Worse than keeping kittens! Hilarious Moment Pet Owner Tries To Fit Eight Lively Ferrets Into Cat Carrier
- Mike and Gill Shaw keep three adult ferrets and five kits in their Chester home
- Animals must be moved daily from a day pen to their night hutch and back
- Footage showed Mr Shaw desperately trying to get the ferrets into a cat carrier
A family of eight ferrets have left their owners struggling to contain them, as hilarious footage shows.
Mike and Gill Shaw, from Chester, have three adult ferrets and five kittens, and have trouble transporting them between their day pen and their night hutch.
Video shot earlier this month shows the chaotic moment Mr Shaw tried to use a cat carrier to move the animals to their Chester home.
He nearly managed to fit all the ferrets into the basket, the curious creatures eagerly coming inside to check the container.
Video shows chaotic moment Mike Shaw tried to use cat carrier to move animals at his Chester home
It’s only because Mr. Shaw missed one and had to reopen the door that things went wrong
It was only because Mr. Shaw missed one and had to open the door again that things went wrong.
It was a huge mistake because all the other ferrets immediately fell off.
Even as he attempted to shovel the restless animals back into the transporter, his efforts were in vain.
The video, shared on the couple’s friend John Car’s TikTok account, has garnered more than 1.3 million views.
The suggestion to use a cat carrier came from one of thousands of people who watched a previous video posted by Mr. Car.
It showed the ferrets Mrs Shaw desperately trying to stop the ferrets from jumping out of an open cardboard box.
An earlier video, also posted on Mr Shaw’s friend John Car’s TikTok account, showed Mrs Shaw using a box to move animals around.
Mr Car, who filmed the clips, told MailOnline: ‘Having so many [ferrets] is a very hectic but non-stop entertainment. Being social animals as part of a larger group makes them much happier and more playful.
Ferrets can be good pets if socialized from a young age, they typically sleep up to 20 hours a day and are naturally curious – probing objects with their mouths, according to the RSPCA.
Their website reads: “Despite their rather misunderstood nature, they have recently become very popular pets for their charming and cheeky personas.”