Wednesday, December 31, 2014






Have a Grateful and Chittering Start to a New Year.


Marylin, Marcuz, and Manny

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Ferret Giving Tree


Us three ferrets are lucky we have our loving forever home with our pet hooman, AmyJo, unfortunately there are many other ferrets that are living in shelters and rescues until they either find that perfect hooman or they cross over the Rainbow Bridge.

While they are safe and well taken care of in these places they aren’t always able to have some of the same things as us. Thankfully a bunch of pet hoomans got together and created the Ferret Giving Tree where shelters and rescues can list ferrets and their wish list for Santa Claws to see and maybe some of his elf helpers would jump in to supply some of the wishes.

This year the tree had 225 ferrets but there are still 104 ferrets needing Santas. We will be picking one or two from the tree but for us it isn’t just about the stories it is helping those that should have a loving home no matter what.

So won’t you give the Ferret Giving Tree a look and maybe one of those adorable little faces will tug at your heart strings that you can’t help but his or her Santa.




Have a Chittering Good Day,

Manny, Marcuz, and Marylin

Update: Wez selected Mojo Man Mojo Man to be Santa to. Isn’t he just unique? You can read more about him by clicking on his picture.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Dress Up

Happy Halloween. There are many of us pets that like to dress up and for us it is more than once a year as we are models for hooman and our business. But we do like the costumes we have gotten to wear over the years.


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Hope you all have a Happy Howloween.


Have a Chittering Good Day,


Sunday, October 26, 2014

The New Ferret


We just found out that a hooman has a new ferret in their life and is brand new to the world of ferrets. So we thought we would go through the list of being the best ferrent they can be.

1. Make sure we can’t get into things we shouldn’t like the medicine cabinet. Our hooman says to first child proof, then baby proof, then pet proof, and then get on all four and look at things from that angle and proof places that you see. Lastly lay on your belly and look at the rooms and see what we see. Ferret proofing never ends. Fact: If our heads fit our bodies will follow and we love to explore.

2. Not all food is created equally. Some of us ferrets are raw fed, others are on special diets called soupies but those are for ferrets that don’t want to eat. Most are on commercially prepared diets. Be sure to do research on the food you want to feed us. Never give us dairy even though we will beg for it. You don’t want liquid squirts to clean up. We also need fresh water daily. Some of us like to drink from a bowl but make sure it is heavy enough that we can’t over turn it.  Fact: We don’t have a cecum like dogs and cats so we can’t process fruits and veggies. read more here.

3. We do need to see the V.E.T at least once a year until we are three then we should see one every six months if there are no problems. We are prone to cancers called Adrenal disease, Insulinoma, and Lymphoma.We need to be vaccinated for Rabies and Distemper as both are fatal for us. If you live in a high heartworm area we need to be tested and put on a preventative. It only takes one heart worm to kill us.  Fact: Not all vets treat ferrets you need to ask and look for one that treats exotics. Ask how long they have treated ferrets. IMG_1802 This is our awesome V.E.T Dr. DoverSpike.

4. We can be trained to walk with a harness and leash. The first time we are in the harness we will act like there is a rabid ant on our backs. There are also different types of harnesses. Our size can dictate which one is best. Our hooman prefers the H-style harness. IMG_1812

5. We need to have a dedicated place to sleep. For us that is a large dog crate only because hooman lets us free roam the rest of the day. We have several options for sleeping which include a hanging cuddle cup, a blanket, and for Marcuz a single ferret cuddle cup that sits on the floor. Our sleeping area also includes a litter pan, water, and food dish.  She also has a sheet that covers the whole thing. That way it is dark and we can feel like we are in a burrow. You can find some great bedding and help a shelter by going to the Ferret Fabulous Finds Auction Facebook page. Fact: Ferrets sleep anywhere from 14 – 18 hours a day and are nocturnal by nature but will adjust to our schedules.

6. Hooman describes us as two year olds and kittens rolled into one and we never grow up. That means we love to play. You can take us for rides on towels or blankets around the room. Or play peek a boo with said towel or blanket. Tubes are fun as well as many other toys that are meant for dogs, cats, and children. Note that those toys for children should be ones that are rated for infants. We also shouldn’t have rubber or latex toys as we tend to chew them to bits and could easily swallow pieces that can cause an internal blockage. Fact: Ferrets aren’t affected by catnip.

7. We need our teeth brushed if not daily at least once a week. The helps prevent periodontal disease and let you see what our mouths look like. Hooman has made a video on how to brush our teeth here. Fact: A baby ferret called a kit has 30 teeth and a adult ferret has 34.

8. We can be litter box trained and we have 95% accuracy rate. But don’t use clumping litter as many of us like to play in the box and can get it up our noses where the moisture makes the litter swell causing blockages. Clay litter will dry our skin and is often very dusty and we can inhale the dust. We are proud to be puppy pad trained and know where they are at all times. Be sure to put either the box or pad where there is a corner as we back up to potty. Become poo knowledgeable. It is one of the best ways to see if we are feeling okay.  Fact: That belly button isn’t a belly button it is a boy part. Girl’s equipment are completely at the rear.

9. We need a minimum of 4 hours out of the cage for socialization and play time. We aren’t cage animals and easily get bored. Let us out in a safe area and watch us go. We will jump, twist, and act all crazy. If just one ferret in your life you have to be their playmate and you can make up all sorts of games. Fact: More than 2 ferrets is called a business.

