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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-26-2011, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Adopting a ferret, any advice?

Im going to be adopting my friends ferret in a few weeks where they dont have the time for her that she deserves. Shes going to be 6 in a few months so shes getting up there in ferret years so i wanted to know if anyone had any advice for taking care of an older ferret =) i already have a general idea of what im doing form ferretsitting her a few times over the years but im sure long term will be different. So any advice?
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from what i remember reading and from experience is, they do well in pairs and need a large cage to roam.

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Shes coming with a nice large cage but i cant afford a friend for her. She does get along well with my chinchilla though =o
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Shes coming with a nice large cage but i cant afford a friend for her. She does get along well with my chinchilla though =o
Id be careful with her being friends with your chinchilla as ferrets are meat eaters I know they kill rats but i dunno if theyd kill a chinchilla

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Id be careful with her being friends with your chinchilla as ferrets are meat eaters I know they kill rats but i dunno if theyd kill a chinchilla
Depends on the individual ferret and the moment. Even though a ferret seems to be great with a chin, I would never leave them unattended...even for just a minute...you never know when that deep instinct could kick in.

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Noted, i dont like to leave either out alone when playing anyway just because you never know what they could get into. Also kitten is the weirdest ferret ive ever seen, she has no interest in meat from what weve seen. Though aparently she loves peanuts. My friend that has her right now has degus and she gives them peanuts as a treat and kitten got into them one day and was just happily munching away
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