Q. Do you ship ? Yes 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 *
Flying will only be done thru Delta's Pet Safe Program. The Buyer is responsible for the cost of a Fit to Fly Exam from my Vet The Crate & all the Supplies to ready the crate to fly and for the cost of the Actual Flight itself.
Middle Earth Ferretry is now working with a USDA Licensed Ground Transporter and depending on there availability this is also an option for kit owners instead of flying.
Q. What is the cost to ship a ferret ? Price quotes below are current as of Jan 1st 2021 subject to change if the Airlines Change there policies or prices. Flight Ticket after taxes (Under 7lbs) ~ $ 300.00 USD ( Domestic Within the USA ) International Flights can be discussed Pm me with location for Quote Fit to Fly from health exam and paperwork from my vet ~$180.00 Crate/Veri Kennel & Materials ~ (Chicken Wire, Carefresh Bedding, Nuts and Bolts, Food Dish, Water Bottle, Zipties) to make crate ready to fly ~ $125.00 Unlike other breeders I do NOT charge gas/milage to take your kit to the airport.
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 5-8 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 & Freeze Dried Raw. Meat on the bone is excellent for keeping the ferrets teeth clean. I also give them organic quail eggs once a week along with various freeze dried meats and liver as treats. Do NOT feed your ferret ANY Sugar, Fruits or Vegetables Ferrets are STRICT Carnivores doing so will cause major health issue for your ferret down the road.
Q: Should I neuter or spay my ferret? " ALWAYS 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 in your home causing them distress and he could tear up their necks quite badly trying to mate. Hobs also "MARK" everything when they are in season. This is a mix of Urine and Semen hobs do this in hopes to attract a Jill. Once a hob is neutered he will normally calm down quite a bit and marking stops.
A Jill (female) needs to be bred or brought out of season with a jill jab given by your licensed veterinarian or put to a V- Hob (Vasectomized Hob). You can tell a jill is coming into season as her vulva will get wet and swell to quite a large size. If the jill is not brought out of season then she could develop Aplastic Anaemia and if left unnoticed she could die of infection. If a jill is left intact she could also develop Closed/Open Pyrometria which could also be life threatening.
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 standard ferret. A full angora ferret has no undercoat and the fur is 4 to 6 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 full angora is unable to produce enough milk to nurse their own 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 and have the same grooming requirements.