10. We have an odor called musk which is why we are in the Mustelidea family which includes otters, weasels, and minks. For unaltered ferrets it can be extremely strong during breeding season. For altered ferrets it isn’t as noticeable to most hoomans. What many hoomans don’t realize is bathing us frequently just makes us produce more of the smelly oil to protect our coats and skin. We shouldn’t get a bath more that once a month unless we have gotten ourselves into a mess. Bathing us can be a challenge. Some love taking baths and others prefer showers. We are in the later group. Make sure the water is warm but not hot if you wouldn’t bath a baby in it then it’s too hot for us. There are many pet shampoos on the market but you need to be knowledgeable about them as well. Our hooman stays away from any that has Tree Tea Oil in it due to the toxicity it has with cats. She prefers to bath us with baby shampoo. Make sure to rinse us off well and expect your bathroom to take a bath as well. You will need a minimum of three large bath towels while we do the snake dance to dry off. Some of us like the hair dryer but be sure it is on the lowest setting. Fact: The ferret’s Latin name Mustela putorius furo means stinky little thief. An unaltered girl ferret is called a Jill and an unaltered boy is called a Hob. An altered girl is called a Sprite and an altered boy is called a Gib.

We hope this starter list is helpful to the new ferrent and we hope you will visit often.

Have a Chittering Good Day,

Manny, Marcuz, and Marylin.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Wigglebutt Warriors Party and After


What a fun event Hollywoof was. We had lots of fun and hooman was impressed by how well we did in our chitmobile. After we were on the red carpet for photo ops we rode in style to the main event and sat with some amazing hoomans.

Like our friend Carma Poodale and her hoomans Bunny and sissy Sarah IMG_2897IMG_2896IMG_2918  

Miss Emmy IMG_2962 

Kona and her hooman DeAnna IMG_2913  and the lady in the gold sparkly is Ms Jan Todd

and finally Garth and his parents.IMG_2976 IMG_2917  We all were sitting at a back table so we got to see stuff but not be ran over like many of the other tables near the front. 

Hooman dressed up along with us. We had never seen her in a dress before. She outshined Marylin a bit. IMG_2878 IMG_2879 IMG_2887 IMG_2901 

We got to have a tiny bit of beef wellington it was delish. IMG_2925   We had a lot of fun at the Hollywoof but we also got to go a winery the next day.

We gave our friends Carma, Bunny, and Sarah a ride to the Barrel Oak Winery and hooman left after everyone else since she had to put gas in the car. The funny thing was we passed everyone on the freeway and got there first.

What amazing views the place had     IMG_3012 IMG_3013 IMG_3014 IMG_2998IMG_2999IMG_3000 

It got a little warm for us so hooman got us some ice which we loved. Fact: Ferrets don’t do well in temps over 68 degreesIMG_3008 IMG_3009

Marylin finally decided to give Bunny some ferrety kisses IMG_3010IMG_3011 

This is Coco we admire each other from a far but she is always dressed so elegantly.   IMG_3004  This is her hooman Teri IMG_3007

We finally got tired of all the attention and fell asleepIMG_3005 IMG_3006 

Our Host Carol Bryant IMG_2944 


Have a Chittering Good Day,


Friday, September 19, 2014

Changes, Shiny, Hollywoof, and Wine


After a long needed break and a lot of negotiations. We are back. While I still own the blog the posts are going to be from Manny, Marcuz, and Marylin. While they have their own micro blog on Facebook they have been wanting to do have more say in this one and boy do ferrets have a lot to say at times. *chitters*

One of the conditions was they had to learn how to write hooman English and not ferret speak as many readers might not understand what they were saying. With this post comes another announcement.

The Enlightened Ferret gang will be dancing for joy at the Premiere event of the year. We were invited by Carol Bryant to come and be a part of HollyWoof. “Isn’t that for dogs?” you ask. Mostly but Coco-Mau Aqua the fashionable cat and her hooman Teri Thorsteinson and possiable a hamster.

HollyWoof will benefit Oldies but Goodies Cocker Spaniel Rescue. This gala is a red carpet event and all the pets and hooman's will be in their finest outfits. Some fancier than others. I will be walking the carpet in my sparkling, silvery, shoes. IMG_2815  and the boys will be wearing top hats with their outfits. IMG_2820  Marylin’s dress is inspired by her name sake Marilyn Monroe but of course has my own take on it along with her having her own bit of shiny.

Sunday will see us at the Barrel Oak Winery enjoying the day and for us hoomans a bit of the vine. Wonder what they will think of having ferrets there.


Have a Chittering Good Day,


Update: I was just informed that Winnie the hamster won't be there and there will be two Coco Kitties at the function. Will be so easy to remember the kitties names. *chortles* You know how fickle ferrets can be...or maybe you don't. *scampers out*

Monday, July 21, 2014

On Hiatus Until Further Notice


Due to roomie having major surgery and other issues. We will not be posting anytime soon. We are hoping to be back in September but can not in good conscious say that we will be.


Thank you for your understanding.



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Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Yesterday the humidity was so high that inside the house was just too hot for ferrets and humans. So I decided to give the kids a ride outside in their new stroller dubbed the Chitmobile. Other than a few minor adjustments this is going to be perfect for going places. One of which is Hollywoof in September.IMG_2567 IMG_2562IMG_2564IMG_2551 IMG_2552  IMG_2554     IMG_2559 IMG_2560 IMG_2561    IMG_2566  I know the kids enjoyed being outside in the cool air where they could breath and safely watch the world around them.

Have a Chittering Good Day,