Can ferrets be ultra sensitive to sound??
I have a 3 year old female ferret I just received a few weeks ago. Since Saturday, I've been playing with a squeaky toy that she comes running to whenever played with. At first I thought it was cute, but the last few days I've noticed that she makes weird noises when the squeaky toy is ongoing, I guess I would describe it as a whimpering or whining to a chittering sound. Also, she seems to hiss (although she does this quite a lot while playing anyway). I've read these noises can be a sign of excitement, so I didn't really worry too much about them. Also, she licks and bites at my hands and arms alot while making the weird sounds (again, I thought she was excited and trying to play-we've been trying to break her of the habit of biting). She seems to have this reaction to every squeaky toy I've tried, as well as some electronic games I have that have noises in them. I'm beginning to wonder now if they're actually hurting her ears, like she's really sensitive to the sound. Has anyone heard of this or had any experience with this? How do I tell if she's having a good time or if it's hurting her? (I would have thought that if she didn't like it she would go away, not come towards it).
Thanks for any help!