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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-05-2010, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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A Good book on Ferrets?

So every time I go to Pet Supermarket (a very good store, here), I see the ferrets, play with them a little if I have the time, and keep remembering how I always had some small pet when I was younger.

So, I've decided I'd like to get another small pet, 2-3 ferrets. They live longer than rats and are much more interesting (to me) ; however, I'd like to do what I did with my corn snake (who won't be eating ferrets or be eaten herself, thank you ), and a get a good book on ferrets.

I found out on CornSnakes.com that people who won whatever pet tend to know what the best book is, so I'm hoping you guys can direct me to a good book on ferrets.

Also, something unrelated to the book, but still to ferrets. I know they're carnivores, and while reading over a website, they said not to let them play with other animals like mice and rats. Well, my corn snake obviously eats mice, which are either bought frozen from a reputable dealer, or raised by myself (getting into that soon). So, I'm wondering if mice in anyway could be a sort of treat for a ferret. Any info on this would like appreciated.
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I know in the wild their main diet is prairie dogs, and if prairie dogs aren't available, they'll go after rabbits and small rodents like chipmunks or squirrels. I don't have personal experience with ferrets, I've just gathered information from what I've read; I can't see how a mouse would be bad for them.
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I recently done HEAPS of research on ferrets and got TONS of advice and info from ferret owners at a much more active pet forum I go to.

They all recommended "Ferrets for Dummies".I have not been able to find it yet,but I do have a couple of other books in the "Dummies" series and they are very good,packed full of information...so if you can find the ferret one,get it.

As for rodents...yes,ferrets are predators of smaller rodents and a mouse or two from time to time is good for them as it is closer to their natural diet.I was warned though,it could get messy as some ferrets like playing with their food.

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