I just wanted to say, that I believe that most ferrets that are at petshops are already spayed and neutered, so I think their population is undercontrolled. I think the only way you can get a ferret that is unspayed or unneutered is through breeders, who usually make you sign a special contract if you plan on breeding them. I blieve ferrets are one of the most diffucult spieces to breed anyhow, so anyone who has no experience with them would probably not beable to have a surviving pregnancy. Also, I don't think you can inbreed ferrets and if you can, most likly it will be the breeders who would be the first to do it. I could be wrong about this, but I am pretty sure I am right. Thier are always exceptions to the rule.
I don't see anything wrong with buying a ferret at a petstore, Just be smart about it and read up about them and don't give them to anyone as a gift, because your dealing with a live creature and some people may not be able to handle ferrets. Other wise, I would save a ferret that dosn't have a perminant home, at local shelters or ask a vet if they know anyone with unwanted ferrets in need of a good home.
As for agressive ferrets, it does take a special person to handle a ferret like this. Sometimes it helps to get professional help in training your ferret if he or she is a nipper. If you handle you ferret a few times a day instead of long hours and associate handling with good things like treats and lots of love and attention, that will help a great deal. I find ferretone and laxative the best treat to use because it gets them to lick your fingers instead of bite. Just don't put a ferret down everytime it bites, because then it may associate biting your finger as you putting it on the ground. "Why take a flight of stairs when you can just press the button to the elevator." If that makes any sence to you all.
Eat a crunchy, Sleep in hammock,
Steal a sock, Dig in shoes,
Nip your ankles, Climb your pants
Miss the litter box, Beg for treats,
Poop in a corner, Knock something over
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But Why Would Anyone Do a Thing Like That?
Last edited by ILoveFuzzies; 12-06-2004 at 10:45 PM.