How to Buy a Ferret

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Written By Thurman Schinner

How much does it cost to buy a ferret?
Although the cost of the purchase of a ferret and its scheduled care will vary depending on the area, you can usually plan on spending anywhere from $75 to $250, with the average being around $100, for the ferret itself, depending on the pet store or breeder.
How do you buy a ferret?

The best place to buy a ferret is at a shelter. There are so many ferrets looking for forever homes and there is no greater feeling than knowing you saved an animal?s life. You can also buy a ferret for sale from Petco or a private breeder.

Are ferrets good pets to have?

Is it hard to own a ferret?

While ferrets are not for everyone, they can make great pets for the right owner. They are affectionate and bond with their owners, quiet for a large part of the day, and there are few pets as playful as ferrets. If you are considering a ferret, learn more about how ferrets make good pets.

Do ferrets stink?
A ferret is a demanding pet for a child, requiring careful adult supervision and the maturity of the child. The child must be able to recognize that a ferret behaves differently from a dog, cat, or other pet. The child must also be old enough to handle the responsibility of caring for the ferret.
How many years do ferrets live?

Do ferrets poop a lot?

?In spite of that,? said Fiorella, ?ferrets have a naturally occurring musky smell due to other scent glands in their skin.? After that, dirty ears, bathing too often, and not keeping their living space and bedding clean are big contributors to ferret smell.

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Do ferrets bite hard?

5 ? 10?years

Can a ferret eliminate a cat?
Is ferret poop toxic?
Another very important concept, and one that I often have to remind ferret owners of, is ?Don?t be a stool-gazer.? This means, don?t ascribe too much importance to an individual poop. Most ferrets will poop three or four times a day.
Where do ferrets go to the bathroom?

Can ferrets drink water out of a bowl?
They bite hard, intending to hurt you as much as possible. Babies may bite very hard if they are hungry, because they haven?t learned to distinguish food from fingers. Many ferret lovers deny that ferrets would hurt you on purpose unless they are frightened, but biting is natural behavior in young ferrets.
How do ferrets usually die?

Can ferrets eliminate you?

Although ferrets are smaller than most cats, they do not behave like prey. Ferrets are predators just as cats are. The ferret is just as likely to hurt and eliminate a cat as a cat is likely to hurt or eliminate them. Ferrets are predators and act as such, which is one of the reasons why these two pets can generally get along.

Can you get diseases from ferrets?

Be aware that ferrets can shed Salmonella and other germs. Avoid contact with animal poop and urine because it can make you sick. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water after feeding or cleaning up behind ferrets.

Can you sleep with a ferret?

Do ferrets learn their name?

The majority of ferrets prefer to go to the bathroom in a corner (you may have the occasional oddball who squats in the middle of the floor but that is the exception to the rule). When a ferret needs to go the bathroom, they will stop what they are doing and urgently search for their potty corner.

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Why does my ferret stare at me?