Saphira was my first mink, when I got her she was a mink with a very strange personality, unlike Salem who always laid down next to me, she hated me, ever since she was very small she hated human contact. I'm not sure if she ever loved me, probably no, but she loved Amy so much. Amy is my first ferret and she is a wonderful helper when I bring home small minks and animals. Saphira felt in love with her from the first moment and Amy raised her up as her baby. There was something real special between them, that minks have probably never felt for another animal. But this magical bond, took Saphira even further away from me. Saphira was so happy to have Amy and she started trusting more. For a few months Saphira copied everything Amy did and we started having a very special bond. But it didn't last long. Everything changed when I rescued a 3 month old mink.
Saphira for her entire life has chosen Amy as a mom, and chosen me as a kind of ... friend. But when Baloo arrived home she choose him and left me behind completely. At 5 months she decided to love Amy more than anything, she barely tolerated Baloo and wanted me dead. She started attacking me every moment she got! I wasn’t able to pet Amy, and Amy started becoming depressed. I wasn’t able to live in my own house. So I made a decision. I let Saphira and Baloo live outside. When I took Saphira away form Amy she hated me even more. She started being very aggressive, her bites were the most painful bite I ever received and as more days passed by, more aggressive she became. Amy was happy without Saphira, because a mink has a very different way to play, but Saphira wasn’t. A mink, even the most sweet one, will probably try to kill every small animals on earth, but when Saphira 4 months later saw Amy she started dooking and kissed her a lot. After that Saphira started to tolerate me and started bite a little less. But all was lost, when two months later she passed away in my arms from organ malfunction. I miss her every single day.
Please, DON’T get a mink for your ferret, a mink is a VERY strong animal. Your ferrets could get hurt and WORSE killed. I was lucky with Saphira, but lots of minks kill ferret every year.