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Joey the Ferret

Discussion in 'Exotic Mammals' started by apbtowner, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. apbtowner

    apbtowner Good Dog

    I found the correct section to post, an i have more pictures of Joey
  2. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    He's adorable!!!
  3. apbtowner

    apbtowner Good Dog

    thank you :)
  4. Michele

    Michele Chi Super Dog Administrator

    What is their life span?
  5. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    He looks sweet. :)
  6. apbtowner

    apbtowner Good Dog

    i believe its around 7-12yrs
  7. Jamielvsaustin

    Jamielvsaustin Good Dog


    This looks like one of those meme pictures, lol.
  8. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    Honestly I think its more like 5-9.
    My first two lived to be 8. If he is a Marshall ferret that's probably what you can expect. I know when I've looked into it, there are people who have lost ferrets at 3-5 from health problems and I think odd colored ferrets, DEWs like Joey, are more susceptible to issues sadly.

    I have two that are odd colored and I almost lost one last night to a sudden bout of vomiting/diarrhea and extreme lethargy. The other one I believe is a deaf Waardy baby. :/
  9. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Yes it really depends on where the ferret is from, I've heard of privately breds up to 12 but a farmed ferret you are looking at more like 6 being the norm and 4-8 I would say common. I lost most of mine around 4-6, the male I lost last year was probably over 10, my senior female now is 7, but she's had adrenal and insulinoma diseases for two years along with a lot of skin tumors. Their health is terrible so a lot depends on proper vetting and feeding, noticing issues before they get worse.
  10. apbtowner

    apbtowner Good Dog

    joey isn't from Marshalls, i check to see if he had the tattoo in his ear he doesn't even have tattoo so he is more likely from a breeder but i will pm the owner an ask
  11. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Is he fixed and descented? If so I doubt he's from a breeder, there's at least two mills that don't tattoo, my old girl is Petersens and has no markings and triple F ferrets don't either. Do you have a full body shot of him? Are his back legs dark too? He is really cute and you take good pics. Can he hear?
  12. omgrobyn

    omgrobyn GRCH Dog

    Yeah I generally hear 4-8.

    Steve is well past 8. Health problems galore. Adrenal issues, enlarged right kidney and prostate, his teeth are pretty nasty and his back legs are starting to go so he's living in a big dog crate these days. Still a pretty spry and active boy and I see no point in getting his teeth pulled or really messing with him medically speaking. He's happy, still moves around well and enjoys his food and a pile of towels to burrow in. He was born in a rescue, but they had him neutered and descented.

    Carl is 6ish. Standard Marshall ferret, but holy crap she's a healthy, evil little weasel bitch.

    The odd colored ferrets I've had in the past never lived past 5, or found ways to run away.

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  13. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog


    He kind of reminds me of my Stewie boy. He's the one that had a rough patch yesterday.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2014
  14. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    Stewie is silver and he has been straining to go to the bathroom since I've had him. And as I mentioned my little girl with the blaze I think is "special" and deaf. Her head is ....off shaped. She is always out of the loop lol. Whenever the others hear me doing something they run to investigate while she sleeps away. She doesn't respond to squeaky toys which drive the other ones MAD.

    I'm sticking with dark sables in the future.
  15. apbtowner

    apbtowner Good Dog

    The owners took him to the vet for me Monday, and they left me the vets card, his check up went great he is a healthy boy which i am pleased with. His colouring fur type is dark silver mitt panda that is what i was told a couple ferret forums. Yes he is deaf i vacuumed my room today an put it up to his cage he didn't even flinch but pandas are known for deafness, he is fixed and descent. He dose have dark on his back legs all 4 paws have mitt. i will get you a full body shot next time i take his picture :)
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