The Scroll-Down: Slinky Ferret

What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs, and makes a slinkity sound?

A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing!

Everyone knows it’s Slinky.

It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky, it’s fun, it’s a wonderful toy.

It’s Slinky, it’s Slinky! It’s fun for a ferret or boy.



  1. I want to see him slinking down the stairs in it! 🙂

  2. DaytimeDeb says:

    Oh man, not only did I miss being ***** ******, but Zuzzie stole my comment, too!!

    [Trust me, you’re better off this way. – Ed.]

  3. He’s doin’ it wrong

  4. I am completely in love with him.

  5. Soooo many questions. Did he get in there by himself? What was he thinking?? Was he making progress? (There’s quite a bit behind his tail, so I guess he was.) Did he ever get out? Did they have to cut him out? And, if cats go to BoxHab, is he headed for CoilHab?

  6. HAHAHAHAHAHA awesome!!!

  7. I’m not sure it’s funny at all

  8. Go little ferret, go!

  9. Starlinguk says:

    Um, agi, he got in. Why shouldn’t he get out? It’s not as if the coil tapers.

  10. but its too looooong for him.. but yes i hope he got out. 🙂

    [You don’t know much about ferrets, do you? There’s no danger here. – Ed.]

  11. Everyone wants a Slink-Ferret! You want to get a Slink-Ferret! 😛

  12. Indiscreet says:

    I’m sure he got out. Ferrets will crawl through anything. And yes, they will try and run up your trouser leg.

  13. VentureSister says:

    Oh, yes, time for some sweet, sweet nuffing.

  14. There is just about nothing a ferret can’t get himself into!

  15. oh i wish this was a video!!

  16. “It’s FerretGym! Yours for only three payments of $19.95! Call in the next five minutes, and you’ll receive our patented FerretTubeSock as a special gift!”

  17. I want to stroke all the fur sticking out through the coils!

  18. Looks like he’s trussed up ready for the oven.

  19. I bet he thinks it’s the funnest thing he’s ever done. What a riot! 😀

  20. 260Oakley says:

    And if two ferrets get in it, it’s Kinky.

  21. F

    [Exactly. – Ed.]

  22. OK that does it C.O. !!!!! First you make me cry with the doggy video and now you make me feel old because I remember when those slinky commercials where on our enormous black and white 15 inch TV!!!!
    What next my weight? 😉

  23. SLINKYHAB! Or should it be Tunnelhab? What is to ferrets, rabbits, and rodents everywhere as boxes are to cats. The mad instinct to burrow makes them crave tiny cave-like spaces. THEY CANNOT RESIST!

    I think this is adorable and I hate ferrets. Okay, that wasn’t fair of me. I don’t HATE them. They just aren’t to my liking.

  24. toffiffeezz says:

    260Oakley you’ve done it again… Your comment made me crack up on a bad morning 🙂 Thanks

  25. We are BorgFerret, and you will be assimilated.

  26. @chanpon-I’m a Trekkie so I loved your comment

    It truly is the perfect ferret toy…the ultimate challenge…

  27. ARRRRGGG! I’ve got the fraking slinky song stuck in my head!!!

  28. Cambridge_Rat_Mom says:

    They were always out of the ferret model when I went to the store.

  29. I never saw the original Slinky commercials, but I sort of knew the jingle. To show my age, the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this was Log.

    “It’s Log, it’s Log, it’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood! It’s Log, it’s Log, it’s better than bad, it’s good!”

  30. Argh! First, the morning starts off when I’m on my new diet/exercise program (oh, help…) and then you make me cry with the doggie video….

    And now I have a combination of the slinky tune and the log tune from ren and stimpy stuck in my head….

    @ Samantha, that popped in my head too! And it won’t go away!!

  31. What rolls down the stairs, alone or in pairs,
    Rolls over your neighbor’s dog?
    It fits on your back, it’s great for a snack,
    It’s Log, Log, Log!

