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Chihuahuas And Ferrets

Do Chihuahua dogs and ferrets get along?

By Ailigh Vanderbush
Posted: October 1, 2011, 5 a.m. EDT

Q: I have a small, 4-pound Chihuahua dog at home and three cats. I want to get a ferret, but I don’t know how it would react to my dog. My dad thinks a ferret would hurt him, but if I got a baby ferret and raised it around the Chihuahua, do you think that would be OK and they would get along well?

A: In my experience, dogs and ferrets should never be expected to play together without one or the other getting hurt. They may get along well under supervision, but I would never leave them alone nor would I expect them to get along. Dogs and ferrets do not “speak the same language,” and there is too much potential for injury to either party.

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I agree with what was said about 2 different species playing.. I have a chihuahua and a cat who play but time to time they will be rough with one another.
Makenzie, Wichita, KS
Posted: 6/14/2014 3:10:25 PM
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