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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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I can't believe that just happened!

I had a .9g cubus sitting on my desk. I just walked into the room to find our ferret had pulled the plants and driftwood out! He was actually in the process of trying to make off with the driftwood. I've moved the tank to a different spot and will have to do something about the light. It has to be totally rescaped. He was actually sticking his head fully underwater and biting the plants with his teeth to pull them out! I'm shocked and sad!!!!!

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 10:47 PM
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I'm sorry to hear he tore up your tank, but the picture you painted made me chuckle! I always wanted a ferret but I've heard they get into everything. I can't imagine what kind of goodie he thought the driftwood was, to make so precious he had to run with it...

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bad ferret! sorry about your tank.

i can totally see a ferret doing that. they are such sneaky little things. luckily my guys never got into anything like that. i hope your plants survive their adventure!
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oh man, I love ferrets!! They are trouble though, lol.
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Ferrets are crazy creatures! Sorry that happened.
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Similar story:

When I installed my supplemental HOB filter, my cat decided it was another cat fountain.

Then she realized she could pull out my frogbit...
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How do you housetrain a ferret? I wouldn't want one of those critters crappin all over my house...lol The thing just runs around free? They don't stay in a cage?

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Train 'em like you would a cat. Cats don't dump all over the house and keep it in the liter box. (except maybe the occasional hair ball)

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sorry, ferrets aren't nearly that easy! i really wish they were!
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Train 'em like you would a cat. Cats don't dump all over the house and keep it in the liter box. (except maybe the occasional hair ball)
No smelly litter boxes in my house....lol
If the critter can't use the toliet then it stays outside!

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People train rabbits to use a box. Ferrets are a lot smarter.

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i think that you, audioaficionado, don't have personal experience with either rabbits or ferrets?

i had ferrets for years and my friend has bunnies. neither are reliably litter trained. i can guarantee it. also, my ferret experience is quite in line with everyone else i have ever spoke to about them, and i have spoke to quite a few since i am a part of a ferret rescue here in atlantic canada.
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Too bad about the tank,but a funny image.

I'm not new to fish or plants, but am new to planted tanks. It is fun to learn new things and plantedtank.net is a great place to do it.
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