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Why We Love Ferrets

We know them, we love them, but why? Ferret owners speak out.

Diane, Holly, Jenna, Jill, Kelly, Renee, Robin and Sukie
Posted: April 2, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

Why we love ferrets

1) You don't have to take them for a walk, (Although it's fun if you do.)

2) You get lots of exercise chasing them and cleaning up after them.

3) They give the best kisses.

4) Their energy is contagious.

5) They are the only animal that can do the weasel war dance.

6) They love you no matter what.

7) They are like cats without the attitude.

8) When you’re looking for something they hid, you find something you didn’t know was missing.

10) You don’t have to worry about them holding a grudge.

11) Nothing enjoys life like a ferret — because of that, they spread smiles faster than any critter around.

12) When they kiss you, you get whiskers tickling you up your nose.

13) They love you more than any pet can.

14) They know the perfect place to hide your things so no one can find them — even you.

15) A wet ferret is the cutest ferret.

Why we love ferrets
Why we love ferrets
Why we love ferrets

16) Who couldn’t love an animal that does a war dance over a sock?

17) When they look at you, you can feel the love.

18) They don’t take up much room.

19) They don’t make much noise.

20) They don’t cause allergies like cats or dogs.

21) Who else would steal your socks right off your feet?

22) You can always depend on having help to reorganize your cupboards.

23) Ferrets are quiet, funny and act like youngsters ’til they die.

24) You’ll never see a mean one, and they don’t seem to have tempers likes cats and dogs.

25) They’re quieter than dogs.

26) They don’t get cat diseases, although they have all the “nice” characteristics of cats, like using a litter pan (when they feel like it), being able to be left alone for more than 20 minutes, etc.

27) They are as playful and entertaining as pups and kittens most of their lives. Perfect apartment pets.

28) They travel well.

29) They don’t have tempers and never hold a grudge.

30) They always love you as a dog would, regardless of your human qualities.

Posted: April 2, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT


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And because you could have the worst day but when you come home and your fur baby is there, nothing takes aways the pain or blues like they do, they are miracle workers.
lindalee, tonawanda, NY
Posted: 10/18/2011 12:20:46 PM
these are great and true!!! i laughed at a lot of them!
Kate, Oakland, RI
Posted: 9/30/2008 10:12:10 AM
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