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From: "autumn_whispers2me"
Date: 2008-07-17 19:49:31 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Normal ferret "awake" times


I realize young ferrets tend to stay awake/sleep less than older
ferrets, but my youngest two (rescues) whom I've had about a year now
seem to stay away far longer than my other 3 ever have. Is this normal?

They are supposedly from the same MF litter and are about 1.5-2 years
of age, one male (Milo) and one female (Maui).

As an example, they've been awake and playing, exploring, etc. for
about 3 hours straight. I don't have a problem with this, but I want
to make sure this is normal ferret behavior. The others are older
now, with the oldest two being around 6, so I do expect the older
fuzzies to sleep longer. But the older ones weren't this active when
they were younger.

They are mostly free-roaming around the house, except when I'm asleep
or away, and they have very large cages for when they do have to be
inside their cages when I'm away. The two newest sleep in one cage,
and the other 3 share a cage.

Thanks in advance.

Ella & the Furbabies, Pixie, Boo Boo, Tocho, Milo, Maui, and Peanut
(playing at the bridge)


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