Basic Rules For Ferrets Who Have A House To Run
1. If you have to poop, the best place to do it is right beside the
litterbox. Your person will appreciate your not messing it up after
they spent so much time getting it clean. If you can't make it there,
the next best place is in front of the door.
2. Do not allow closed doors in any room. To get a door open, madly
dig at the carpet in front of it. Your person may have put down
carpet protector in front of the door. DON'T MESS UP THEIR CARPET
PROTECTOR. Dig at the carpet just beside it. When the door opens, do
your best imitation of a streak of greased lightning.
3. If a guest seems to be afraid of you, investigate him first. Try
to crawl up his pants leg to become better acquainted. If you get
stuck, digging will help you wiggle just a little bit further.
4. If any guest remarks on how adorable you are, nip her on the nose
to demonstrate that you have a playful side too.
5. Accompany guests to the bathroom, this is the best time to
investigate their clothes.
6. If one of your humans is working, sewing, knitting, or writing and
another is idle, stay with the busy one. Get right in the middle of
whatever he is doing. This is known as "being helpful."
7. For book readers, it is most helpful to crawl across the pages of
the book. Try to stick your head between the pages and see how far
they have read.
8. When supervising cooking, get right behind your human's feet. You
cannot be seen, therefore you stand a better chance of being stepped
on, picked up, and consoled. If done right, this often results in a
treat from the guilty human.
9. It is important to get enough sleep during the day so you are
fresh during the optimum play time between 2:00 and 4:00 A.M.
preferably on your human's bed so they can join in the fun.
Most importantly, begin people training early. Humans are difficult
to train, but they can be taught if you start early and are
(Many Thanks to Victoria Foster)