Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Dec 08, 2012
I inherited my first and only ferret, Ike, from my uncle who had inherited it from his coworker. Both parties had small children in the house, and the ferret was much to energetic and rambunctious for families with small children. Ike had been trained to do his business in a littler box, which was a blessing. Personally, I could deal with Ike no problem. If you have an issue with little animals squirreling around it might not be the pet for you. Ike, on the other hand, would scamper around, climb up and sit on my shoulder, I even got him to eat treats out of my ears, as gross as that might sound. He snapped at my fingers a few times, and hit in little nooks and crannies causing me grief when I had to find him. It's also worth noting that I had to cage him for the first few months while I went to work because he liked to shred my magazines. After we established a rapport, however, I had no trouble leaving him in the house. I wouldn't reccomend a ferret to anyone with small children or a short temper. They're energetic animals and take some patience at first.