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The ferret thread formerly known as "Bringing food into cabo" lol

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Well Morgan, teh average life span of a ferret is 8-10 years. Some even live to 18! We have lots to cover!
I only wish that were true -- unfortunately, 6 to 8 is probably more the norm, and many die before that from the various diseases that these little guys get. Case in point, I lost my first ferret this past October at 5 1/2 to lymphoma (he'd just been in for a checkup 1 1/2 weeks before his diagnosis and was perfectly fine...within 3 days of his diagnosis we had to help him along as he was getting ready to bleed out) -- and one of my 3 year olds was just diagnosed with lymphoma two weeks ago after surgery for what we were hoping was a benign mass on his spleen.

Although my breeder just had one of her little girls pass at 9 -- she's been breeding for over 22 years, and that's the oldest she's ever had....show me an 18 year old ferret, and I'll do the ferret happy dance and so will all of my ferret friends.

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I only wish that were true -- unfortunately, 6 to 8 is probably more the norm, and many die before that from the various diseases that these little guys get. Case in point, I lost my first ferret this past October at 5 1/2 to lymphoma (he'd just been in for a checkup 1 1/2 weeks before his diagnosis and was perfectly fine...within 3 days of his diagnosis we had to help him along as he was getting ready to bleed out) -- and one of my 3 year olds was just diagnosed with lymphoma two weeks ago after surgery for what we were hoping was a benign mass on his spleen.

Although my breeder just had one of her little girls pass at 9 -- she's been breeding for over 22 years, and that's the oldest she's ever had....show me an 18 year old ferret, and I'll do the ferret happy dance and so will all of my ferret friends.
That's so sad about your ferrets! The internet lied to me! liar.gif It said 8-10!

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Don't get me wrong, Erin -- I've "heard" of some living to 10, but they're very very few and far between. I know a lot of ferret people and we all have had a LOT of ferrets (most ferret people I know have in the double digits and more), and I've known none that have lived to 10 yet....6 to 8 years old is definitely the average.

 

I'm freaking 'cause I have six 6-year olds this year and six 5-year olds...and 3 youngsters (2 to 3 years old, respectively) -- and, yet, here my 3 year old is diagnosed with lymphoma, and I'm devasted all over again -- all my ferret friends say these little guys just live to break our hearts.

 

A cute ferret saying, "a dog will steal your heart...a ferret steals your soul" (and your keys...your socks, etc., etc...hehe) -- but, stealing the soul part is soooo true..they're just like little people. I always say I have 15 two year old children running around my house on a daily basis.

 

Yeah...unfortunately, the internet has a lot of incorrect information (and misconceptions) about these little guys, just like other subjects, as I'm sure we've all found out.

 

Thanks for listening..

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Don't get me wrong, Erin -- I've "heard" of some living to 10, but they're very very few and far between. I know a lot of ferret people and we all have had a LOT of ferrets (most ferret people I know have in the double digits and more), and I've known none that have lived to 10 yet....6 to 8 years old is definitely the average.

I'm freaking 'cause I have six 6-year olds this year and six 5-year olds...and 3 youngsters (2 to 3 years old, respectively) -- and, yet, here my 3 year old is diagnosed with lymphoma, and I'm devasted all over again -- all my ferret friends say these little guys just live to break our hearts.

A cute ferret saying, "a dog will steal your heart...a ferret steals your soul" (and your keys...your socks, etc., etc...hehe) -- but, stealing the soul part is soooo true..they're just like little people. I always say I have 15 two year old children running around my house on a daily basis.

Yeah...unfortunately, the internet has a lot of incorrect information (and misconceptions) about these little guys, just like other subjects, as I'm sure we've all found out.

Thanks for listening..
You absolutely need a BDW Club Ferret avatar in your siggy.

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OK this picture is great, but I'm blank on something to write. I'll just post it & someone else can have fun with it
Click the image to open in full size.
The best I can come up with is that you took Nibblets shoping with you to find your new glasses and he kept sneaking treats into the basket...

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You absolutely need a BDW Club Ferret avatar in your siggy.
hehe...I think I do, too, Mandy...I'm avatar illiterate/sig though, and have no clue how.

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OMG!!!!! This is friggin hilarious. I hears about this thread and was told to check it out, but I couldn't find it. Now I suddenly see it and I sat here unable to leave the computer to go to bed. It was sooooo hard not to laugh to hard since FI and the kids are sleeping.

 

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Nibblets is making sure that the cracker jacks are hidden under the treats he is still allowed to get so they won't be taken away!

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