Wire chewing

by Andrew Brazzale
(Vancouver, BC, Canada)

My baby ferret Fae can’t get enough of the electrical wires.Our other ferret Fiefer has no interest in the wires so I am left to assume it is because she is teething.

Ive bought a couple rubber toys of which she is crazy over, she gnaws on them during the day and night.

However, I still catch her chewing at the wires. I scruff her, tell her NO semi-loudly, and present her the toy she is allowed to gnaw on.

I hope this is the right method for training. If anyone could help me out it would greatly be appreciated.



Comments for Wire chewing

Nov 30, 2009 Rubber
by: Anonymous

Make sure the rubber is strong enough to withstand the power of their teeth. I would never give rubber to a ferret. If they manage to swallow some rubber, your fuzzy could be looking at costly surgery for intestinal blockage.

May 08, 2009 Chewing wires
by: Anonymous

Andrew – have you tried bitter apple on the wires? Put something which tastes really awful on the wires and your ferret should stop chewing on them pretty quickly.

That’s all I can think of.

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