Message Number: YG517 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Pam Sessoms
Date: 2001-03-02 07:39:00 UTC
Subject: Scooting backwards with stuff

On Fri, 2 Mar 2001, Renee Rider wrote:
> He takes his balls with the bells in them and scoots around backwards.
> I've noticed from the other replys that it seems to be only male
> ferrets doing this... Any one able to dispute that? If so... could
> it be a sexual thing?

Interesting! I've only seen boy ferrets do it too. But I always imagined
it was a sort of behavioral hold-over from polecat-hood... Thought it
might be a good way to steal eggs from a nest and a good way to move
something that you can't get your teeth on well enough to carry. My guys
move their toy plastic easter eggs around like this.

Anyone know for sure?

-Pam S.