Saturday, December 31, 2011

Year in Review and a Look Forward


I sit here on this last day of 2011 to work on this post I realize that it was not a great year for my personal it was and exceptional one for Manny and Marcuz.

Manny became the first therapy ferret in our area and has been a hit at the local care home.

Marcuz and Manny showed a lot of people that ferrets are indeed trainable and are willing to walk on a leash to be able to have some great adventures.

Photobucket We placed 1st in our category in our first pet parade. While showing that ferrets can stylish and that some are willing to wear clothing. If only for a little while.

Photobucket We went to Blog Paws and had a ferret invasion withPhotobucket Snot Face Critter and his hooman.

Manny and Marcuz were also part of a news story that dealt with animals dressing up for Halloween and had their pictures splashed across the net from the photo shoot they were part of. PhotobucketPhotobucket

Manny and Marcuz both turned a year old this year and helped to raise nearly a thousand dollars for Hearts of Ohio Ferret Rescue and Association.

We were Santa to Murray of Fox Valley Ferret Rescue.

This year also saw a new addition on Enlightened Ferret. Featured ferrets from the Pet finder site. We can only hope that those featured on the blog found their new forever homes.

Now we are looking to the New Year and what it might hold for us.


Manny will turn 2 on the third of January and there may be a birthday pawty for him on twitter with a few prizes.

We would love to see our Etsy store take off and be able to feed the boys at the very minimum.

Blog Paws is a given but we are hoping to do a lot more traveling this coming year than we did this last one. *paws crossed*

We will again celebrate Senior Ferrets and our blog’s anniversary in June with an Outlaw pawty.

We will try to keep our first place win for a second time in July at the pet parade

August may see us attending the Buckeye Bash

October we will make an appearance at our local feed store’s Halloween celebration and hopefully make it to Bark World.

We would like to be Santa to more than one ferret this year along with helping Hearts of Ohio Ferret Rescue and perhaps one other ferret shelter.

We have received a lot of praise for helping others learn about ferrets this last year from those that got to meet Manny and Marcuz in the fur while at Blog Paws and on Twitter.

Many make resolutions now about what they will/won’t do this coming year.

I normally don’t as they often get forgotten about but this year my one resolution is to do better with posting on Enlightened Ferret even when things get out of hand or try to overload me with work. My two worst months are November and December.

What would you like to see Enlightened Ferret talk about this coming year?

What do you want to know or have discussed?

Dear Sponsors/Brands even if you don’t think they are ferret related we would still like a chance to do a review of products or even giveaways. Our main focus is Ferrets but as long as it is somehow related to pets Enlightened is willing to check it out.

Leave a comment, suggestion, or a valid question in the field below and you never know what might show up on Enlightened Ferret.

Disclosure: I am a ferret owner all information on this blog is researched and verified to the best of my knowledge. Sometimes the information may be out of date or from another country. At this time I do not get paid by any of the products/services I review except in the product or service and are always carry a disclosure of what I have/not received.  All photos unless otherwise noted are mine. If you do borrow one please link back to Enlightened Ferret and give credit to AmyJo Casner for the picture.

Have a Chittering Good Last Day of 2011,


Thursday, December 8, 2011

Featured Ferrets: Prince and Diamond



Hiya I am Diamond   and I am Prince wez are two young boyz looking for a new forever home with lotz of toys, a blanket or two, and a hooman which to shower with our love in or around York, PA.

Our first hooman had to move and wez couldn’t go along so wez were brought here to the YC SPCA they are nice hoomanz butz they are busy.

Wez would prefer to find the same forever home as wez have been together for most of our young livez and are considered bonded. Which meanz wez might get depressed if wez are separated.

Do youz need a couple of richly named buddiez to love youz this holiday season? Or do youz know someone who needz some cheering up? Please come check uz out at the YC SPCA.

Disclaimer: I receive no financial incentive to promote these guys or any other featured ferret. I believe that all animals belong in a forever home and not be homeless.

I pick from the many ferrets on the Pet Finder site based on picture, information given, and age. While I am a supporter of senior pet adoptions, I know that not all people are willing or able to deal with the health issues a senior pet may have.

Please before you adopt know what you are getting into. These little ones have already lost a home though no fault of their own they shouldn’t have to lose another home because of misunderstanding of the breed.

Have a Chittering Good Day,


Monday, December 5, 2011

Holiday Ferret Gift Guide

Do you have a ferret owner on your gift list and have absolutely no idea what to get them?  This list should help you bring a smile to their face.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates in amounts of $25 allow the ferret owner to spoil their fuzzys.

Stores that you can get GC include

Ferret Depot



The local pet store that carries ferret food and stuff

Wal-Mart: Many toys are gotten here from the infant section.

Supermarkets: Baby food for duck soup can be purchased


Socks are a ferret’s love and the more the better.

Any type will work as long as they are not unraveling.

Sock monkeys are fun too.

Soft Toys


Teddy bears without plastic eyes and noses or other easily removable things

Stuffed mice: Doesn’t matter if they are stuffed with catnip as ferrets aren’t affected by it. Again make sure there are no easily removable items.

Other Toys

Hartz® mini mice

Hartz® Tuff Stuff Nose Diver Duck

Hartz® Feathered ball on a string

Purrfect Play™ wool ball




Cat nail clippers

FURminator® is a wonderful grooming tool.

Baby toothbrush

Feline toothpaste





Bandit treats come in many flavors

Ferretone is a liquid vitamin supplement that many ferrets love.

Greenies® Feline dental treats. These are small enough that ferrets can easily grip them.

Nutro® crunchy treats. My boys love these and while I have to break them into smaller pieces they eat them up as fast as they can.

Other supplies

Sleepy sacks


Litter boxes


Potty Pads.




Ferret Food

Food dishes

Water bottles and/or dishes


Some ferret owners like to dress up their ferrets. Clothing can be varied and depending on the sex of the ferret it can be difficult to find items that are both fashionable and functional.

Some good places to look for unique ferret clothing are Etsy and Ebay by using search terms ferret and clothing will give you several listings.

Hope this guide gives you some ideas for that ferret owner this Holiday Season.


Have a Chittering Good Day,