I lost my ferret, Loki
Last night I let my pet ferret, Loki, out for his usual 5 hour play time. The last time I saw him was at 7:46 PM yesterday, 3/7/2014. It has been almost 24 hours since I have seen him, and I am already beginning to lose hope. No food we have left around the house has been touched other than my cat’s food, nothing is moved. I have went through every single piece of furniture in my house to see if he’s sleeping there, I’ve looked in every cupboard and in every cabinet and have literally turned my house upside down, and have found nothing.
Ferret’s are instinctively inquisitive, and are known to try to find ways to escape, but at this point I do not think I’ll see him alive again.
The ferret metabolism is extremely fast, and they don’t do well in cold weather, and can die at less than 40 degrees F. It is one of Ohio’s coldest winters and the temperature last night in my area -1 degrees. Ferrets cannot live in the wild, as they instinctively learn that they don’t hunt, that there food is brought to them (all species of ferret have been domesticated for over 5,000 years, with the exception of the Black Footed Ferret.) and can die from hunger/exposure in 2 days, and without water in 3 days.
I’m going to conclude that if I can’t find him and haven’t seen any trace, on Sunday, March 16th, that he is either dead or far from my residence.
I’m so sorry if I am going to be either depressed and have a change of attitude/rate of posting.
I am going to be reblogging this post, as I know a large amount of my followers enjoy him, so people learned what happened to him and why I might be acting up lately.