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Woodsmoke



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Ferret explosion.....................  Reply with quote

Fun with the fuzzies this evening!

This time of year is always the time to keep my eyes peeled for the jills starting to come into season. I've got two hobs, Pounce (who's been neutered) and Teddy (who hasn't!) First signs are always easy to spot...........Teddy starts to proudly show off his peanuts & turns into a complete hormone-driven muppet For their part, the jills start to encourage him by smelling really nice (to him, anyway!)

I have a seperate court for the boys until the jills are taken out of season. Teddy's due to go into the vet for a vasctomy shortly, so that'll save a bit of hassle next season as the jills won't need to be injected

Always fun & games when the court door's opened!



And it doesn't take long before they're at it  







Everyone wants a fuss  



But there's always one.................and it's always Teddy



My wee pal Bubble



Pounce working out his best plan for prolonging his freedom  



And the Dynamic Duo working out who's going where!



That's the boys seperated now, & I can breathe easy knowing that Ted's not likely to get the chance to create dozens of wee bitey furballs for this season at least  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Ferret explosion..................... Reply with quote

Woodsmoke wrote:
Teddy starts to proudly show off his peanuts


Typical male then  


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They're lovely!---can they come and play with all the bunnies running round my field.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure that won't be a problem.........................

How many d'you want?    
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice looking bunch.
just out of interest, how much does neutering a male cost in comparison to getting the jill jab?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It depends on whether castration, or true neutering is required for the hob. I've been quoted around 60 for castration, as opposed to 90 for the vasectomy. The jill jabs are around 7 per jill I've got 8 jills though, so to me it makes perfect sense to get my hob vasectomised so he can bring them out of oestrus. And bearing in mind that the jab doesn't always take effect on the first go, it can be both a huge inconvenience and extra cost if it needs to be done twice.

I would've got Teddy done last year, but he was one of that springs kits & I judged he was just a little bit too young
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

taysiderabbitter would probably lend you his vas hob
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It died, as far as I know mate........................I'll manage though, thanks  
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

didnt know that     shame
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. Old Bruno went west a few months ago now. Haven't spoken to Steve since before Christmas, so no idea how he's fixed.......................
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking set of Ferrets and Polecats Woodsmoke,i have a little Polecat just like Bubble(apart from being lighter in coulour) shes a brilliant little worker and can get into holes that some of the others just cant,i shall try and get a pic of her to put up mate.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you'll be needing one of these then:



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeM wrote:
you'll be needing one of these then:





   

Did I hit a raw spot?  

RB? I'd love to see pics of your lot  
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woodsmoke wrote:
MikeM wrote:
you'll be needing one of these then:







Did I hit a raw spot?



nope, just having a bit of fun with ya. Did you mean to hit a sore spot?
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Woodsmoke



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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

'course not. Figure of speech, that's all.

Always good to get the banter going  

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