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ferret and mink

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by into_my_web, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. into_my_web

    into_my_web Songster

    Jun 20, 2009
    can minks and ferrets live together or will they hurt each other?

  2. thebritt

    thebritt Songster

    Mar 5, 2009
    Humboldt County
    Well, some ferrets don't even like other ferrets, so whether or not your ferret would like a mink is difficult to say. I read your post about finding the injured mink, and it looks like you've gotten some good input. While it's true an injured animal often fasts, you know the metabolism of these little weasles - they need lots of calories. "Ferrettone" or some other high calorie supplement would probably be a good thing. And by all means, if you can aquire some lactated ringers, sub-cutaneous (under the skin) fluids may be critical. If the little critter has broken ribs, a punctured lung is probable. Does your vet see ferrets? I sure hope you're able to either help it, or find the srength to have it humanely euthanized. So sorry, but good luck - I'm hoping for the best!
  3. cmjust0

    cmjust0 Songster

    Apr 30, 2009
    Central KY
    I commented on your other post about finding the injured wild mink.. Keyword there being "wild."

    If you want to try to save the mink, more power to ya -- but I'd STRONGLY SUGGEST you consider this to be a "wildlife rehab" project that you're doing out of the goodness of your heart, rather than making it a "nursing a wild mink back to health so it can live in a cage forever" project.

    I'm just sayin'...that ain't what wild minks are for. [​IMG]
  4. Bebop

    Bebop Songster

    I remember seeing online that someone had a mink and ferrets. First thing they said was DO NOT KEEP MINK AND FERRETS TOGETHER! Mink are very aggressive and will kill your ferret if given a chance. They are wild animals and ferrets are domesticated.

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