Ferrets UK: Hilarious moment pet owner tries to get eight lively animals into a cat carrier

Worse than herding kittens! Hilarious moment pet owner tries to get eight lively ferrets into a cat carrier

Mike and Gill Shaw keep three adult ferrets and five kits at their Chester home  The animals have to be moved daily from a day pen to their night hutch and backFootage showed Mr Shaw desperately trying to put the ferrets in a cat carrier 

A family of eight ferrets have left their owners struggling to maintain control of the situation – with even a cat carrier failing to contain them.

Mike and Gill Shaw, from Chester, own three adults and five kits, and find it difficult to transport them between their day pen and night hutch.

Footage shows the hilarious moment Mr Shaw tried to use a cat carrier to move the animals between locations at their house in Chester at the start of this month.

He almost managed to put the ferrets in the carrier with ease, as curiosity got the better of the animals and they went inside to check out the enclosure.

Mike Shaw tried to use a cat carrier to move his ferrets One of the ferrets makes its great escape

Footage shows the hilarious moment Mike Shaw tried to use a cat carrier to move his ferrets between locations at his house in Chester at the start of this month

It was only because Mr Shaw missed one and had to open the door again that things went awry.

It was a huge mistake as all the other ferrets immediately tumbled out.

Even as he attempted to shovel the wriggly animals back into the carrier, his efforts were fruitless.

A previous video, posted to Mr Car’s TikTok account, showed Mrs Shaw using a box to move the animals. 

A previous video, posted to Mr Shaw's close friend John Car's TikTok account, showed Mrs Shaw using a box to move the animals

A previous video, posted to Mr Shaw’s close friend John Car’s TikTok account, showed Mrs Shaw using a box to move the animals

Mrs Shaw desperately tries to stop the ferrets from leaping out of the box

Mrs Shaw desperately tries to stop the ferrets from leaping out of the box

It led to a hilarious clip showing Mrs Shaw desperately trying to stop the ferrets from leaping out of the box.

The couple’s close friend John Car, who filmed the clips, told MailOnline: ‘Having so many is very hectic but non-stop entertainment. Being social animals being in a larger group makes them much happier and playful.’

He said the box video had such a wide response, including the suggestion of using a cat carrier, they decided to make another.

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