We adopted a new ferret today!
We built a dig-box for the girls, and they both love it! Opal keeps doing this backwards circle thing, and I can’t help but laugh. They way her butt wiggles is so funny! My adorable little floof. <3
Just a couple more quick videos to brighten your day.. happy National Ferret Day!
This has been going on for so long that I wanted to organize the history and my thoughts here.
We bought the girls in May, and other than a couple of (common) parasite problems (which we quickly cleared up) and vaccinations, the first couple of months were fairly routine. Opal did have an allergic reaction (projectile vomiting, diarhea) about 12-15 hours after her third (and final) distemper vaccine, but this is also considered common, and we can treat her with benadryl or claritin before her next round of vaccines, so it’s fine. Continue reading
Here are a couple of Twitter Videos showing Onyx doing the Weasel War Dance. She gets so excited, she just doesn’t even know what direction she wants to jump!
Our poor Sourdough loaf is congested & coughing today. She always seems to get sick on a Friday, when the vet has limited availability. They’re also closed on weekends. And now Hurricane Irma is approaching; it’s already rumbling outside and we should see the storm itself by tomorrow. But I’m not sure there’s much the vet could do anyway, unless it’s a bacterial infection. So we’ll wait until the storm passes, and if Opal is still sniffly by then, we’ll make an appointment. In the meantime, we’ll make sure she gets plenty of Ferretone, fluids, and rest.
Here’s a short video of the girls playing in our office today.
I spend a few minutes every day working with opal on various tricks. She gets boiled chicken as her reward for each success. She’s got a ways to go, but she’s a good learner.
Apologies for the video freezing part way through, my phone’s been doing that lately.