Baby Ferrets for Sale?

A ferret for sale can cost anywhere from $100 to $500 depending on where you buy them. A ferret from Petco is typically $150. If you choose to get a ferret from a private breeder, they can cost up to $500 for specialty breeds like angora (long hair) or hybrid (part polecat).

You can adopt a ferret from a shelter, buy one from Petco, or purchase one from a private breeder. We dedicated 6 hours per day to spending time with him, litter training him and teaching him to cuddle.

They still struggle with potty training but the minor hassle is worth the joy they bring into our home. The key takeaway: If you decide to get an adult ferret, make sure you spend a good amount of time with them before you take them home to see that their personality is compatible with yours. There are so many ferrets looking for forever homes and there is no greater feeling than knowing you saved an animals life.

Credit: Katy HFerrets are extremely social creatures and require a lot of attention to stay happy. Are you prepared to spend hours training a kit (baby) or would you prefer a ferret who already knows how to use a litter box? Are you okay with supporting large-scale breeding mills or
would you like to give an older, abandoned ferret a second chance?

Do you have time to devote to interacting and bonding with
your ferret or should you opt to get him or her a friend to play with instead? I dont have a ferret, but they are so cute and the videos and pics make me happy :). @robertinhacor

How much does a baby ferret cost?

Depending on the type, a kit (a baby ferret) will cost around $100 – 500, and an adult will cost about $100 – 300. Pet stores usually sell them for cheaper to compete with breeders, but less expensive isn’t always better.

Can you buy a baby ferret?

California is one of the few states that prohibit pet ownership of ferrets. Ferrets are Mustelids, the biological family that also includes otters, mink, weasels, and polecats. … Despite intensive lobbying to legalize ferrets in California, however, you cannot legally keep a ferret in California without a permit.

Has a ferret killed a baby?

(AP) _ A 2 1/2 -month-old baby died after she was attacked in her sleep by the family’s pet ferret, authorities said. … Vivian Bettencourt of suburban Hillsboro bled to death after she was repeatedly bitten by the small animal, state medical examiner Dr. Larry Lewman said Monday.

Ferrets are domestic animals related to weasels. They are believed to be descendants of the European polecat. Ferrets are carnivores and require feeding throughout the day. They need a large, multi-level enclosure with a comfortable sleeping area since they sleep 15 to 20 hours a day. Ferrets are very loving animals and good with any member of a family!

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By most definitions, ferrets are considered to be a domesticated animal. They descend from the European polecat with perhaps a few other ferret species mixed in their genetic history. They are in the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, wolverines, otters, and mink. Ferrets are strict carnivores and have very slender, flexible bodies that they use to enter underground tunnels to hunt prey in their wild state. Due to this, ferrets have historically been used to flush out burrowing animals like rabbits and rodents from their holes.

We enjoy a nice plate of fresh pellet food, but aren’t shy of meat and other delicious treats!! Looking for a home for my boy ferret bandit he was born June 7,2020 and hes already deodorized.

female agile wallaby under 1 year from PP in florida – picked up in September 2020
$4,600
female red coati picked up january 2021 from texas declawed defanged by breeder
$1,500
hedgehogs – different colors prices range $175-350 males/female… They have a brand new ferret nation cage, plenty of hammocks and fleece, food, toys, books on care, etc…. we want them to all stay together. 2 boy ferrets about 13 weeks
They friendly and sweet and are used to being handled so they dont nibble much.

One male and one female ferret for sale free including all supplies (cage, litter boxes, bedding, litter, food dish, water dish, water bowl, food, treats, chux pads, hammocks, toys). View Details Ferrets may have been domesticated for more than 2000 years, but today they are mostly kept as pets. Ferrets may also erroneously be seen as wild animals by some people due to their close resemblance to polecats and other mustelid species.

Confusion over the nature of the ferrets domestication history has in some cases led to them being treated as wild animals. Ferrets are famously illegal in the state of California for environmental concerns and also New York City for their supposed threat to public health. Both explanations are not supported by sound evidence and seem to spring forth from the mentality that other pets aside from the most popular animals should be treated with impossible scrutiny.

Blog Paws 2011 Ferrets by Andrea Arden is licensed under CC BY 2.0 As far as exotic pets go, ferrets are relatively simple to care for because they adapt well to living in a cage (provided it is large or they are allowed out for daily exercise and playtime), eat readily available commercial food, and are easy and fun to handle. They are entertaining, have a natural affinity for human contact, and are cuddly; traits that are often absent in many exotic pets and all other members of the Mustelidae family.

Anyone who goes to a store like Petco and visits the ferrets for sale will notice that they have a musky scent. Still, ferrets will often make your room acquire a lingering odor that will be more noticeable to visitors after you go nose blind. Some owners report that the smell significantly decreases when the animals are fed a non-commercial homemade diet.

