The Good, The Bad and The Downright Ugly!
This site is all about ferrets, so if you’ve ever wanted a ferret, or you’ve already been taken over by one of these enchanting animals, then you’re in the right place.
Because it’s not only all about ferrets, but a whole lot more – there’s heaps to learn about the whole mustelid family (ferrets, badgers, otters, weasels, stoats, martens, etc).
If you’ve ever wanted to know …
- How to look after ferrets
- Where ferrets came from
- What to look for when buying a ferret
- Whether there’s a limit to how many socks they can possibly steal. (By the way, the answer’s “no”)
- How to breed ferrets (not for the faint hearted!)
- How to ferret proof your house (and why you MUST do it)
- How to tell the difference between male and female ferrets
- Most people know that a group of ferrets is usually called a “business” but did you know about this other noun?
- What to do if your ferret goes walkabout!
for you lucky people in Europe who can take your ferrets on vacation with you, I hope you’ll never need this page but *should* your ferret get sick when you’re in a different country, you can find a ferret vet in (hopefully) any European country you’re in!
Anyhow – that’s the easy stuff – you can find that anywhere!
But how about this … ?
- Did Queen Victoria really have ferrets
- What the King James Bible says about ferrets
- What the “weasel war dance” is all about
- Which famous 4th century BC playwright talked about farts which smelled worse than weasels (seriously!)
- Who described Noel Coward as “clever as a bag of ferrets”?
- The fascination the ancient Anatolians had for weasels in Çatalhöyük
- How many “kissing” cousins does the ferret have?
- How do you say FERRET in Friulian
- What do the words for the song “Pop goes the Weasel” mean?
- The advice given to women in childbirth by Pliny the Elder (who was killed in the Vesuvius eruption), in using “fluids coming from a weasel’s uterus”.. Kak – aren’t you glad you don’t live in THOSE days!
- What Queen Elizabeth the First’s jeweler used ferret’s teeth for
Now THERE’s some stuff you’re not going to find out easily! Good “quiz night” material too!
Tell us about the scares you’ve had when you thought you lost your ferret/s and how important it is to ferret proof your house!
Or if you’ve found a decent natural remedy for your sick ferret, please share it with us. That sort of advice will be of huge help to those who find themselves with a sick ferret and are anxious to know how to get additional advice about how to help their pets recover. And for those of you who’ve lost a ferret to illness, an accident or old age, remember them at the Rainbow Bridge page.
Write a short tribute in their memory … we will all share your sadness but also will be able to celebrate the life of a wonderful pet.
When I said this site is all about ferrets, of course it can’t possibly have EVERYTHING there is to know about ferrets! But what I’ve tried to do is bring you a fascinating collection of things both practical and whimsical.
Everything I’ve learned about keeping these gorgeous little ratbags, loving every minute along the way. Plus a whole boatload of other stuff about ferrets and other mustelids.
So, take a while to visit the links below (or over at the left) and explore the wonderful word of ferrets (and mustelids!)
Enjoy and hooroo! (That’s Aussie for “see ya later”)
Attention : UK FERRET/ANIMAL OWNERS
I had an email from Rachel Keenan, Casting AP for Plimsoll Productions asking me to share their flyer with my UK ferret friends.
Rachel said, “We are particularly looking for people who want to train their pet for a specific reason – perhaps Mom is tired of tidying up the house every evening and could use some canine assistance with picking up her kids’ toys.
We could even train an animal to be a ring bearer at a wedding!”
It would be great if the general public could see ferrets in a positive light, doing fantastic things for people!
Please feel free to pass this flyer on to others who might be interested in applying to take their ferrets – or other animal – to be trained too!
December 3, 2016
Note – no ferrets were harmed in the production of this website. Any similarity between the reader and any of the ferrets illustrated or mentioned in any way, is purely coincidental 😉