There is a video of a ferret biting on someone's hand, guiding it towards a shoebox filled with kits (baby ferrets). It tends to appear alongside the claim that the ferret wants its caregiver to meet her kits.
As adorable as that may sound, it also sounds unlikely (at least to me). I know pets learn to trust their caregiver to the point where they'll let them handle their offspring, but insisting on it?
I've seen some argue that the ferret mistakes the fingers for more kits (on one hand, their eyesight is relatively poor. on the other hand, their sense of smell is excellent).
I don't expect a conclusive answer as it pertains to ferrets, but I do wonder if a similar phenomenon has been explored in any other animal.