Ghost & Toast – AUSTIN, TX

 

Owner’s Information

Owner’s Name:

Emily

Contact Info:


[email protected]

Location:

AUSTIN, TX

Posted on:

October 7, 2021

Pet’s Information

Pet’s Name: Ghost & Toast

Biography:

Ghost and Toast are a bonded pair of male ferrets with distinctive personalities. Ghost, the albino, likes to give kisses. Toast, the cinnamon, will let you know that he wants to explore another room by standing next to the closed door and staring at you expectantly. They're always curious about any object that comes within reach, and they like to perform physics experiments ("What happens if I tip this over?"). Liquids pique their interest in particular, which is why it's important to keep any drinks out of reach. Toast will make it his life mission to dunk his head into your glass of OJ.

These two meat slinkies have thus far enjoyed a life a luxury. They inhabit their own bedroom, which has all kinds of ferret accessories, including a tall ferret cage, a playpen, a dig box, blankets, tubes, toys, and so on. The accessories come with the ferrets at no extra cost. Ghost and Toast are accustomed to roaming around the room freely for at least 4 hours a day. I have harnesses to take them on walks, but they hate harnesses and would destroy all harnesses in the world if they could.

Their diet consists of Orijen cat & kitten food (it's a high-quality dry kibble). Almost all kibble that's marketed as "ferret food" is actually terrible for them and will dramatically reduce their health and lifespan, so I recommend sticking to Orijen. If you're ambitious and patient, you could try to get them on a raw meat diet, which is healthier than even high-end kibble. Please, for the love of god, don't feed them anything that's not meat. It could make them seriously sick or worse.

They love to play with hoomans and will need lots of face time with you. Games they like include: Stand on the Blanket While Hooman Drags It Across the Floor, Attack the Stuffed Animal, and Get in Hooman's Way While He/She Cleans. They will chase each other around the room and rassle for dominance; this is normal.

Now for the boring stuff: they have their shots and are neutered, but will still need annual vet checkups. They are healthy and friendly, with the tendency to nip when over-excited or when they want to be set down or when they want you to stop doing whatever you're doing or... pretty much any time at all. They interact with the world using their mouths, so that's to be expected. It mostly doesn't hurt, since they know the difference between biting playfully and biting defensively. They are litter trained, but they will have to be re-trained when they're moved to a brand new place with a brand new layout.

Breed: Ferret

Gender: Male

Date of Birth: September 1, 2016

Color/Markings: Albino & Cinnamon

Weight: 2lbs.

Size: Small

Re-Home Fee: $100

Reason for re-homing:

I've had these two adorable floor weasels for about four years. They bring me joy, which is why I'm sad to have to rehome them. Their dad and I have unfortunately separated, and it is proving difficult for me to care for them by myself, as I have a full-time job and am often out of the house working, even during COVID. I've been told that it's usually best to rehome through a pet rescue, but I honestly don't want to burden a rescue and I think my vetting process would be more thorough than a rescue's anyway.

Spayed or Neutered: Yes

Microchipped: No

Current on Vaccines: Yes

House-trained: Yes

Crate-trained: No

Litterbox-trained: Yes

Pet Friendly: Unsure

Child Friendly: Unsure

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