Message Number: YG521 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Alexis & Jason Thonen
Date: 2001-03-02 08:16:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Scooting backwards with stuff

>From: Pam Sessoms <pjdutche@e...>

>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.

mine who does this with his wooley ball is a boy as well. he can pick it up
with his teeth just fine, but he prefers to move it by scooting. it's quite

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