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Tis a good one to know!

Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:52 am
by Old_Glow_In_The_Deep
Removal of a Ferret from your appendages once it is “locked on” is quite easy. :wink:
Just wet your thumb to help make a good seal, placing firmly (but not so as to hurt the little-fella) over the nostrils of the offending little beastie, and within a few seconds you will observe him convulse as they do not realize that they can breathe through their teeth. Not long after he will let go, thus allowing you to place him on the ground or back in his court/run.
I've heard all sorts of horror stories about burning them or even chopping them in half…but PLEASE DON’T!
PS They DO make good pets. :D

[YouTube]IgUwJ30mtSc[/YouTube]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgUwJ30mtSc

Re: Tis a good one to know!

Posted: Sun Jul 11, 2010 7:15 pm
by Old_Glow_In_The_Deep
Just one more example of how good?.... entertaining and social animals these are. :D :thumbsup:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfmWEyBBgmM

Re: Tis a good one to know!

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 8:03 pm
by Arghiro
I shall add a tip to this;

Do not entertain ferrets if you are bearded. I was shown one by a friend of my young son & encouraged to handle it. Delihtfull littel thing it was too. I am not afraid of any domestic animals & was quite happily chatting to said young owner when his blessed ferret jumped up & locked onto my jaw. Its teeth went straight thro to the bone & locked. Altho not that painful i wasn't impressed with this & tried a trick used on biting dogs. I grip it fi=nger & thumb on either side of its jaw & squeezed. No effect, I next relaxed my grip in order to wring its neck, but my relaxation caused it to let go.

Apparently, the beast had decided my bearded chin looked just like a rabbit as it moved when I talked.

So either shave or stay schtum when handling ferrets.

Re: Tis a good one to know!

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 9:31 pm
by Telo
Arghiro wrote:Altho not that painful i wasn't impressed with this & tried a trick used on biting dogs. I grip it fi=nger & thumb on either side of its jaw & squeezed. No effect ..........


Ah, Arghiro, you should have followed the advice in an earlier tip - Advice that could save a life.

Re: Tis a good one to know!

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:02 pm
by Old_Glow_In_The_Deep
Another one of life’s little gems I had been told about a few decades ago, but I also remember (now) that English mustard was also involved. :shock: :oops:

Re: Tis a good one to know!

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:39 pm
by sahona
I suspect the dog would have finished it's meal by the time you managed to return with some mustard John!
Modestly, Shard didn't add that his was a prizewinning contribution...
However, I think it's worth expanding the genteel lady's solution to one of sticking anything that will fit up the dog, and leaving it there.
This would permanently relax the pertinant muscles and calm the canine - no?

Re: Tis a good one to know!

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 7:08 pm
by Arghiro
Shard wrote:
Arghiro wrote:Altho not that painful i wasn't impressed with this & tried a trick used on biting dogs. I grip it fi=nger & thumb on either side of its jaw & squeezed. No effect ..........


Ah, Arghiro, you should have followed the advice in an earlier tip - Advice that could save a life.

Bearing in mind that said animal was a ferret rather than a Staffie, one of my stubby digits up its arse would have split it from tail to grin.

Re: Tis a good one to know!

Posted: Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:51 am
by Old_Glow_In_The_Deep
Some more of the wee chaps. :D

It just makes you smile & tap your feet. :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtPjf9nY1Tk&NR=1