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    Do you own a ferret?

    Background story -

    Kat, my 8 year old, is getting a new puppy. She doesn't know it yet..but it's a mini-dachsund. It will be the biggest thrill of her life!

    My husband and I were concerned about our son, Bailey not having a pet of his own. Would he be jealous?

    Bailey has indicated an interest in ferrets. I have never known anyone who owns a ferret.


    Are they easy to take care of? How are they with other animals? (We also have a spoiled cat!) Are they messy? Are they high maintenance?

    I want the REAL TRUTH! And yes...I can handle it!

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    Ferretts are fun. You can train them just like a cat. They are very energetic and will get into everything....just like a two yr old. Even though they are descented in most states they still have a strong musk scent. They can be messy, if you leave things out they can get into...but can be litterboxed trained. They like to chase things and can actually intimidate a cat.
    How old is your son? Because ferretts are fun but can be mean at times. I have known them to bite especially in the face...so no kissing them. If he is young I would reccommend a guinea pig instead of a ferrett for sure.

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    I believe Ferret's are illegal in California...I've never seen one.

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I believe Ferret's are illegal in California...I've never seen one.
    I believe you are right.

    From what I hear, they're pretty smelly animals and have strange temperaments.

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    Quote Originally Posted by Murphy
    I believe Ferret's are illegal in California...I've never seen one.
    Since she's moving to Kansas that's not a problem

    BaileyKat, I would think you could research online and then if you find somewhere near you that sells them you could talk to them about the Ferret Pro's & Con's Good luck and let us know what you end up doing!!

    Oh and can I just tell you how madly jealous I am about Kat's puppy!!! I adore "weenie dogs"



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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    Quote Originally Posted by dsnylndmom
    Oh and can I just tell you how madly jealous I am about Kat's puppy!!! I adore "weenie dogs"

    She has NO idea she's getting it! My Mom bought it for her..she'll get it in 3 weeks when we go to Texas for a visit! She's going to explode!

    She's allready named her future "puppy"! Even though she doesn't know...ew've told her when we move into a house, she can get a dog. As soon as we started looking at houses in Kansas, she started in. She told my Mom this summer she wanted a mini-weenie and she was going to name it Hershey!

    SO..my Mom is going to wrap up a Hershey kiss and give it to Kat as an early bday present...then tell her...Oops! I wrapped the wrong Hershey...then give her the puppy!


    I'm trying REALLY hard to talk Bailey into a gerbil or guinea pig...he really wants a ferrret....I think they are legal in Kansas...This will be of course o nce the new puppy gets all settled and we tear my cat off the ceiling!

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    Get him a rat!!

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    i had a ferret a long long time ago. they are fun! yes, they are illegal in California and can be musky/smelly, so get one descented. pretty easy to take care of - the only drawback i think was the smell. they are unique so always get some interest around strangers. and they can be very funny to watch when they're playful.

    interesting how they mate - the male grabs the female by the neck and he keeps slowly but steadily flip-flopping her around every now and then, until she's just too tired to put up a fight any more. then it happens. and there you have it.

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    I do not own a ferret, but I do own a gumball
    What an idiot....

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    Ew ... I'm sorry but I think Ferrets are NASTY! They're illegal in California because if they get out they can decimate crops ... and they smell like stanky crack!
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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    I say again, the boy needs a RAT! They are fun, smart, clean, affectionate.... I wouldn't trade my girls for any other type of pet.

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tui
    I do not own a ferret, but I do own a gumball
    How... relevant.


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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    My friend when I was in high school had a ferret. I don't know much about ferrets but she really enjoyed hers. Simon was his name.

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    Re: Do you own a ferret?

    Quote Originally Posted by baileykat
    She has NO idea she's getting it! My Mom bought it for her..she'll get it in 3 weeks when we go to Texas for a visit! She's going to explode!

    She's allready named her future "puppy"! Even though she doesn't know...ew've told her when we move into a house, she can get a dog. As soon as we started looking at houses in Kansas, she started in. She told my Mom this summer she wanted a mini-weenie and she was going to name it Hershey!

    SO..my Mom is going to wrap up a Hershey kiss and give it to Kat as an early bday present...then tell her...Oops! I wrapped the wrong Hershey...then give her the puppy!


    I'm trying REALLY hard to talk Bailey into a gerbil or guinea pig...he really wants a ferrret....I think they are legal in Kansas...This will be of course o nce the new puppy gets all settled and we tear my cat off the ceiling!
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    that is so cute!!!! Kat is going to squeal! How exciting! You so have to post her reaction



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