Category: Ferrets

  • Ferret of the Week: Ragnarok

    Ragnarok (we call him Rocky) was our third ferret, and last pet store ferret. As was the case for Loki, we were not expecting to get another ferret. It was our first anniversary, and our plans to visit a wildlife safari had just been foiled by a broken-down old car. We ended up at the…

  • FOW: Troublemaker

    The other side of Loki’s personality is her propensity for trouble. We named her after the Norse god of mischief, and she does live up to it, though more so when she was a kit. She wakes up instantly whenever we are near the cage, and has a lot of energy, so it’s not surprising…

  • FOW: Wiggle and Kibble

    Loki is also a wiggly little thing. Where Pandora puts up tolerably well with being held, and gives ferret kisses like a champ, Loki can hardly even stand being held for a few seconds. A few years ago she wiggled out of my husband’s hands while he was holding her in the bathroom, and she…

  • FOW: Loki ’s Personality

    Loki has a very sweet personality. She is our omega ferret, which means it is her “job” to let all the other ferrets beat up on her. In fact, her preferred style of wrestling is to flip over on her back, and swat with her paws, almost completely ineffectively. In the photo above, she is…

  • FOW: Meet Loki

    Loki (a.k.a. Loco Poco, Loki-Dokey, Little Loki, Snaggletooth) is a 4.5-year old silver mitt sprite. She is a Marshall Farms ferret, identifiable by the two blue dots tattooed in her right ear–Marshall Farms is a major supplier of ferret kits to pet stores, and they neuter at 3 weeks of age, before the kits’ eyes…

  • Ferret of the Week: Loki

    Loki was our second ferret, bought from a pet store 3 months after we got Pandora. She was irresistible–teeny tiny and silver gray, with a white heart-shaped face and no mask. She was extremely squirmy and active right off the bat, the polar opposite of cautious Panda, and had a voracious appetite. Pandora hated her,…

  • FOW: Waterworks

    As I noted earlier in the week, Pandora is high-strung, and dislikes going anywhere unfamiliar or unpleasant. This means anywhere outside the family room where the ferrets have their play-time, but particularly includes the bathroom, which she regards as a sort of ferret torture chamber. It’s the place where we clean their ears and teeth,…

  • FOW: Toys!

    All the ferrets have their own individual tastes and interests when it comes to toys. Pandora prefers stufties. Her favorite toys are usually ones she can sink her long lovely teeth into: stuffed animals, stuffed balls with jingle bells inside, sock toys, and—my slippers. She has been obsessed with my slippers ever since she first…

  • FOW: Pandora’s Personality

    Pandora has a rather dominant personality. For over three years, she was our alpha ferret and queen of the cage. (That all changed when Ajax came along, but that’s a later story.) Not only did she dominate her younger “sibs,” Loki and Ragnarok, she also felt compelled to test every human she encountered for weakness.…

  • FOW: Meet Pandora

    Pandora (a.k.a. Panda Bear, Princess Panda, Pandamonium, Lady Fang) is a 5-year old spayed female, also known as a sprite in ferret lingo. When we got her, she was a dark brown sable, with “Siamese” markings: a V-mask, darker points (legs and tail), and a dark “zipper” on her stomach. After a year or two,…

  • Ferret of the Week: Pandora

    Just to get the ball rolling on this blog, I have decided to put up some photos and stories about our ferrets, one ferret a week. Although I will run out of ferrets to talk about in five weeks, I am hoping that in the meantime I will have gotten used to this blogging thing,…