HAHAHA we pulled the chair up the other day looking for hiding fuzzies and there was Marcellus flat on his back feet up and tongue hanging out DFS to the fullest. Thank god im aware of it, or that sight would of turned me gray instantly !
I experienced this dead ferret sleep last night for the first time coming home last night to hank. Normally when I walk into the room he pops his head out from under the cover on the bed, not last night. So, I pulled the blanket back and he was just laying curled up as normal, so I moved his leg, nothing, his head flopped back and by this point my heart was really thumping, then finally he opened his eyes. Best moment I have had in awhile, I have really become a lot closer to my boy lately, I have had him for a year, and since being on this forum I have become fascinated by our ferrets natural abilities, wants, and needs. I told my husband that since he didn't want us to have another indoor dog and opposed a cat that I was going to become a much better ferret owner and I have really enjoyed watching the personality change and bonding we have made over past month. So thankful for this forum and for my co-worker who sparked my interest on the raw diet for ferrets.
I'm glad we've been able to help you with your boy THAT is why we are here.
Ferrets: Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
I only had this happen to me once with my baby so far... it scared me! I was panicking, almost crying, because I thought maybe he had gone into diabetic shock or something... (Which seems weird, but it happened to my hamster one day... I ended up skipping class and feeding her honey water until she was better)
I was about to call my mom when he woke up, looking annoyed at me for ruining his nap. Whoops! Luckily, I had the internet to reassure me that ferrets do this often.
I once worked at a shelter we usually only kept cats but one time i went into work (this day i was the one opening) and there was a huge cage sitting by the front doors, it was still dark outside and sometimes we get donations dropped off in the middle of the night, so i didnt think anything was weird about it. I rolled it into the building, switched on the lights, and there they were. 2 ferrets that looked dead. Omg my eyes started welling up, i had that lump in the back of my throat. I reached in and grabbed the closest one, but he still didnt move, just completely limp. At this point i was balling my eyes out and then all of a sudden i felt something pulling a necklace i was wearing. I look down and see the cutest little face ever, still pretty chilly but very much alive. Him and his friend became little shelter mascots and i named them zombie and vader. Lol i loved them so much. We never did find out who or why they were left there, they were very healthy and stayed that way, im sure they have passed on by now but they were such a pleasure.
Hi. We find dead sleep really quite funny. With 5 ferrets we find it at least once a day. We handle them very carefully in dead sleep as we would hate something to happen to them. Our fuzzies have a very varied and very large outside play/sleep area. It has 4 different sleeping areas each offering a different temperature and amount of darkness. Living so far north, we can have up to 22 hours of daylight a day in summer so our ferrets will become very active in the morning and early afternoon. So, when we bring them into the house, it can often be darker than their play area. Hence dead sleep - I believe.