Barton is happy to wind up teammates to keep morale sky high at Loftus Road.
Ferdinand told The Sun: "The sign of a happy dressing room is the banter - and the stick given out here is first class. Joey insists he had nothing to do with Jay's boots or Shaun's high-chair.
"But I'll let others decide whether they believe him or not.
"Joey is an amazing character and he has given nicknames to everyone.
"He's called me Scooby because he reckons I look like Scooby Doo when I pull some facial expressions.
"I can't see it myself but I'll take it. At least I haven't got his hairstyle. Joey's floppy fringe makes him look like one of the Human League."