Message Number: YG570 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Christopher
Date: 2001-03-02 18:24:00 UTC
Subject: Re: Another Behavior Q~more concerned

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., "Kris/Ski" <Ski2135@a...> wrote:
> This behavior I am more concerned about. Nushi (the scoot'in fuzz)
> only 4 months old, and male. My other two are 3 years and female.
> Nushi has already grown larger than the 2 adults, and has become
> I would say as very aggressive towards them. Along with being very
> verbal, and active he will wrestle with the adults to the point
> he is dragging them by their ears, or back of their head, the whole
> time making "screaching" noises, instead of "dooking". He does not

Kris, a big part of this is going to be the deafness. Nushi can't
hear the other ferrets telling him to stop. I've two friends with
deaf ferrets and in both cases there are problems with the deaf
ferret being overly aggressive with other ferrets. You can do alot to
clue him, scruff him when he gets too rough. Use your finger to
gently press his lip against a back tooth when he is biting another
ferret or you too hard. These physical cues will give him the
information he would normally get from hearing you yelp or the other
ferret hiss. Did I send you wolfy's site for deaf ferrets? Let me
send it again just in case...