I Wish I had a Ferret!!!!!!!!!

by Farrahn

I’m 13 and I want a ferret soooooo bad!

My mom is kinda squemish and we have a parakeet, 2 cats, a dog, and 6 chickens. She thinks that she is the only one who takes care of them, but she doesn’t care about them. My other parakeet died a month a go and I still cry when I think about it, but when I told her about it, she just said that she was sorry like it was just my loss!

I just moved down to the basement, and there is a whole unfurnished room with laminate flooring that would be PERFECT for a ferret or two… I really want to be a vet when I grow up so this would be the perfect oppertunity to interact with all kinds of animals, plus my science teacher last year had rats and we got to hold them before class. They loved me the best!!!!!!!!!!

The pet stores in my area don’t carry ferrets, so I think I should get one from an animal shelter somewhere. I’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Comments for I Wish I had a Ferret!!!!!!!!!

Jul 27, 2011 Ferrets

by: Anonymous

Right I really want a ferret but my mum really doesn’t. I have been begging for 1.

Jun 01, 2010 It takes time!
by: Ellie Rimmington

I’m now 15, and I’ve wanted a Ferret since I was 13 years old!

I used to beg my Mum and Dad every day for one, they had none of it! They told me they would be the only ones who looked after it and that because we’ve had so many pets in the past that I haven’t been able to look after, I have no chance of getting one.

When my sister and I were younger, we had Guinea Pigs, I was only about 6 or 7, so I couldn’t look after them anyway, that wasn’t my fault! But when I was about 12 or 13, I thought I’d have a hamster seeing as my ferret plan wasn’t going to well.. I called her Honey and she was the loveliest hamster I have still come across! I had her since she was a few weeks old and she lived for two and a half years.. Which is really good for a hamster! She became ill with old age and I didn’t like to see her suffer, so I took her to the vet and they put her down. It was horrible.

I have now got a job and have promised my parents I will look after my ferret like I did with my hamster and pay for everything myself! They have finally agreed but said if I don’t look after it well, they will be taking it to a rescue centre for ferrets in our Hometown. I said this was fair enough.

I’ve now bought a cage which cost me nearly £60, it has a built in run and a big area to sleep in. It’s made of wood and I’m really happy with it. My ferret will be sleeping outside in its cage, is this ok?

I have been doing loads of research whilst I am waiting for my cage to arrive, and when I think I know enough about them, I will purchase one which is close to my area! I still don’t feel I know much, so I will keep looking, but I am very exited!

Mum and Dad don’t really want the ferret in the house too much off a lead, so I will be taking it for loads of walks and playing with it in the garden and in my bedroom. I hope this is ok..

Please get back to me! Thanks! 🙂

Jan 24, 2010 I wish I had a Ferret
by: JC

From the other comments here, they are so right on !!!

Ferrets can be & in most cases are very costly.
I have had 8 sweeties. I now have 5. 3 of my babies have passed away from Adernal disease & insulinoma.

I have one old gal, Zoie, who has Adrenal disease & Insulinoma and the vet bills have been high.

They need the best food you can buy to stay healthy & clean cages & plenty of room to play when they are up.

You sound like a very responsable young boy & I too would suggest that you do your research & plan ahead.

Good luck, I’m sure when you do get your baby you will be a wonderful ferret owner.

Jan 22, 2010 Know what you are getting into
by: Anonymous

Ferrets really are lot of fun but a very big responsibility. They are very high maintenance animals. Around the age of 3 to 5 they start to have problems. I just had a ferret pass away from adrenal disease and my other ferrets have it too. One just had surgery last month and the other will be going in for surgery soon. Probably next Friday.

You sound really excited about getting this ferret and I don’t want to talk you out of it but you really need to know what you are getting into before you do it. They are very expensive pets. They get into everything. My first ferret ate the rubber feet off of a foot massager and got a blockage in her intestines. The vet bill just for that was $300. The surgeries have been twice that or more. That doesn’t count special medicine or visits that they have had to take related to the adrenal disease.

I suggest getting the book Ferrets for Dummies and reading everything on this website before you get the ferret. You could also suggest that your mother read it too. Maybe she won’t be so squeamish.

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