It might be cute at first, but some people may not appreciate the somewhat aggressive play habits of ferrets which might lead to the occasional nip. Ferrets can be corrected just like dogs and cats to play more nicely, but results may vary and be as effective as the trainer is skilled. Their poop is messy and for a carnivore, there is a lot of it that tends to pile up in the corners of the cage.

Cancer affecting the adrenal glands, lymphatic system, and pancreas are common and will require an expensive exotic pet vet to treat. Proper cage accessories include a hammock for them to sleep on, a litter pan, and various enrichment devices such as tubes and tunnels. Many options are commercially available; there are ball pits, fabric pouches in the shapes of different animals, and tubes.

While there are many acceptable ferret diets available commercially, there is some debate on what the proper foods are to feed. Many people advocate a raw diet for ferrets under the principal that natural is better, but there isnt really evidence outside of anecdotes that this is beneficial, and it can pose a bacterial risk to the owner. Some people even feed live animals to ferrets, but this is definitely unnecessary and results in pain and suffering for the prey.

Some may claim that the animals need to hunt in order to be mentally healthy but this is also false. Feeding a raw diet that consists of whole prey like frozen-thawed mice and chicks runs the risk of not being balanced; therefore it is a good idea to include a balanced, high quality ferret kibble as a supplement. Ferrets need to eat often and should always have food available due to their high metabolic rate.

They should also receive an approved vaccine to prevent canine distemper, which they are very susceptible to. Some of the symptoms of this condition include hair loss and muscle atrophy. Symptoms of pancreatic disease in ferrets include lethargy, nausea, seizures, and they will get tumors on the pancreas called insulinomas that will result in abnormal blood sugar and over secretion of insulin.

As ferrets can be very inquisitive, they should be supervised when they play outside the cage to ensure that they dont ingest inedible objects, which is a relatively common problem with them. You will have to gently guide your ferret to stop inappropriate behaviors or they can worsen over time. When the ferret performs an unwanted behavior, first immediately pause the play session.

Do not bathe your ferret more than a few times per year to avoid stripping away their coats natural oils. Ferrets do shed and there are brushes sold for them to aid in removing the loose hairs. Serious health problems can develop over time from plaque present beneath the gum line.

The pros to buying from a pet store are that the animals are relatively inexpensive and are already de-scented and neutered or spayed. It is often recommended to buy ferrets from responsible breeders because there tends to be lower incidence of the common adrenal diseases that they seem to be prone to. Unfortunately, they are harder to find and will likely require you to have your animal shipped to you by plane if you cant drive to pick them up.

Ferrets are a relatively popular pet and they are sporadically given up to animal shelters. They are active, curious, playful little creatures that average about twenty inches in length. The ideal ferret cage is one designed with multiple levels and a spot to hang a hammock.

There should also be a small box or wooden hut inside the cage that provides a darkened place for ferrets to make a sleeping nest. Soft towels or old t-shirts make good bedding material but they will need to be washed frequently. As carnivores, ferrets require a meat-based diet and they need large amounts of animal fat to fuel their high metabolisms.

And the high levels of grains and vegetables could predispose the ferret to cancer. Ferrets are notoriously picky eaters and will refuse to eat food that has gone a bit stale. Ferrets love to play and should be allowed out of their cages often to interact with their owners.

They like to climb and explore, but watch them to make sure they dont pilfer small objects like your wedding ring or car keys. When they are not running and bouncing, they like to snuggle up for a nap is random, cozy places, like hoodie pouches or slippers or inside warm dryers. In about 42 days, the ferret mother will deliver her babies, called kits.

Baby Vs. Adult Ferrets: Our Personal Experience

The first ferret we ever bought was an 8 week old kit (baby).The second ferret we brought into our home was a 2 year old female. She was extremely aggressive and bit us constantly. We believe this was due to the lack of interaction she received from her previous owners.The third and fourth ferrets we adopted were also adults (both 8 months old when we got them). Before they came to live with us, they lived alone in a dark garage. They did not bite, but they were poorly trained. Now, 3 years later, they are part of the family. They still struggle with potty training but the minor hassle is worth the joy they bring into our home. Unlike our second ferret mentioned before,

Should I Buy More Than One Ferret?

Ferrets are extremely social creatures and require a lot of attention to stay happy.

Conclusion

If you are looking to buy a ferret for sale, it is important to consider what kind of pet you are looking for. Are you prepared to spend hours training a kit (baby) or would you prefer a ferret who already knows how to use a litter box?Are you okay with supporting large-scale breeding mills or would you like to give an older, abandoned ferret a second chance?Are you looking for a unique breed (like an angora ferret) or are you fine with a typical pet store ferret?Do you have time to devote to interacting and bonding with your ferret or should you opt to get him or her a friend to play with instead?If you can answer honestly to all the questions above, you are much more likely to find the perfect ferret for you.

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Berniece

Hello! Our names our Norman and Sherman, we are both neutered and desented so we dont stink too bad! We enjoy a nice plate of fresh pellet food, but aren’t shy of meat and other delicious treats!! We LOVE to be held, and to give kisses, we dont scrat…

Bandit

3 year old ferret looking to rehome. Very sweet. Gainesville,FL

Ferret

Sweet 5 month old male ferret that needs a home.

Female Ferret

6 baby male ferrets! All weaned and on hard food, some very unique colors. Been being handled since weaned. More pictures available also, Don’t always check email so please Text me

Agile wallaby, Red Coati, hedgehogs, Ferrets

8 week old baby ferrets. $300 each. Pick up only in Saint Augustine, Florida. NO SHIPPING. 3 females, and 2 males available. They are siblings. These are NOT Marshall’s, we are a private breeder. They are being sold INTACT. If you buy a female as a p…

ferrets brothers slink and turp

We are looking to rehome our 3 bonded males. They have a brand new ferret nation cage, plenty of hammocks and fleece, food, toys, books on care, etc…. we want them to all stay together. Negotiable on price. Please text 4408678474 if interested than…

Ferret

Two 3 month old ferrets. One male one female come with everything they have. Cage three story 2 liter boxes bedding hammock tunnel inside cage and tunnel plus ball pit. Harness and leashes food water bottle

Are they considered an exotic pet?

The definition of an exotic pet varies from person to person, but generally applies to animals that are not dogs and cats. Often the word exotic pet also applies to animals that are uncommonly owned, in which ferrets may not be considered to be ‘exotic’. Ferrets may also erroneously be seen as wild animals by some people due to their close resemblance to polecats and other mustelid species. As ferrets are certainly domesticated by most definitions and common enough to be sold in chain pet stores, they should never be considered wild and are only an exotic pet by the most inclusive definitions.

The ferret enclosure

As far as exotic pets go, ferrets are relatively simple to care for because they adapt well to living in a cage (provided it is large or they are allowed out for daily exercise and playtime), eat readily available commercial food, and are easy and fun to handle. They are entertaining, have a natural affinity for human contact, and are cuddly; traits that are often absent in many exotic pets and all other members of the Mustelidae family. Unlike their close relatives the mink, they are highly unlikely to injure you to the point that you’d need to go to the emergency room. However, like all pets, ferrets are not for everyone. Here are some of their not so desirable traits:The positives to owning ferrets are numerous. Ferrets that are well-socialized are tame and can even tolerate having harnesses and costumes put on them. A mature, well-mannered child (the general recommendation is 6+ years old) can enjoy playing with ferrets and many will play with others pets like dogs and cats. Ferrets perform a motion called the ‘weasel war dance’ that in the wild is used to disorient prey, but in domesticated ferrets, it is an invitation to play. Ferrets are very entertaining and sleep most of the day, allowing you to easily take them out for short play sessions before they tire and are ready to go back to sleep.

Ferret Enrichment

Since ferrets like to burrow, good enrichment for them are toys that they can crawl into. Many options are commercially available; there are ball pits, fabric pouches in the shapes of different animals, and tubes. Ferrets can play with cat toys that are not small enough for them to swallow. The popular brand kong makes small-sized kongs for ferrets that can be used in the same way that they are for dogs. The best enrichment for ferrets however is their daily playtime with their owner outside of the cage.

Feeding ferrets

While there are many acceptable ferret diets available commercially, there is some debate on what the proper foods are to feed. Many people advocate a raw diet for ferrets under the principal that natural is better, but there isn’t really evidence outside of anecdotes that this is beneficial, and it can pose a bacterial risk to the owner. Some people even feed live animals to ferrets, but this is definitely unnecessary and results in pain and suffering for the prey. Some may claim that the animals need to hunt in order to be mentally healthy but this is also false. Ferrets get all the enrichment they need from playing with other ferrets and their caretakers.Ferrets are obligate carnivores and their food should have very little carbohydrate content. Choose a ferret or cat food with at least a 36% protein content and a fat content around 20%. There is, of course, much debate over the brand you should choose, and you will find that people prefer more expensive brands over those typically available in popular chain pet stores. Feeding a raw diet that consists of whole prey like frozen-thawed mice and chicks runs the risk of not being balanced; therefore it is a good idea to include a balanced, high quality ferret kibble as a supplement. Ferrets need to eat often and should always have food available due to their high metabolic rate. Raw food should not be left out, however, and whole prey-fed ferrets don’t require constant access to food.

