by Anonymous 😛
I’m fourteen and I got my ferret about 8 months ago, and my obsessive research was very similar to the other girls my age back there. My mom didn’t agree either….so dad and I surprised her one Saturday!
We needed a fun pet who could, unlike a cat or a dog, not require mom to do anything and be able to live in our unfinished basement.
Before all the ferret mommas go all crazy on me, he has tons of blankets, a big super pet 3 story cage, and two big connected Marshall playpens to roam around in. He also gets at least 2 hours of play a day. Because I wanted to start fresh, I got a less than 1 year old ferret from PETCO(along with all of the supplies).
WARNING TO ALL PETCO BUYERS: 1)My Petco didn’t cut my ferret’s nails, so your first stop should probably be the vet, because all you gain from attempting to do it yourself are some cut up arms and a cranky ferret
2) Next time, I would probably get one from a shelter, but I’m glad I have my baby, Chui!
He is a lot more work than I thought he would be, or maybe it just seems like more because of the more work I get in 8th grade. He’s relatively good with his litter box, but I usually get a little present every day. His first bath, because he hated water, was a horrible experience which I never plan on doing again (unless it is necessary).
I wanted a second ferret, but my dad said that it is just another life to take care of, and I decided that Chui would just do good with more play. Here’s the shopping list that I got for my first ferret:
-High fat and protein diet
-Lock n crock
-Marshall Tunnel or drain guard
-Toothbrush and toothpaste
-Ferretone*MUST HAVE :D*
-Small animal KONG
All including ferret added up to $300. Vet appt-$50
Ferrets are great pets who will always make you laugh, but if you have a busy schedule then they are NOT for you. You need to commit at least 2 hours to them, and if you want to go to a friend’s house: Find a little sibling to dump the hours of work on!
I also wanted to say that this is a great website! I wish I saw this earlier. I also recommend:
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