Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Canada, near Lake Superior
How many ferrets?
I'm new here and have joined mainly to ask for other people's input on the pros and cons of having one ferret or more.
Up until about 18 months ago we had a darling little male, named Scallywag. He developed Adrenal Disease and then Insolinoma, so eventually when we could no longer keep him comfortable we let him cross the Rainbow Bridge. I couldn't think of replacing him until just recently - he was so very special and my first real pet.
We have found a breeder we feel is reputable and are wondering if it would be a little less demanding physically on us (as we're both nearing 60) to have two ferrets so they will play with each other and get more or their exercise that way. We played (and I do mean actively played!) with Scallywag at least two hours every day. He loved to play 'You-chase-me-then-I'll-chase-you', but I'm not sure we're up to that for the next 8-10 years.
Our concern is that if we get kits from the same litter they will bond less with us, their humans, than with each other. It would be really disappointing for us to have that happen because Scallywag was so well bonded with us.
What do you think? What are the pros and cons as you see it?
Thanks so much for any ideas offered. We appreciate it.