Originally Posted by dereksbicycles
You know, in the ferret world, some of the ferrets end up being deaf. I never heard anything about ferrets being HOH. If there were deaf and hearing only, then no HOH people will be picking on others. See, You never see a HOH ferret picking on deaf or hearing ferrets. That is because the term HOH ferrets don't exist. Therefore, ferrets don't get picked on as much as us humans do.
Ferrets are more pure beings who live on a higher level.
Large ferret groups are very accepting of any ferret, no matter if deaf or hearing.
Some ferrets may become hoh due to presbycusis. I am certain they maintain their membership and ferret ranking, and the other ferrets just gesture more broadly until they acclimate.