Richard came into the shelter in January 2015 when he was about 8 months old. The family had two ferrets, but the young owner didn’t like Richard (he was nippy) and didn’t let him out to play. They also couldn’t afford to care for two, so they surrendered Richard.
When he first came, he banged and pounded on the cage like a madman. It only took a couple days, though, for him to realize that he wouldn’t be stuck in there all the time. He was ecstatic to be out to play! He was also very nippy, chewed at shoes incessantly, and was basically pretty difficult at first. Then we introduced him to another shelter ferret and a lot of the bad behavior went away. We’ve been working with him and the nipping is much less and he only has trouble when you are scrubbing the floor. If your hand is waving back and forth, he gets a little over-excited.
He’s basically a happy ferret now and has calmed down a lot since he first came in. He’s accepted most ferrets, but he can be very rough. He’s currently living with Hannah, who keeps him in line. Hannah and Richard seem to be a good team.
Hannah came into the shelter in October 2014. As a baby, she got very sick at the store and no one noticed until she laid in her own urine long enough to get horrible burns. Someone took her and got her the care she needed, but her belly remains scarred. She’s very sweet, doesn’t bite and is quite lively. She has a particular love for a toy mouse that hangs from the cat tree in the shelter. She spends quite a bit of time trying to get that mouse loose. It’s very cute.
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|Name: Richard 15012701
Birth date: 5/1/14
|Name: Hannah 14101002
Birth date: 4/10/14