Post by Yurei Avalon on Oct 19, 2012 12:05:50 GMT -5
Hey um, look over there Nancy!
What a handsome, handsome boy he is! Reminds me of my boy Stormy. Who really needs some updated pics himself. He's gone from being the most pathetic, runty looking thing ever to a magnificent, floofy beast.
Great pics of him, Nancy! I am so impressed with the way he's maturing...he just gets better and better!
Here's Marie's explanation of the apparent "blue eye:"
The sclera of the ferret eye, which you can particularly see in the outer corner, is blue. Polecats (and some ferrets) have more frontal eyes and better eyesight, and they often move and direct their eyes more than regular ferrets do. For example, if they are looking stern ahead they will position their eyes looking forward to a higher degree, and the blue becomes clearly visible (at least in pics).
Because he's such a high percentage hybrid he's very polecat-ish. He's much more alert and skittish than the others (and they're hardly "slow"). Plus, he was terribly traumatized by the vet visit when they arrived in the states. I love the fact that they had to be vetted again even though they'd been vetted before they were put on the plane and came with their passports and a ton of paperwork to prove it. Anyway, since he's wound pretty tight, that made a very bad impression on him.
That said, he's interested and curious. He wants to play and initiates interaction when he wants my attention but when he's done, he's done. So, he leaves. He accidentally grabbed my finger last night when I was putting his dinner in the bowl. He looked absolutely horrified and immediately turned loose. He's not comfortable with being handled directly. I can wrestle with him through a blanket and he's fine. He just doesn't like the hand directly on the fur. He has gotten much less nervous since he's been here and I think that given time he will be fine.
I suspect he will be like Zoe, who had some very bad experiences with her previous owners. She still does not care for human touch but will tolerate it (unless it's Joan--she's still the mama) but I am allowed to handle her and do what needs done.
He's a gorgeous wee boy. Is he a happier wee lad now? I know that it took Tico a lot longer to get over the whole uprooted process. He's now settled in and has become a real lovey. He's a bundle of trouble and though he's not as "settled" as his 'bino roomates I can catch him sleeping in a more relaxed mode now. When he first came in he would wake up and leave if disturbed. ciao