Goedjn <prose@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Wed, 14 Jun 2006 20:05:06 +0100, "Mary Fisher"
> <mary.fisher@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> ><maxh@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> >> Ferrets are illegal to keep in California.
> >> They are excellent hunters btw.
> >Yes, they're used here to hunt especially rabbits.
> >But not the pet ones, as a rule. They're very friendly and gentle, great
> >house pets apparently - according to people I know who have them. Some
> >them on a lead and take them out with them.
> Right, ferrets have pretty distinct personalities, and generally the
> ones that are most pet-like aren't good mousers, and verse vica.
I keep pet ferrets and have done for a number of years. All of mine are
affectionate pets. All of mine are ferocious hunters. They will battle and
kill a large female rat defending a nest of babies, then climb my leg for a
treat and cuddles.
Saying that pet tame ferrets won't hunt, is a bit like saying your average
affectionate lazy moggy won't hunt.