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  • #569827
    Aphelion
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      That is so weird… I never knew ferrets (and gerbils!?) were illegal in some states. Can you at least own a hamster? πŸ˜†

      #569828
      Starbreeze
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        Nambroth wrote:

        ruffian wrote:

        They are anoter animal that pet shops should not be allowed to sell, way to many people buy them not knowing how much care they need, and they end up abandoned so fast and often.

        This is the sad, sad truth for many animals. Increasingly we are in the ‘throw away’ age, where a disturbingly large percentage of the population simply discards that which they do not want for the next thing, and this seems to apply to pets as well πŸ™

        So sad, but true. πŸ™

        #569829
        NirvanaCat13
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          tc_cat333 wrote:

          One of my ferrets steals chocolate and hides it… and one or the other ones steals rubber things, like my rubber duckies…

          That would be a pain to cast and paint, but you could do a winged ferret with a chunk of still wrapped chocolate in his mouth πŸ˜† πŸ˜† Kinda like the Sun Dragon with the cheese! 😈

          #569830
          Purplecat
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            Oooh!! Winged ferret!! Definately put me on the list!! I LOVE river otters if you ever decide to do one of those!!

            #569831

            Nirvanacat13 wrote:

            tc_cat333 wrote:

            One of my ferrets steals chocolate and hides it… and one or the other ones steals rubber things, like my rubber duckies…

            That would be a pain to cast and paint, but you could do a winged ferret with a chunk of still wrapped chocolate in his mouth πŸ˜† πŸ˜† Kinda like the Sun Dragon with the cheese! 😈
            Haha Nirvana. Good idea. πŸ˜€

            #569832
            Lupin
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              I will so need a ferret sculpt if you ever make it!! I don’t currently own a Ferret because I wont buy from a pet store and I can’t find a breeder I could trust. I’m stupidly picky about most/all of my furkids. I keep thinking of adopting a rescued one but it takes even more specific timing and patience to bring home a new pet with potentially major, and unknown mental/health problems that we didn’t make!! πŸ˜›

              #569833
              DantheDragon
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                Oh man, I’d love to have a ferret O.O I always wanted one, but alas, I’m planning to continue to live out the rest of my life in CA πŸ™ Maybe the laws will change? *crosses fingers*

                #569834
                Melody
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                  ddvm wrote:

                  Do you know there was a ferret magazine would that would mail the magazine to CA in a plain brown wrapper like it was porn? And I know a veterinary endocrinologist from CA who says he sees a ton of ferrets in CA. Everybody comes in with some story “Oh, it’s my cousin’s ferret and he’s just visiting…” He tells them he’s not in the habit of ratting out the owners.

                  I understand why Hawaii doesn’t allow ferrets after the mongoose fiasco but CA makes NO sense. HI at least is an island – they won’t be able to swim there. CA is worried about them colonizing it – but, hey, there are ferrets in all the surrounding states, most ferrets are sold neutered and many ferrets are very picky about what they eat so they can’t survive on their own.

                  Don’t even get me started on New York City and ferrets. πŸ˜†Yes! I subscribed to that once just to get ferret pics. I stopped because I was afraid I would get raided! I didn’t have a ferret!

                  #569835
                  Melody
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                    Lupin wrote:

                    I will so need a ferret sculpt if you ever make it!! I don’t currently own a Ferret because I wont buy from a pet store and I can’t find a breeder I could trust. I’m stupidly picky about most/all of my furkids. I keep thinking of adopting a rescued one but it takes even more specific timing and patience to bring home a new pet with potentially major, and unknown mental/health problems that we didn’t make!! πŸ˜›

                    So how do you get a good one? I’ve known some very nice ones.I think with all animals, it is just luck. Take cats, some are golden and some are total basket cases. Ya never know what is inside the fur.

                    #569836
                    Lupin
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                      So how do you get a good one? I’ve known some very nice ones.I think with all animals, it is just luck. Take cats, some are golden and some are total basket cases. Ya never know what is inside the fur.

                      Maincoon who was better than any gaurd dog on the planet and lived happily and healthy from ’87 until 2003 starting at an unknown age and history, and a Dalmation who at 11 years of age has no genetic defects that have appeared, and spaz cat is from a Cat House in the making and has no health problems… LOTS of mental problems, and not all of them made by the house of horrors. Otherwise I definitly agree with you, but I’ve known some that would break your heart by Health, temperment is usually influenced by not only the genes but also experiences before and after and you never know what the neighbours are doiing to your pets in those 5 seconds you turn your head to look after your other children. πŸ‘Ώ But Temperment can be lived with, My family has more than a few stories of cat’s that everyone thinks should be put down for being mean or spazes but we keep ’em and love ’em anyway!!! πŸ˜€

                      #569837
                      Jason
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                        When it comes to selecting Ferret breeders here in Canada there are only 2 breeders that sell to pet stores one in Manitoba and the other in Quebec. So all ferrets come from one or the other breeder. Also all ferrets are sold spade or neutered and all also have their scent glands removed. The one problem with ferrets I have found is that they are prone to diseases, such as adrenal disease and to cancer. Which means vet bills can often be pricy. They have linked adrenal disease to early spaying or neutering, but tell a breeder to keep the ferret a extra month before fixing it so it reduced the chance of adrenal disease, they pump them out to pet store like candy in a candyshop. after all everyone is after the almighty $$ and most pet store only offer a 90day warrenty on them. Anyway we had a ferret with a lump in its chest cavity we had only had it for 1year when it developed this problem, the vets out there do not know much about ferrets and there is no vet that really specializes on them so information and treatments are limited, we had to get a sonogram on it which cost $500.00 then a whole bunch of steroids, and by the end of it all the ferret passed away a month later. Our other ferret developed a lump on its hind leg and passed away before we could even get it diagnosed. My mother inlaw has 5 ferrets which 2 have adrenal disease. So anyway ferrets are cute and cuddly and often quiet ammusing, but buyer beware, they ofern dont live past 5-6 years and the vet bills are expensive and the vet knoweledge out there about ferret diseases is very limited. But hey that has not stopped us from getting more, we just get them from ferret shelters now from people who bring them in who can no longer look after them or who realize how much care they need and do not have the time for it.

                        #569838
                        Lupin
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                          That Kirin, is Exactly why I don’t have a ferret, I do not believe in helping to supply petstores. I refuse to knowingly buy from a “Supply” breeder. They do much the same as Puppy mills and don’t try to breed the healthiest to the healthiest, and almost never believe in genetic testing or removing known high risk breeders from their breeding stock. I’m just picky I think it’s cruel what these people do to the poor babies just to raise a dollar.

                          #569839
                          Jason
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                            That is why I dont buy anything from petstores anymore either, as i said we get our ferrets from a local shelter, their bedding we got from ebay from a lady who makes stuff to help run her shelter is is called little feet ferret retreat. And all the food we buy from online from the ferret depot. The only time I even go into a pet store is to buy the ferret magazine for my wife once and a while. She is a registered animal health technician and she would never step foot in any pet store either, becuase the majority of petstores hire people with no qualifications to be dealing with or handling animals. The animals are often ignored or neglected and the people working there are all on commision so they often lie to you and tell you what you wnat to know just to get the sale.

                            #569840
                            tc_cat333
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                              Does anyone know where I can get cute little ferret cloths?

                              #569841
                              Melody
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                                tc_cat333 wrote:

                                Does anyone know where I can get cute little ferret cloths?

                                Ebay, probably. Tons of ferret stuff on there!

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