My name is Claire. I am nearly 13 and really really really want a ferret, but my parents won’t let me have one!
I’ve already got a dog and two gerbils but I really want a ferret to complete my pet family. I have done two powerpoints, written a two page long letter in size 12 font about why I should get a ferret, tried to talk to them, but they still won’t give in!
They told me I can’t have one because they are too much of a commitment and I won’t have time to care for it when I start studying for exams. They’re also saying that we have enough animals and don’t need more to look after, but I’m the one that does everything for the gerbils and I help out with the dog.
I have enough money to buy a ferret and everything it needs, and I get £20 a month pocket money, so I would be able to buy all the food and bedding every month. Please give me some advice!
35 thoughts on “Parents won’t let me get a ferret!”
I want a ferret soooooooooo bad i feel like i could die if i don’t get one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i am 10 years old and soooo badly want a ferret!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i have a hermit crab that just sits in its shell and does nothing but sit and drink and eat. that has been my only pet i have ever had!!!! i think its tome for an upgrade but my mom thinks i am fine with a faimly dog and cat and my hermit crabs!!! my brother and sister had a guinea pig i even tried asking for that but the anser was still no no and no. i was very lucky to even get a hermit crab. SO FRUSTRATED!!!
my mom says that she mite let me get a ferret when my sister is out of college. she is 15 so it won’t be to long
That’s great news!
Well hang in there and do lots of research about ferrets just to make sure you really know what they’re like as pets! All their good points as well as all their bad points so that you’re prepared when it’s time!!
Just be patient and before you know it, you’ll be old enough to get your ferret, if you still want to have one 🙂
Hi Nona. [: I haven’t wrote to you in a long time. i am going to camp tomorrow and getting back on friday.
how is your grandson doing?
Lovely to hear from you 😀
AJ is growing like a weed and is a gorgeous little guy (as any grandma would say – LOL!) 🙂
Hope you had a good time at your camp!
We’re stuck in winter here and it’s cold and wet. My bones don’t like cold but I am happy that there’s a lot of rain as we had several dry years in the past so need to get all our reservoirs filled up.
[:Camp was awesome! I will write more later.[: people are over for fathers day.
I am getting a 3d pen today!!!! It is made by creopop. you should look at it. it is awesome!! how is your grandchild? [:
Your pen sounds great! Hope you have many happy hours writing with it 🙂
AJ is going great, thank you 😀 We’re treating the kids and little kids to dim sum tomorrow so it’ll be fun to see everyone and have a fun time together!
Hope all is well at your end and that you have a lovely 4th of July!
We are going to a baby shower then after that we will go to a friends house for fourth of july. he even does his fire works! it is amazing! what are your plans?
So glad you’re going to have a fun day tomorrow 🙂
We don’t celebrate the 4th of July in Oz as a country but all the Americans living here will be doing specially things on the day I’m sure.
Actually I used to celebrate July 4 as it was my parents’ wedding anniversary so although they aren’t with me any more, I still celebrate with them in my heart!
oh.I forgot you don’t celebrate the fourth. Oops. [: how old is AJ now? I bet he is getting big!
He’s almost 4 months old now, Chloe, and yes, he’s a big boy and growing by the week! LOL! 😀
sorry I have not responded for sooooooooo long.]: life is so busy. how can you even keep up with this website! that must be a lot of work! I bet AJ ‘s birthday is coming up.[:
How are you going? Still enjoying your summer vacation?
Hahahaha, time is going past too fast for you 😉 AJ was born in March so still has a few more months to go until he turns one, but thanks for remembering him 😀
Hope all is well with you and that you’re enjoying the last week of summer!
Our Spring starts on Sept 1 – I can hardly wait as it’s been quite a wet winter, which is great for the lawns but yukky for getting around 😛
are your summers cold??? are summers are hot and are winters are cold. sorry, I keep thinking you are in my country.[: how are you ferrets doing? we started school a week ago. ugh!! I am so stressed and lonely.]: we are home schooled and my brothers and sister are way older than me. that is why I want a pet so much.
No, Chloe – we have very hot summers. Sometimes we could have a week of 100F+ temperature, which is a bit too much 😉
Our winters aren’t super cold – no snow – but our houses are built for the warmth so even though we have reverse cycle air conditioning, it can get pretty cold in the house during the winter months.
My two girls, Mojo and Kimiko, lost their fight with their illnesses and I had to take them to the vet for their final visits :'(
I was devastated and really thought it was a sign that I should stop being a ferret parent but my wonderful husband didn’t want to see me walking around looking so glum so he spoke to a good friend in our ferret society and brought home two beautifully boofy boys which had been handed in to ferret rescue!! The previous owner had a marriage breakup and when she had to go back and live with her parents, they wouldn’t allow her to bring her ferrets with her. Sadly her loss was my incredible gain!
