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Hi all, here is a picture of my Ferret, Frank. He escaped this morning and killed my daughter's rabbit as 你 can see. Have any of 你 had any similar experiences with ferrets attacking other animals? Poor Hayley is heartbroken.

 Hi all, here is a picture of my Ferret, Frank. He escaped this morning and killed my daughter's rabbit as 你 can see. Have any of 你 had any similar experiences with ferrets attacking other animals? Poor Hayley is heartbroken.
 crashnjd posted 一年多以前
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Ryuuto013 said:
There are two possibilities to why that happened.

~ Aggressive behavior ~
Ferrets are known to be aggressive and for biting a lot. It's recommended to keep the ferrets away from children and small 动物 until the ferrets have been trained how to behave around them. The 鼬, 雪貂 can 显示 aggressive behavior out of fear, stress 或者 they simply were born aggressive. However, if Frank had been born aggressive, he would've shown aggressive behavior towards everyone, not just the rabbit.

~ Hunting ~
Ferrets from a special kind of breed aren't aggressive at all, but are natural hunters. It's in their blood to hunt.
Why I'm mentioning this? Because ferrets are commonly used for RABBIT HUNTING.
你 can read about this here under the "Ferreting" section;
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Ferrets naturally despise rabbits. It's recommended to keep these two 动物 as far away from each other as possible since they naturally can't get along.
Another thing to keep in mind is that rabbits are extremely sensitive. Rabbits can get a heartattack just from being close to a ferret. The 鼬, 雪貂 doesn't have to attack 或者 显示 aggressive behavior to scare them.

A person doesn't need to have personal experience to know about this. The ferrets' aggressive behavior and use for rabbit hunting are basic facts about ferrets that all 鼬, 雪貂 owners must be aware of before buying a ferret. Didn't 你 check ferrets up before getting one?
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posted 一年多以前 
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Thanks for the info, unfortunately I was unable to check up on ferrets before getting Frank, he belonged to my late Father who only passed recently and had nowhere left to go so we took him in with us. As far as I know, Frank had never shown any aggressive nature towards any other living thing when my father had him, he was always handled regularly and as my father had nobody else at home, he spoke to Frank as if he was another person. Granted, Frank does not get the same level of attention from us as he did from my Father but surely this would not be a reason for this sudden change in behaviour? We have tried to keep things as normal as possible for Frank since the loss of our father and my wife has 说 that Frank must be able to sense that I was my father's son as Frank seems to prefer my company most of all in his new home, she says it is almost like he has made a brotherly bond. I have my doubts about this and I think the only reason he is closer to me than anyone else is due to the fact that after he 偷了 one of my steroid supplements and seemed to enjoy them, I use them as a treat when he has behaved well. Do 你 think I am maybe spoiling him 由 giving him treats? Everyone else in the family gave 更多 attention/affection to the rabbit so do 你 think it was maybe a jealousy thing?
crashnjd posted 一年多以前
Maria328 said:
I recently had one of my dear ferrets break into my rabbit room and kill my rabbit I witnessed nature at its worse in my eyes but it is nature I was very 心 broken I could not get my 鼬, 雪貂 loose .. on 最佳, 返回页首 of that my tiny 鼬, 雪貂 joined in it was horrific !! But it was nature !! I 爱情 all my 动物 and No I did not do my homework at all on ferrets I had my rabbits 5 plus yrs before the ferrets. Now I know and it was a rough lesson .... I now have to rehome my other bunny as she is 7.5 yrs old and does not deserve to die this way ... I personally think the rabbit had a 心 attack ..... but all in all tough lesson I learned ... I’m very close to my ferrets I was 心 broken and mad but it is nature ...
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