Message Number: YG527 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-03-02 09:38:00 UTC
Subject: dragging behavior

This behavior is documented for Black Footed Ferrets when the
following situation occurs: when they are taking over a prairie dog
burrow and removing rocks. Seems they "like" the tunnels and
surrounding area a bit "neater" in terms of rocks. I don't know why
they prefer the rock reduction there and don't know if anyone does,
though that is an interesting continuation question.

> From: "Kris/Ski" <Ski2135@a...>
>Subject: Behavior question
>This question really does not have to do with health, I hope it is ok
>that I post it here.
>My Nushi who is 3 months does this odd thing where he had a favorite
>stuffed animal, which is shaped like a ball. He will put it between
>his front paws, and "scoot" backwards with it. He will do this all
>aroung my living room and sometimes he will just go in circles. He
>also does this for LONG periods of time, 1 hr. or so, the whole time
>just scooting backwards. If he runs into a wall, he will just turn a
>different direction and continue scooting.
>It is so funny to watch, yet I am very curious as to why he does
>this, my other ferrets have never showed this type of behavior. Does
>anyone else here have ferrets that do this?
>Thank you,
>Kris, Mousie, Lau Sue & the Scoot'in ferret~ Nushi