So as i wrote on other thread where I posted pictures of my soon-to-be baby (http://holisticferret60.proboards.com/thread/18074/feeding-kit?page=1&scrollTo=256233), I'm becoming a ferrent on may 15th. There is an hour ride from the place he is now to my home. What is the best way to get him to his new home safely? I'm going there with my boyfriend so I wont be driving. I thought that i would take pet carrier I have ( I use it for my pug) and put some puppy pads in and attach water bottle and put some blanket. Since it will be 1 hour ride, and he will be fed before i get him i wouldnt give him food in the carrier. Would that be okay? And what to to when I get him home? Should I leave him alone in the cage until he gets used to his new environment or should I try to bond with him immediately?
I just went on a trip with my little baby--we videotape ballroom dancing occasionally. Our drives are usually 3-5 hours away from home. I put my baby in a carrier with some baby, receiving blankets and did put some quail pieces for her to eat. she did potty in carrier---once at the back. because it was a bone in meal, it wasn't loose, and the folds of the blankets kept it from going here and there. But u seemed to have a handle on it as far as transporting.
I luv to play with my babies when i get them home. However, they r probably going to be more interested in checking out their surroundings first----so let them check things out and then play.
The one hour trip won't be a big deal. Odds are he will sleep on the way However, when you get him home let him settle for a day at least. Talk to him, but let him do his own thing at first.
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
While I fully agree that you should let them do their own thing and settle in, as they are young kits I would be keeping an eye out to see if they are feeling vunerable. Young kits sometimes need coddling to help if they are missing their mum and siblings too much, so be prepared to reassure your new fuzzy if it seems to be pining.