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From: "Irene"
Date: 2008-02-19 00:57:38 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Re: The smelly fellow bites... NOW I need info on biting too...LOL drowning here

--- In, "kblausman" <kblausman@...> wrote:
>I have a biter too, but with time, love and effort, we have managed to
have it a little under control, although not totally. We both have
learned to communicate well and I get a good understanding of when she
is going to bite and clearly gives me ample warning. It took time to
learn how to handle her and hug her, as well and just cuddle her
without getting a set of fang marks on my hands. If she goes near a
face, she will latch on for dear life, so that is one thing we never
ever do. We never let strangers hold her and even when we do, we are
careful to determine wither she is about ready to sink some teeth in.
We are a little lucky because she seems to give us one or two good
licks before she decides to dive in, so we are given a good warning in
adadvance. All I can say is that with some affection and attention,
some of that might sort itself, but it might be something you might
have to learn to work with. I love my baby too much to let it get to
me, although some days I tend to take it personally and find I shed
many tears trying to deal with it. I do not know what makes them this
way, although I am going to have her tested for adrenal disease just to
make sure it might not be a hidden issue.
I hope I helped a bit and I wish you all the luck. He might just need a
lot of love and as someone else mentioned, he is still a baby and could
be going thru a teething period, which is normal with all animals. Good
luck. Irene
> thanks. he clearly hears, when I speak to him and when I move he
> rsponses, I have one ferret that is deaf and had one years ago that
> was. but they did say he has bit like this from day one.
> kendra

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