Attually that is true but I have placed mine together and supervized had not problem. But you must make shure the ferret is well socilized with humends as well as other animals fisrt. Mine were older more laided back and dont have a lick of hunter insticks in them they are scared of their own shadow. But it also depends on the 2 likeing one another. Piont this is something i would not say to do jsut becuase i have I understood the risk in letting them play and when they get to ruff I seperate them. But I only let one attuallu play with them. Ferrets are layed back like rats to a point. Also depending on how young the ferret is the rat could hurt him. They are preditors in the wild but in captivinty they can coniside together. Like the mice and snakes and mice and cats you see, but at any minute that could change. They can evn though domestic all the sudden snap.
I would intor them in sniffing and let them get us to the pressence of one another if you try it it it lunges or trys to go after it then either you cna teach it no or not try it agian.
Rat Garth, Ferrets Kodoe the 2nd and Roo
That is the stupidest thing I've ever seen a person do with their pets, just so they can have some cute pictures. You couldn't do anything at all if your ferrets decided to bite your rat, the cage is even between you!
That's just disgusting to me that someone would be willing to risk their pets' well being like that because "ZOMG GUYZ I HAVE A SPESHUL SNOWFLAKE FERRUT AND HES SOOPER SPESHUL BECUZ OF MY TRAINING".
We are as gods to the beasts of the fields. We order the time o' their birth and the time o' their death. Between times, we ha' a duty. - Terry Pratchett.
"Men have forgotten this truth", said the fox, "But you must not forget it. You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry