Hi all, here is a picture of my Ferret, Frank. He escaped this morning and killed my daughter's rabbit as Ты can see. Have any of Ты had any similar experiences with ferrets attacking other animals? Poor Hayley is heartbroken.

 Hi all, here is a picture of my Ferret, Frank. He escaped this morning and killed my daughter's rabbit as Ты can see. Have any of Ты had any similar experiences with ferrets attacking other animals? Poor Hayley is heartbroken.
 crashnjd posted Больше года
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Ryuuto013 said:
There are two possibilities to why that happened.

~ Aggressive behavior ~
Ferrets are known to be aggressive and for biting a lot. It's recommended to keep the ferrets away from children and small Животные until the ferrets have been trained how to behave around them. The хорек can Показать aggressive behavior out of fear, stress или they simply were born aggressive. However, if Frank had been born aggressive, he would've shown aggressive behavior towards everyone, not just the rabbit.

~ Hunting ~
Ferrets from a special kind of breed aren't aggressive at all, but are natural hunters. It's in their blood to hunt.
Why I'm mentioning this? Because ferrets are commonly used for RABBIT HUNTING.
Ты can read about this here under the "Ferreting" section;
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Ferrets naturally despise rabbits. It's recommended to keep these two Животные as far away from each other as possible since they naturally can't get along.
Another thing to keep in mind is that rabbits are extremely sensitive. Rabbits can get a heartattack just from being close to a ferret. The хорек doesn't have to attack или Показать aggressive behavior to scare them.

A person doesn't need to have personal experience to know about this. The ferrets' aggressive behavior and use for rabbit hunting are basic facts about ferrets that all хорек owners must be aware of before buying a ferret. Didn't Ты check ferrets up before getting one?
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Thanks for the info, unfortunately I was unable to check up on ferrets before getting Frank, he belonged to my late Father who only passed recently and had nowhere left to go so we took him in with us. As far as I know, Frank had never shown any aggressive nature towards any other living thing when my father had him, he was always handled regularly and as my father had nobody else at home, he spoke to Frank as if he was another person. Granted, Frank does not get the same level of attention from us as he did from my Father but surely this would not be a reason for this sudden change in behaviour? We have tried to keep things as normal as possible for Frank since the loss of our father and my wife has сказал(-а) that Frank must be able to sense that I was my father's son as Frank seems to prefer my company most of all in his new home, she says it is almost like he has made a brotherly bond. I have my doubts about this and I think the only reason he is closer to me than anyone else is due to the fact that after he украл, палантин one of my steroid supplements and seemed to enjoy them, I use them as a treat when he has behaved well. Do Ты think I am maybe spoiling him by giving him treats? Everyone else in the family gave еще attention/affection to the rabbit so do Ты think it was maybe a jealousy thing?
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Maria328 said:
I recently had one of my dear ferrets break into my rabbit room and kill my rabbit I witnessed nature at its worse in my eyes but it is nature I was very сердце broken I could not get my хорек loose .. on вверх of that my tiny хорек joined in it was horrific !! But it was nature !! I Любовь all my Животные and No I did not do my homework at all on ferrets I had my rabbits 5 plus yrs before the ferrets. Now I know and it was a rough lesson .... I now have to rehome my other bunny as she is 7.5 yrs old and does not deserve to die this way ... I personally think the rabbit had a сердце attack ..... but all in all tough lesson I learned ... I’m very close to my ferrets I was сердце broken and mad but it is nature ...
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