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Why is my ferret hissing at me?

Last Updated: 10th March, 2020

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Ferrets usually hiss to show fear oranger. However, ferrets can sometimes hiss whenengaging in play with one another. If your ferret hisseswhile displaying an arched back and "bristled" fur, just speaksoftly to your ferret and leave your ferret alone. Heor she is not a happy ferret and could bite.

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Also question is, why is my ferret hissing?

A hissing sound (sounds like that of a cat onlynot as scratchy) comes from an annoyed, mad, or a ferretthat wants to play rough. Ferrets usually hiss toshow fear or anger. If your ferret hisses while displayingan arched back and “bristled” fur, just speak softly toyour ferret and leave your ferret alone.

Also Know, what does it mean when a ferret jumps around? When ferrets are happy, contented or excited, they oftenmake a chortling or clucking sound known as “dooking.”“[It] can mean anything from 'Oooh, a new smell or newferret!' Ferrets are often leaping or jumpingaround the room at the same time.

Additionally, do ferrets get attached to their owners?

Actually, ferrets bond with their humansfor life. Because ferrets are such social creatures, theydo better in groups of two or three. A single ferret willrequire much more time and attention from an owner than aferret who has friends to keep him or her company whiletheir human is gone during the day.

How long should ferrets be out of cage?

4 hours

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