I work full time running a pet sitting business and I am the primary care giver to my crew of 6... And some days are crazy but my kids are happy with whatever time I can give them. Some days they get a long turn out some days they just get cuddles but they adapt.
We'll it turns out there isn't a full time job going at where I work. Somebody got their wires crossed and information wrong so I still only work part time more or less. But thanks guys for sharing all you advice and experiences. It'll help if an opportunity ever does come up or I decide to switch jobs
I also work full time and I've only had my baby a week but it seems perfectly okay for me and I'm a class a worrier. I let him out an hour before work and wear him down and put him back to bed before I leave. And then he basically sleeps most if the time I'm at work anyways! On the weekend I spent the entire time with him and either way he slept from ten am all the way till almost four only getting up for some water and stretches and a little play before sleeping again. He really doesn't feel neglected, and when I get home I let him out for 5 hours!
The way I look at it they are living the dream compared to shelters and pet stores!
Post by emotionaltimebomb on Sept 28, 2016 7:19:36 GMT -5
I study full time and work casual/part time.
When the girls were kept in the cage originally, we let them freeroam whenever my sister or I were home.
You don't have to be actively playing with them the whole time they're out after all, just let them have a good sniff around, play chase or tug or war, give them some good stimuli and exercise. Ferrets can be simple in that they can easily amuse themselves or each other with enough good toys.
I mean, if you consider how many hours you're home, at least 3-4 hours in the evening and 1-2 in the morning isn't that much to give up.
When we were integrating Lilith into Pixel's life and visa versa, they took turns who was in the cage when no one was home, then allowed to 'mingle' when my sister was home to keep an eye on them. We were lucky in that case though since all she ever had was school for 6-7 hours or so a day (she didn't work or go out with friends during weekdays).
Post by missyannie on Sept 28, 2016 22:20:47 GMT -5
Set up a place where they can play without you being there. i work full time and let them out when i get home. they run around the play room while i make supper, etc and when i have time, i go in and play with them. some days i don't have time but they always get out of cage time.