Ferrets seem like a great animal to have!
My name is Ben and I am 12 years old but I have had a lot of experience with small rodents and not so much, an animal that needs a whole lot of attention and maintenance.
I have had about 7 hamsters and 2 rats through my life, all except one hamster which died of old age. I have had an amphibian called an axolotl for the past year and I love it so much but you can’t really get it out and hug it.
I have just moved (back after 5 years) to England from Australia so I’m kind of a loner or a ‘Larry’ which is what everyone says here.
A ferret is not an option for me for 1-2 years because, at the moment, I am living in a rental with no animals allowed and I’ve blown all my cash on my axolotl; but an upside to that is it’s a one time payment. I’ll probably get fish when my axolotl goes because it will be a bit easier.
If I finally get round to asking for pocket money, which she said she was prepared to give me £5 a week, and I save for a year I’ll get around £260 off pocket money alone. Then there is my birthday which I normally just get money from (around £200) and Christmas where I can ask for money instead of prezzies. I will then bring it up to my parents when I have saved around 400£.
Now I just needed someone’s opinion and advice. I know to make sure there are non-carpeted rooms in a house when we come round to buying one because I don’t want to be wiping wee out of the carpet. I was wondering how much space I would need to devote to a ferrit. I keep the furniture in my room to a very small scale, mainly bed, bedside cabinet and a larger cabinet, so would it be an option to keep it in my room while unsupervised? Also with cages, would I get away with a large indoor rabbit cage that the ferret can go in and out at will (or shut in if required) and maybe a box in or out with old towels in for bedding? Also I have read on someone’s comment before that you can get ferret insurance; how much would that cost, is it worth it and does it cover annual vaccinations?
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