(usually called Alex) is the last of my ferrets,
as we're not allowed any more in our condo. Then again,
I already scoop enough poop! She is a beautiful
(white with red eyes).
UPDATE: Alexis has gone to live
with friends of ours who have a beautiful townhouse totally
dedicated to all their ferrets, cat, dog, and turtle. Did I
get everyone? We noticed that after Rachel and Rafael died,
and our new baby came along, Alexis slept an awful lot. And she
just wasn't very active any more. So we thought she would do
better in an environment where she had lots of playmates. We miss
Alexis was the result of a trip to Nanaimo to visit
We stopped in at a nearby pet-store, and
found a sad little fuzzbutt. Ok, so she wasn't so little...
actually she was a FATSO!!
Apparently they'd had her for about 6 months (we guessed)
and in that time, never came out of her cage to play, or
at least, rarely. We brought her home, and the poor thing
couldn't even climb up on the couch because her belly was
I felt so sorry for her, because not only had we uprooted
her from the only home she had ever known, but it turned
out that Rachel was extremely
jealous of her, and tried to beat her up all the time.
She still chases poor Alex, but now Alex can hold her
own, and has her own hidey-holes.
Alex is the most hyper, nutso ferret I've ever seen at times!
She plays with Frank, our cat, and
usually ends up with him running away from her.
She has bitten us twice in her life, both times when she
was scared. Other than that, she can look like the most
ferocious beast, but never hurts us.
And she's such a good girl... she always uses
her litter box :-)
Alexis' birthday is on May 4th.
This year (1999) she will be 2 years old.