Date: 2007-11-29 21:53:46 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] aggressive ferret, prozac dosage?
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
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