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In searching for a ferret (two possibly), what traits should I be looking for in a great ferret? Answered

Would this be like determining a puppy that suits you? If it is shy or not, and how it acts when you would first approach it. I understand that determining how the ferret/s or even a dog will act, later on, is all up to the owner.Also is there much of a difference between male and female ferrets, that is after they have been neutered. So yeah, thanks to anyone that can help me with this question.

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dutchypoodle

10 years ago

Howdy, love. I'm also in the market for a ferret-- so let me offer a few pieces of advice. Please do not de-scent your ferrets. The musk gland "puff" is not like a skunk's-- it smells a bit like flatulence, and it fades quickly. Besides, they only use the gland if they're frightened. If you can, ADOPT, don't buy from a breeder. Ferrets are a commonly discarded animal, since many people are too ignorant to have the females neutered. Not only is this a great way to save cash, but you'll also be rescuing an animal which would otherwise be destroyed. Other than that... Ferrets are active animals-- look for a bright eyes, a nose free of mucous, and a "busy" attitude. Don't expect a ferret to be cuddly-- although they're very affectionate and friendly, a healthy ferret usually prefers to stay active! When choosing a feed for your ferret-- remember; look for something HIGH fat, HIGH protein, and LOW fibre. EVO Dry ferret food is top notch. Sunseed's ferret food, on the other hand... Well, let's just say, avoid everything and anything with corn.

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memyselfand1

10 years ago

My friend has ferrets. They should be friendly, not too schitzo, so essentially the same as owning a puppy.