Message Number: FHL3147 | New FHL Archives Search
From: "Heather"
Date: 2007-11-29 21:53:46 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] aggressive ferret, prozac dosage?
To: <>

I clicker trained Mad Max. He was an aggresive and unpredictable biter. He never bit to initiate play, it was an aggressive don't touch me, don't handle me. I attached a clicker and one of those wrist pouches filled with treats to my wrist and started handling him. I don't know what his past was, he was dumped off in rescue along with 3 others ( I kept them all as they all either had health issues or aggression issues) Max was the worst. So the game began...catch Max on the fly by. Grab him out of a box. Click treat if he didn't nail you. Pet Max... click treat. Everytime your hand came out, click treat. He eventually started to learn that the hand meant treats not beats :) He now eats his treats out of my hand. comes to a squeeky. He will still snake around to bite, but most times he won't open his mouth, other times he actually rests his teeth on my hand but he doesn't bite. I can actually snuggle him now without fear of reprisal. It's taken 2 yrs. Definitely not a quick fix but it works :) Just my experience.
Heather and the furkids
In loving memory of Pandora, Mischief and Mayhem
Shakespeare and Mushu

would teh prozac be for teh ferret or the person
--- Nanny <> wrote:

> I have the exact same story as Wendy, even down to
> the age of the ferret and
> the number of ferrets I have, so I'd be very glad to
> hear about a solution
> to this problem, though I doubt if Prozac would be
> the right thing.
> Nanny

[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

Yahoo! Groups Links

<*> To visit your group on the web, go to:

<*> Your email settings:
Individual Email | Traditional

<*> To change settings online go to:
(Yahoo! ID required)

<*> To change settings via email:

<*> To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:

<*> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to: