Category Archives: Ferret
Last month I met two ferrets at a coffee shop in Old Town Pasadena. They are a brother sister pair named Oso and Toca. After learning that ferrets can be potty trained, and seeing how interactive they could be– I proposed having a proper photo shoot for my portfolio.
Their Mom was just was excited and I learned that ferrets are legal to own in California, but may not be sold. Many Californians will drive to Arizona or Nevada to purchase them. They must be spayed/neutered once in California. I gushed about the coming shoot to a coworker– she promptly directed me to news articles where ferrets have been known to eat babies ears, nose, or scratch their faces up. The infants never die, but it’s pretty traumatizing. It has something to do with the smell of milk in new born babes. Soooo, if you plan on having babies, don’t get ferrets just yet. Otherwise, they are adorable and in my opinion more lovable than mice, rats, or hamsters– maybe even more so than guineea pigs.
There’s some kind of fish oil supplement that you can drop on their fur and the ferrets will lick it off. They went nuts for it like cats to catnip.