Thanks for all of the info guys. I agree with you millimi.After doing some research I have found that the people that said they could get a ferret for 20 or 40 are full of it. There is no way i will get one for that, especially a new one(by that I mean I would want them young so I could develope a good bond with them as the grow). I was just blown away that they cost that much. But heck I have spent more than that on animals before. I have a bengal and he cost me about $500 after all was said and done. I just figured they would cost less. I am going to put the ferret idea on hold for awhile, save a little money and get some later. Thank for all your help guys. Just curious, so when I do decide to get one, could you guys help me out on what signs to look for when getting a good healthy ferret at the pet shop.