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Ferrets and shelties

Discussion in 'General Dog Chat' started by Akferretgal, Sep 22, 2019.

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  1. Akferretgal

    Akferretgal Forums Novice

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    Wanting to hear from ferret owners and their thoughts experiences with shelties. Wondering if shelties as breed are better with ferrets then other dog breeds. In the long future considering Sheltie pup and anticipate slow intttroduction and monitored play with my 2 yr old ferret pair. The ferret gal is alpha male ferret mellow
     
  2. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Premium Member

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    I have never owned a ferret, but most Shelties are great with smaller animals. I've had my Shelties with kitties and bunnies with no issue.
     
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  3. Chris

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    We had Chinchillas. Beckon love to play with them.
     
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  4. Shelby's mom

    Shelby's mom Forums Enthusiast

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    I think it depends on your pup and if they were raised with them. I know for a fact Shelby would not do well with a small animal or even a cat. She wouldn’t harm it on purpose. But she would want to chase and play with it. She had caught rabbits and mice in the past. I honestly thinks she likes the way they “squeak “ when she grabs them. She thinks they are a squeaky toy.
     
  5. Hanne

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    Personally, I would never expose Minnie to a Ferrets,
    it is too small and fast, her hunting instinct would take over
    and she would constantly be in a stress situation :uhoh:
     
  6. sable

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    My son had a ferret here. This ferret was sweet but he loved to be entertained. He reminded me
    of a puppy. The worst thing that happened was when the ferret went into the inside on the
    back of a couch. He loved to try to take a poo in the corner of a room. We didn't have a sheltie
    at the time. I think the personality of each sheltie is different and would handle the ferret in
    different ways. A ferret would not have worked here with Lucky and Lil' Lady.
     
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