What a fabulous website, thanks for all the information!
Having grown up with dogs and cats and having lost my last cat, who was 19, I have decided that neither a dog nor cat will fit in my lifestyle, and it would be nice to have something different. I’ve seen ferrets in my local pet store and they really appeal to my extrovert streak! I’ve done a fair bit of reading and research and feel that a ferret is well suited to me, giving me endless entertainment and companionship, but I still have a few niggling doubts.
I am a mature adult, live alone, hike, cycle and travel by car towing a small trailer a lot, consequently don’t have a huge social life. I am retired so my time is my own and I have lots of it to spend with a ferret. During the winter months I share a house with my daughter in Canada. It’s possible to ferret-proof parts of the house so it would not be a problem to have a ferret there, but I spend the summer months travelling.
I would purchase a cage for the ferret but do not have the room in the trailer for a multi-story cage. I don’t have a problem with letting the ferret have free run of the trailer whilst I’m there, and as I spend most of my time outside I could always rig up a fenced area on grass. Hopefully the ferret could be trained to ride in a basket on the bike, and in a bag whilst hiking.
Does anyone have any thoughts, opinions or criticisms?
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