Question by  sunil17 (11)

What does it mean when ferrets lay flat?

I know that lots of animals communicate with body language...


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

Some animals when they are frightened by a predator lie flat and play dead. This then hopefully puts the predator off and will leave the ferret alone putting off attacking the ferret.

posted by Anonymous
She is stalking you like a true predator! Or, depending on her mood, she is tired.  add a comment

Answer by  Lisa49 (81)

When ferrets lay flat, they are wanting to rest just like humans do when we lay flat. If they are on their stomach, they could be stretching their back. If they are on their back they might be watching TV.


Answer by  rfoltz33 (217)

This may be a mating ritual. Or if not, this could be how the ferret indicates submission or abilty to be dominated in presence of another ferret.


Answer by  Anonymous

my new ferret was doing it while my cat was sniffing it and I wanted to know if it meant that she was going to attack my cat


Answer by  ask123048 (128)

If he/she does this often, and for long periods of time, it could be a sign that your ferret is depressed. However, if it is only for a short amount of time, and while he is out playing, he might just be tired.

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