Stop Your Small Pet From Biting

How do I correct my ferret when biting or nipping?

Some ferrets will take longer to correct than others; it really depends on their situation. Nipping or biting can range to all kinds of causes from the basic "playful kit nip" to the "I've been abused bite." Ferrets usually never bite without a reason; some may have been abused badly or not socialized, or even bad breeding can play a role. Whatever the reason is, it can be corrected with a lot of patience, time and love. A common way to correct ferrets from nipping or biting is to scruff them and give them a firm "NO." You don't need to yell or scream; that may only scare the ferret. After a while, you can usually drop the scruffing part and correct the ferret with just the firm "NO." If that does not work, then you can try spraying bitter apple on your hands. And remember, never spray bitter apple in their mouths. --CL-jacybaby

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