  32. It’s better than bad, it’s good!!

  33. That ferret is just fine and will do that again aaaaaaaaalllllllllllllllllllllllllllll day lo-o-o-ng!

  34. Samantha, you stole mine!!! 🙂 And here I was feeling so hip for knowing *both* jingles via personal experience.

    If I could fit a rhyme here I would
    It’s more often bad than good!

  36. Felicityanne says:

    Ferret, ferret
    Considerable merit
    Got no room to share it
    Or otherwise he would

  37. He reminds me of the Grinch, slinking along and stealing presents.

  38. This made my morning so much better. Thank you. Also, wouldn’t he work great as a necklace?

  39. resriechan says:

    This item hits all my A+ buttons…I’m not usually a Ferreter….but this is pretty darn charming all by itself BUT THEN ya add in the all-time classic toy Slinky and bring in the “Slinky” theme song as a cherry on top???

    WIN WIN WIN (etc., etc. & so forth).

    A Happy CO Person (Purrson)


  40. Robin G-great idea! Better than one of those awful “fox biting its tail” things!

  41. hey Tacti, ferrets are not rodents they are in the family Mustelidae (weasels). They are meat eating predators, only mine refuse to eat real meat!

  42. DaytimeDeb says:

    Pebble, I love the way you both spelled and defined “ferret” in your posting!

    @ed., Why the asterisks in my post #2? Just curious. I’m have comatose from all the rain we’ve been getting here (it makes me so sleepy), and I don’t get it.

  43. Shadowtiger says:

    So…a ferret, which is pretty much a furry knee sock with a slinky inside it, is inside another slinky. Put a furry knee sock around THAT and you’ve got recursive ferretudinousness until the heat death of the universe.

  44. I feel like humming the theme song to “The Great Escape.”

  45. I have said FOR YEARS that ferrets are like fur-covered slinkies! Now I have Conclusive Proof! Thank you, CO!

  46. Argyle Donkeypants says:

    People, I’ve got 5 ferrets, and believe me when I say that the odds of a ferret staying put somewhere he doesn’t want to be lie somewhere between “Yeah, right” and “Not a chance.”

    By the looks of this guy, I’d say that he’s convinced that he has perfected the art of not being seen.

  47. resriechan says:

    (waving cheerfully)

    HI AD!!

    NOW THAT sure ‘splains a LOT, about your quirky-cool-cleverness….as well as reasons why your closet contains single socks and not only Argyle but also Paisley Donkeypants!!!!!!!!

    Peace & squirminess to all.

  48. I have had a ferret run up my pant leg. The pants were fairly tight jeans. Thus, ferrets can and do get up into and out of small spaces… ahem…

    My boyfriend at the time said that the look on my face during the whole procedure almost made him wet his pants.

  49. Considering how much it hurt when I put a slinky on my not-that-hairy arm and let it “close” not knowing it would then rip out a bunch of my hair, I feel really bad for the poor little fuzzy ferret if they let it “close” on it…

  50. Queen of Dork says:

    I’ve never lived with a ferret before so the thing about this picture that surprised me is how very loooooooonnnnnnggggg it looks. Wow. Stretchyfied. Kind of reminds me of a really large and furry centipede or a snake or something. Wow.

  51. Eeeheeheehee! I’m not worried at all about the ferret. Even if he did not have amazing ferreting capabilities, his loyal hooman can just collapse the slinky to help him out… 🙂

  52. @BonzoGal 🙂 Well at least your boyfriend did not TAKE a video of the entire event 🙂 I guess you told him would HE like a ferret in his jeans 😈

  53. I’m not comfortable with this…s/he could have been seriously hurt! 😦

  54. “Slinky” jingle earworm!! Augggghhhh!

  55. cheryl (and the cats) says:

    about ferrets in pants: don’t they have nasty, poky little teeth?
    No thanks; I have enough trouble with the cats under the bedclothes.

  56. They do have suitable ferret toys that are much safer than this wire slinky that can
    harm this poor ferret.this wire can tangle, choke, and twist the ferret, don’t people think before they do anything? Maybe someone shoud take the owner down the ferret isle and show them there is a toy just like this for ferrets but it is actually
    “ferret safe” it has a coating on it and not all wire.