Q. Do you ship ? Yes and No It Depends on your location and time of year ( weather ) You may also pick up in person at my home, or at a ferret show. Pickup at a show may be done in my Hotel room if arranged beforehand.
* If approved for Shipping it will be done at Buyers Full Expense * It will also only be done thru United's Pet Safe Program. The Buyer is responsible for the cost of a Fit to Fly from my Vet The Crate and all the Supplies to ready the crate to fly and for the cost of the Actual Flight itself.
Q: What is a ferret?
The scientific name for a ferret is Mustela Putorius Furo. They are closely related to the weasel, otter, and stoat. The ferret is domesticated and it is rumoured to of been domesticated for over 2,500 years.
Q: How do ferrets fare as pets?
Ferrets can make excellent pets and live an average of 8 years with excellent care and diet. Ferrets are interactive and love to play, ferrets typically sleep around 18 hours a day. They need to be let out for at least 4 hours a day for play and interaction. They do best when kept with other ferrets since they are very sociable and love to play and sleep together. The ferret also tends to be a very clean animal. Once a ferret is neutered/spayed, they only have a very light smell Bedding should be changed regularly. If you do not neuter/spay your ferret, then it normally will have a musky smell that some people find offensive.
Q: What do you feed your ferrets?
I feed my ferrets a very balanced raw diet. Whole prey, commercial grinds, and Raw meat on the bone is excellent for keeping the ferrets teeth clean. I also give them organic quail egg once a week along with freeze dried meats and liver as treats.
* Do NOT ever feed your ferret ANY type of Sugar. Ferrets are STRICT Carnivores Doing so will cause major health issue for your kit down the road *
Q: Should I neuter or spay my ferret? " YES " The Hob (male) will go into rutt / season, and can put off an odour that can be quite offensive to some people. He will also probably try to mate with other ferrets whether they are male or female causing them distress and he could tear up their necks quite badly trying to mate. Once a hob is neutered he will normally calm down quite a bit.
A Jill (female) needs to be bred or brought out of season by your vet each year.
You can tell a jill is coming into season as her vulva will swell to quite a large size. If the jill is not brought out of season then she could develop Aplastic Anaemia. If left unnoticed she could die. However If she is left intact she could also contract Pyrometria which could also be life threatening. So it is much easier to spay your jill and neuter your hob so that you will not have to worry about any of these problems in the future.
Q: How does the angora ferret differ from the normal ferret?
The angora ferret has a few physical traits that makes them stand apart from the normal ferret. A full angora ferret has no undercoat and the fur is 2 to 4 inches in length. They also have an extra fold in the nostril area and sometimes will have a tuft of hair either on or inside the nose. The nose cleft can vary from very slight to very noticable. The female angora in most cases also have a defect which makes them unable to produce enough milk to nurse their young.
Q: Do angora ferrets require any special care or grooming? If kept clean, you shouldn’t have any problems, They smell no different than a standard ferret.