I saw a post where supposedly a pet ferret got into a baby's crib and chewed off 7 fingers...come on!!! really? Someone mentioned or posted that they're nasty rats...and they should be outlawed. Ok, first of all, they are not rats. They are weasels, in the same family w/ badgers, and weasels, otters and skunks. They can be a lot of fun, sweet, and social, but I hadn't heard of one chewing anyone's baby's fingers off....must not be feeding the poor thing...Ferrets have fangs, and are carniverous, but normally they eat cat food dry food, not human beings...not meat, not things like that. My suggestion if you have ferrets is to keep them in a cage, but let them out every now and then for excercise...make sure you socialize them, and make sure they are fed, and given clean water every day...and clean out their cage at least once a week for God's sake...if you mistreat an animal it's not going to be a sweet pet, it will be a survivalist...period.
UPDATE : Here is the Article...I just don't understand this...
GRAIN VALLEY, MO (CNN) - A family pet ferret chewed off an infant's fingers, leaving the child with just two thumbs and a pinky in a home in Missouri. Police and firefighters responded to a phone call about an animal biting a baby, but when they arrived Grain valley Police Chief Aaron Ambrose said it was much worse. "Upon further investigating, they learned that the infant's fingers had been taken off by the family's pet ferret," Ambrose said. According to the police report, the baby was in a rocker and the parents fell asleep, one in the bedroom, the other in the same room where the attack occurred. Sharon Cannon, the director of the Kansas City Ferret Hotline, said the news shocked her. "I was devastated for the baby. I was devastated for the ferret. I was just, I was shocked, quite honestly. Because that is not normal ferret behavior," Cannon said. Officials said the baby's father killed the ferret after the attack and the body is being tested for disease. Copyright 2011 CNN. All rights reserved.
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