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    i almost lost Tegan today

    I'm still shaking...we were just hanging out downstairs, Tegan was out on his tree and the ferrets were playing in the kitchen. Me and Vinnie went out back real quick to look at the corn. I heard Tegan screaming from inside and Vinnie said "ferrets are out!!" So we ran to go inside but the back door was locked since we went aroung the front. So I ran aroung the house as fast I could and burst in the front door looking for Tegan, who was screaming at the top of his lungs. And there was one of the scarriest things I've ever seen. Bogart, out male ferret, had Tegan by the back of his neck and was dragging him under the table. So I scruffed Bogart and Vinnie swooped in and grabbed Tegan. He is okay, he lost some feathers and is still scared...but no punctures or bleeding. I want to take him to the vet but nothing is open today. So we are keeping a close eye on him until tommorow. Just goes to show you can never be to careful. I was crying and shaking...I feel so horrible, sick with guilt that I almost lost my bird over one thoughtless moment...sorry if my post is incoherent... I'm writing from my phone and I'm still in shock myself.


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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    Scary!! No matter how careful we are, accidents, forgetfulness, happens! Don't beat yourself up. Tegan is ok, that's all that matters!

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    So glad you two are quick on your feet and made it to the rescue.. BTW Sandy and I just got back from Fremont... Your not missing anything. We rode up around the lake and took in some views. Tons of sailboats out running around...
    Anyway back to the subject.. Keep a close eye out on Tegan and I hope all works out well..

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    Wow! Scary...good thing you were quick on your feet! I have a cat and I once (in a moment of stupidity) let the lovebirds out before I secured the cat! It took Gizmo about 2 seconds to fly across the living room and make a jump for shooter. It was lucky for me I was close to where shooter landed, only for that I may have lost her! Its funny because the cat doesn't bother the GCC only the lovebirds!

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    Wow, that is scarey! I woulda had a heart attack most definitely! Glad everything worked out for the best.
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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    yeah it's pretty scary, have to be so careful. My cats don't bother with Diva at all, but I have to be very careful with Lenny. For some reason he gets their attention.
    I'm glad Tegan is ok.

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    SO glad he is ok!

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    Glad he is ok. Complacency with animals and birds being out together unfortunately often leads to "accidents" as we can not supervise 100pc of time even though we say we can.
    There have been a few threads on boards recently about escapees while being untethered or caged outside, cat damaging a wing of a bird even though de clawed, now ferrets and a bird. I hope you rethink the wisdom of having them out together.

    I hope the vet gives him the all clear tomorrow. It must have been so frightening.

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    Oh that is so terrifying! Poor you and poor Tegan.

    On the positive side, Tegan is OK. Take a deep breathe, give him a kiss, and forgive yourself.
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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    Im glad to hear Tegan is ok.... I would be crying as well. *hugs* accidents happen and now that this happened you will be extra cautious about the ferrets and Fids.

    So do you know if Tegan followed you guys upstairs then? Or do the ferrets have access to go down stairs when out in the kitchen?
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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    Yikes! Thank goodness there wasn't a puncture or any bleeding! Too many close calls lately in my home too...
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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    I'm so glad he is ok. Just give him kisses and be glad he is ok

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    That's so scary! I had a close call with Diego years ago at my in laws home. I went downstairs with Diego on my shoulder and he got spooked and flew through the house with a Lhasa Apso right on him. I ran in there just as she had him pinned against a wall and was about to chomp.

    I remember how utterly terrifying that is!

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    omg! good thing you got to him fast enouph.

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    Re: i almost lost Tegan today

    Glad Tegan is okay. What a scary situation but you acted fast and he'll be okay now.

    My birds fly off their tree and land on the dogs all the time and the dogs know to just sit there. However, I never leave the room with them out. I will never fully trust the dogs, despite their love for all things small, but I don't trust my cat at all. The dogs can be in the same room as long as I'm there watching. The cat gets to play downstairs while they are out.

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