Category: Ferrets

  • FOW: WWF Champion

    Ajax is the champion heavy-weight wrestling ferret in our busyness. Never mind that the other four don’t even approach his weight class—Jax could take them all on together, with one paw tied behind his back. He is a little overwhelming to Loki, better with Rocky. Nikita has been his buddy ever since we brought him…

  • FOW: Meet Ajax

    Ajax (a.k.a. Aiantes, A.J., Maximus, Jaxie Maxie, Jaxom, Chubba Dub, Teddy Bear, Big) is a 2-year old half-angora Siamese sable gib. Both of his parents were half-angoras, so although his fur is very soft and thick, it isn’t as long as a full angora ferret’s fur can get. It does mean, though, that when he…

  • Ferret of the Week: Ajax

    Since we only have five ferrets, it’s time to bring the Ferret of the Week series to its close with a grand finale: the Mighty Mighty Ajax. A few months after we brought Niki home, we were informed by the breeder that there were several new litters of kits that would be available once they…

  • FOW: Niki’s Quirks

    As you might imagine from her cheeky personality, Niki is a ferret who knows what she likes. She loves our jingly crochet-covered Easter eggs and the squeaky sock rabbit, all of which belong behind the TV. She war-dances with the best of them, and loves to bite socks and dig in shoes when she isn’t…

  • FOW: Niki’s Personality

    As I mentioned earlier in the week, Nikita has quite a feisty personality. For the most part, she gets along with us now, though Jeremy is still sometimes compelled to call her a demon wuzzle. Nowadays, Niki is working hard to become the dominant female ferret of our little busyness (= pack of ferrets). She…

  • FOW: Size Matters

    Although Niki was a moose of a kit, she had some medical issues when she first came home with us that we believe kept her from growing to her full potential; namely, a case of giardia. Giardia is a parasitic microbial infection in the GI tract. We’re not sure how she got it, but it…

  • FOW: Meet Nikita

    Meet Nikita La Ferret Nikita (a.k.a. Little Niki, Knick-knack, Bratnik, Teeny Weeny Meanie) is a 2.5-year old standard sable sprite. She retained her soft, fuzzy kit fur—which doesn’t have the strong darker guard hairs—for over a year, but when she finally grew up, her coat came in really silky and long. (The top photo shows…

  • Ferret of the Week: La Ferret Nikita

    After Rocky, we thought we were done buying ferrets. Actually, though, in the back of our minds, we still saved room for a Big Boy from a ferret breeder, preferably with champagne coloring. After two years of being good, we decided it was time, and contacted M&P Ferretry, a reputable ferret breeder in Oregon City.…

  • FOW: Treat Time

    Pandora loves to eat human food, especially cooked chicken, but she isn’t fussy, and will take whatever she can get her mouth on. She also loves Nutrical (a high-calorie paste for ferrets) and Ferretone (a nasty oil that’s good for their coats). Loki loves to beg for her treats, which are usually raisins or Cheerios,…

  • FOW: Rocky in Toyland

    Rocky is not very picky when it comes to toys, but he does have a few favorites. Among normal ferret toys, he loves a hard treat ball—even though we no longer put treats in it—and pushes it up and down inside the cage. He also likes to play with the old sock toy and knitted…

  • FOW: Ambassador Ragnarok

    Rocky is our ambassador ferret, because he is so sweet and gentle with everyone, and is not nearly as wiggly as Loki. His only greeting requirement is to climb up to the face of the person holding him, and sniff their lips to identify them, every single time he gets picked up. He has holes…

  • FOW: Meet Ragnarok

    Ragnarok (a.k.a. Rocky, The Rok, Rocketman, Rock Star, Busted) is a 4-year old black sable ferret, which just means that his fur is very dark brown. When he was a kit, he had a stronger T-mask; he has lightened up a bit as he ages, though not to the extent of a roan. Although Rocky…