

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same here ,a salluki on one sofa and a pair of fiesty ferrets on the other,i bought a new sofa lately and struggle to get a place to sit on it ,

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1 minute ago, jigsaw said:

same here ,a salluki on one sofa and a pair of fiesty ferrets on the other,i bought a new sofa lately and struggle to get a place to sit on it ,

I shit you not there’s been nights I’ve went an sat in kennel for some peace am quiet an me time 🤣 2 huge sofa’s an I end up in the kennel on a garden chair for a smoke 😁 I don’t mind tho atleast I got some where to escape the madness 😁

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I don't have mine in they would pressure the dog and he wouldn't like that. But you can't have them too tame it all pays off in the field.
I don't handle mine a great deal but I think if you get it done in the first year it just sticks with them. I just let then have a run about once or twice a week and handle when cleaning and feeding.

 

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This is my youngest Girl about 40 years ago she looked after the Ferrets for years and she was always playing with them and sometimes she would sneak them into the house and put them to bed  one night I was going up stairs and passed the spare room and I thought I saw something move I wentin and moved a couple of toys the bent down to look under a Wardrobe as I did I looked at the girls Dolls house I was realy big and very old and it contained every thing , as I was looking a Ferret looked straight back at me through a pair of Gingham Curtains it was a bit of a shock and as I lent back another one  popped its head out of the Chimney pot, ……. that done me ….door shut Bed .

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When I was about 12 or 13 had my first ferret, every evening I would go down to the ferret and she how she was handle her etc. One day went there the lid was up ferret was gone, I was hunting every were in the garden in a panic. Then noticed my sister with her dolls pram, yea you got it. There was my ferret not only in the pram but all dressed up, it was loving it just laid there. 

Cheers Arry

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