Healthcare

Luckily for ferrets, there is an approved rabies vaccine available for them. All ferrets should receive this killed virus inoculation. They should also receive an approved vaccine to prevent canine distemper, which they are very susceptible to. Ferrets are very prone to adrenal gland disorders. Some of the symptoms of this condition include hair loss and muscle atrophy. Symptoms of pancreatic disease in ferrets include lethargy, nausea, seizures, and they will get tumors on the pancreas called insulinomas that will result in abnormal blood sugar and over secretion of insulin. A ferret with this condition can suddenly collapse and that can last for minutes to hours. As ferrets can be very inquisitive, they should be supervised when they play outside the cage to ensure that they don’t ingest inedible objects, which is a relatively common problem with them. Ferrets are prone to heatstroke, and temperatures above 75 degrees F can be dangerous for them.Ferrets for sale” by Steven-L-Johnson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

How to tame and train your ferret

Young ferrets and untrained adult ferrets have a propensity to nip as this is natural for them when they interact with their playmates and their environment. You will have to gently guide your ferret to stop inappropriate behaviors or they can worsen over time. When the ferret performs an unwanted behavior, first immediately pause the play session. An added action you can take is to hold the ferret by its scruff. This method initiates a natural response in the ferret to stop the behavior because this is how a mother ferret would correct its babies in the wild. However, if this doesn’t work and the ferret latches on to your finger or a bad object (such as an electrical wire) you can gently push your finger into the ferret’s mouth which will cause it to let go immediately. The finger method should not be used frequently. Firmly say no when performing any corrective actions.

Ferret grooming

Do not bathe your ferret more than a few times per year to avoid stripping away their coat’s natural oils. There great ferret shampoos available commercially. Ferrets do shed and there are brushes sold for them to aid in removing the loose hairs. Just like dogs, you will also need to trim their nails about every 2 weeks, or when the nails get too long. It is very important to address the ferret’s dental health. Serious health problems can develop over time from plaque present beneath the gum line. When it comes to brushing the teeth, as often as possible (up to once a day) is best, but for most owners brushing about once weekly is more feasible, as ferrets are not likely to tolerate frequent dental care.

Do ferrets make a good pet?

Purchasing ferrets from pet stores is generally frowned upon because these animals almost always come from Marshall Farms, which is known in ferret owner circles as a ‘ferret mill’. These animals are bred in high numbers and are said to be of inferior quality. The pros to buying from a pet store are that the animals are relatively inexpensive and are already de-scented and neutered or spayed.It is often recommended to buy ferrets from responsible breeders because there tends to be lower incidence of the common adrenal diseases that they seem to be prone to. Unfortunately, they are harder to find and will likely require you to have your animal shipped to you by plane if you can’t drive to pick them up. It will also become your responsibility to get the ferret fixed.Another great option is to adopt your ferret. Ferrets are a relatively popular pet and they are sporadically given up to animal shelters. A good way to find them is with sites such as Petfinder.com, or you can contact a ferret rescue, although be advised that private rescues often have high standards on who they adopt out to.Ferrets, a member of the weasel family, have been domesticated for at least 2,500 years. They are active, curious, playful little creatures that average about twenty inches in length. Male ferrets are noticeably larger in size than the females. The name “ferret” comes from a Latin word that translates to “little thief”, probably because ferrets have a habit of taking small items and trinkets and squirrelling them away.

Ferret Diet?

As carnivores, ferrets require a meat-based diet and they need large amounts of animal fat to fuel their high metabolisms. Several pet food manufacturers make high-quality food specifically designed for ferrets but pet owners should read the ingredients listed on the label and avoid ferret foods that rely on fish as a protein base or contain too much grains and vegetables. Ferrets do not like fish and will starve themselves instead of eating fish-based food. And the high levels of grains and vegetables could predispose the ferret to cancer. Ferret owners should get in the habit of buying smaller quantities of ferret food. Ferrets are notoriously picky eaters and will refuse to eat food that has gone a bit stale.

Ferret Enrichment

Ferrets love to play and should be allowed out of their cages often to interact with their owners. They will bounce around on the floor and entice their owners to join in. They like to climb and explore, but watch them to make sure they don’t pilfer small objects like your wedding ring or car keys. Ferrets will also play fight and can sometimes play too rough. But they can learn to control themselves. When they are not running and bouncing, they like to snuggle up for a nap is random, cozy places, like hoodie pouches or slippers or inside warm dryers. Owners should get in the habit of looking for their ferrets before they do everyday things.

Breeding Ferrets

Female ferrets come into heat twice a year, usually in March and again in August. The males will go into rut several weeks before this time. It is obvious when a male goes into rut because the odor will become much stronger and he will develop unsanitary habits, like drinking his own urine and soaking his fur in his urine. After conception, the male and female ferret should be separated. In about 42 days, the ferret mother will deliver her babies, called kits. Ferret owners should not attempt to handle the newborns. Often this action will upset the mother and she will then eat her young. Instead, owners should be hands off for at least the first week or the kits’ lives. The kits will start eating ferret food at around three weeks of age and they will be ready to explore at about seven weeks.