MS: Our ferret was about 10 weeks old when we got him. He's now about 4
years old. When he was very young, less than a year, he was never
interested in being held or cuddling. As he aged, however, he gradually
became a bit calmer and actually liked to be scratched and petted. Lately
he's even started liking taking a bath. However, playtime is still playtime
and keeps running until he get tired, maybe in a hour or so. Mostly its the
heat (us people like ambient temps in the mid 70s F) that causes him to
retreat to his nests in the cooler basement. For the most part, our ferret
wants us mainly as playmates. Your mileage may differ, but the best advice
is to pour on the love and don't try to train him. If he misbehaves too
much, put him back in his pen for the evening. - CW
"marco sirois" wrote in message
> I'd just like to know if it is possible to get a ferret to sleep and relax
> on me after some playtime or something.
> I know that young ferrets and quite active (mine's 3+ months old) but he
> doesn't seem to know how to relax when I take him out of his cage. He
> could be out 4-5 hours and would still be running around the room doing
> the same things over and over ! ! !
> Can someone tell me something interesting about this ?
> Also, for some places he is not supposed to go, what can be done to train
> him ? I take him by the skin of the neck, shake a little bit like his
> mother does, and tell in a strong voice "non" then put him in his
> "punishment ball" for 10-15 minutes.... But doesn'T really seem to work he
> keeps on going back and back...
> Thanks for reading and replying if you know something
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