By Erika Matulich, Ph.D.
They don’t know any better and need training.
- Play biting
- Asking for attention
- Other communication
- Previously rewarded for biting behavior
- They can’t see what is directly in front of them
- Surprise (sleeping, blind or deaf ferret)
- Illness or injury
- Irritating odors or sounds
- Environmental changes or stresses
- Insecurities leading to the need to dominate
- Abuse or neglect leading to extreme fear