Simon Whitehead

Simon Whitehead adapts his usual techniques, inviting a friend to shoot with him over his ferrets as they tackle a rabbit problem in Norfolk

Q)I have two pet ferrets and am interested in working them. Do you need to train ferrets to hunt rabbits or do they do it naturally? Also, if I do…

Q) I have been shooting a lot of rabbits recently and am feeding them whole to my ferrets. The problem is that the ferrets are now picking up ticks, though…

Q) My ferrets constantly tip their water bowl and in order to stop this I fastened it to the floor. Now, however, they just fill it with bedding material and…

Q) This year I am going to get my son his first ferret. He is an eager 10-year-old who has been ferreting with his brother for as long as I…

Q) Recently my hob ferret escaped from his hutch and remains missing. Where are the best places to enquire or advertise the fact that he has gone astray? And are…

Q) Can you tell me what kind of lurcher would be best for ferreting? I intend to acquire one, but I have been told that some types are better than…

Q) I have kept back a couple of hob ferrets from last year’s breeding, and though they have been housed together since they were born, they are now starting to…

Q) I ferret some large warrens and am often alone when doing so. The problem with this is that I am afraid of losing a ferret if it wanders off…

Q) Though I have always been an advocate of feeding flesh, fur and feather to my ferrets, I am well aware that the modern complete ferret foods are claimed to…