At that age? Ignore would work best. Literally get up and move away and stop playing. Also if they clamp down VERY gently push back in toward the back of the mouth and they will spit you out
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At 6 weeks, you have a tiny baby. The little one only has one way to ask for everything. Food, play, grooming and exploring all begin with their mouth. Ferrets have much tougher skin, than we do and at that age, the little one would be playing and biting with siblings in a rough manner. You can teach them that teeth are not for humans, but he (she?) is a little too young to understand, right now. When you play with the baby, try fluttering a towel and let them catch it, drag a blanket and let him jump on it. He needs alot of playtime and stimulation. Like Sherry said, when he bites down, say "no" and put him down. He will soon enough learn that biting doesn't reward him with play. Never flick him, or punish him in any other way. He needs to learn that safety and good things, come from your hands. Good Luck and I hope you will check in and let us know that you all are doing well.
Also, if memory serves, she/he is only a week or two away from getting the adult teeth. Biting probably feels good right now, so I would also make sure there are toys available that are safe and satisfying to BITE. That way your baby has an acceptable place to channel all that teething behavior.
Last Edit: Dec 28, 2013 12:04:08 GMT -5 by kraesmom
Hi at 6 weeks old he is simply pushing on his teeth to feel ( those are not his adult teeth yet ) at this age all they want is food food and more food I normally feed a kit this age four times a day so pile in four lots of meat spaced out during the day and you will find one full sleepy baby to encourage the teeth to push through toss in a chicken wing ( a ferret teething ring lol) he will be quite happy to chew on that as sherry has stated if he nips bend your finger and push your knuckle to the back of the mouth he will spit it out and soon learn its not nice to bite those fingers meat is better good luck take care bye for now Bev
I have a hand puppet for playtime, when they would start biting I'd put it on and we'd play and when they were tired I'd take it off and then pick them up and love them. For mine that redirection was enough to teach them that fur is OK to play rough with and skin is not.