I call them my little wolverines! LOL! ? and although I still miss my girls, these two helped to fill the ferret-shaped holes in my heart 😀
Oh. I am so sorry for the lose of your two ferrets. What are you going to name them? We live in Iowa so are winter is pretty cold.
I called them Misha and Grisha as they are nearly identical twins so I keep calling them by the wrong name 😮
I wanted the names to sound similar so that if I made a mistake and called one of them the wrong name, they wouldn’t get confused! ?
[: that is pretty smart! ha! So sorry I have not been able to be on here for a LONG time. How is Misha and Grisha???
Good to hear from you, Chloe 😀
All fine at this end of the world 🙂 The weather is slowly getting warmer, thank goodness, and my boys are shedding quite a bit of their fur as they all do before summer! I’ve had to make their collars smaller as they kept falling off their skinny necks! LOL!
Hope all is well with you! Are you getting excited about Halloween?
yea. (: it is just starting to get cold. ): Do you celebrate halloween? We just do trick or treat with are 8 year old cousins.
I can’t really get back to you that fast because of school.): but I will try to get back to you as fast as I can.
My husband used to go out with our kids when they were young to trick or treat while I stayed home to give visiting kids some candy but now all my kids have little kids of their own so we don’t do Halloween at our house 😉
Your place is getting cold while our place is SLOWLY getting warmer! So much nicer to have warm weather for my bones! LOL! 😀
Please don’t worry, Chloe. Lovely to hear from you when you can pop on but I totally understand you must be busy with school work and other things.
I’m in hospital at the moment – had an operation on my knee and was supposed to go home yesterday but since the wound is oozing, I have to stay in.
I always bring my soft toy ferret (called Monty) to put behind my neck when I lie in bed so everyone here knows me as the “Ferret Lady” as I tend to come here once a year 😮
I enjoy seeing familiar faces but miss being at home and playing with Mischa and Grisha, and Zac 😉
I didn’t know you were in the hospital. ): I hope you feel better. Who is zac???
Zac is our puppy dawg 😀
I had my operation on Oct 24 and was supposed to go home on the 27th but the wound wouldn’t stop oozing so I had to stay in until it dried. Only got out yesterday 😮
So good to be home again!
how is DJ doing? One of my friends let me hamster set her hamster while they went to Norway. (: I was so excited! When I got mom really liked it and started asking me the if you had a hamster would you let so and so hamster set it. But then are dog started going nuts and would not leave the hamster alone. Are dog was bugging mom so much that she is thinking of asking my friends mom if we could drop it off at another friends house until they got back. Everything is ruined and now am questioning if mom will ever let me get a guinea pig or ferret. ): If it not for are dog I would have gotten a hamster. Do you know any ways to get my dog to calm down? nothing seems to work.
Hi there Chloe
AJ is great and growing by the day! He’s such a cutie <3 Thanks for asking 🙂
It's a real shame that your dog reacted to the hamster like it did 🙁 I think that it might be a good idea not to get a small animal in case your dog kills it!
Perhaps you should just wait until you leave home to get a small pet?
Hope you have a great Christmas!
I guess you are right. ): I still really want one and it is sad to think that I wont be able to have one until I am older. I hope you have a great Christmas!
Hi Chloe, I really want a ferret too. I have no pets, only the family dogs and cats. I wish I could get one. This was helpful. Thanks
I am 13 years old and I want a ferret so BAD but my parents won’t let me. I have a guinea pig and so does my sister and take care of them both I have more than the responsibility to take care of a ferret. I want a ferret as an ESA (Emotional Support Animal) but my parents will not let me I have more than enough time and money. I want this so bad please help me! Any tips?
P.S I have done extensive research and I would not bring any animals into my care if I couldn’t take care of them. bye guys xx
Hi Ferret Lover
I’m sorry that your folks aren’t keen to have a ferret in the house. Perhaps they’ve read that ferrets are vicious, or that they smell and will make their house smell. I don’t know but I’m sure they have their reason ?
I’m sure you’ve read the comments on this page by other kids; take a look at the comments on this page, as they might give you some ideas on how to approach your parents …
I’ve added some comments on that page too so perhaps they will also help you to get ideas on what to say to your folks.
If they are adamant that you can’t have one, then I guess you’ll just have to wait until you leave home and get your own place!
I hope you get your ferret – as they really are the most gorgeous little creatures on earth – but, unfortunately, they can also get sick and that would mean vet bills ?