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If after reading
everything about ferrets & health care and you have decided that ferrets will
make a good pet in your household. Please visit your local
ferret shelters first
before heading to breeders and pet stores.
They acquire ferrets for various reasons.
They are handled/loved every day and let out to socialize with humans and other
animals. Those ferrets that have health issues are usually kept at the
shelter forever because no one wants the medical bills and the heartache.
If you think you can provide a forever home for the unhealthy ones and provide
for them medically, please check out the local
shelters will have various ages in their shelters so check them out first.
You will have to go through an adoption process before acquiring your ferret.
The reason for this is to make sure you know as a ferret owner what is expected of you.
Some will ask you to fill out paperwork and attend training workshops to educate
you about how to properly care for the ferret. They hope by this
method that they will be successful and when the ferret leaves the shelter, they
are going into a knowledgeable, forever home.
The ferrets have been kept with them until after 16 weeks of age. Some
keep them until they are 1 year of age to insure they are healthy and do not
have any birth defects or health issues that need to be dealt with. They
are handled/loved every day and let out to socialize with humans along with
other animals. You will have to go through an adoption process before
acquiring your ferret. This is to make sure that you are aware of the
differences between Jills and Hobs. You will be asked to fill out
paperwork stating you will have your ferret spayed/neutered based on your
needs/wants. We work very closely with shelters and want to make sure that
people aren't acquiring ferrets for other reasons and end up filling up the
shelters to the max. If you want to adopt from a
breeder, please check out this reputable breeder group and
links. They will
assist you by educating you and helping you find the nearest reputable breeder in your area.
Their ferrets have typically been spayed/neutered before 16 weeks of age.
They will appear smaller when they reach their full growth. When first
purchased, the ferret might appear more nipping, excess fidgety, or tense due to
lack of socialization while kept in cages. Most major pet stores obtain
ferrets from large breeding farms and a prospective owner should be aware that
certain undesirable traits may be present in new ferrets. If purchasing from a
pet store, make sure you plan on working with the ferret to show him/her that
unacceptable behavior is not acceptable and be real PATIENT with them as they have
been caged most of their time.
Jill vs. Hob