|A Little About Ferrets|
|The Meaning of Rescue:
: Now that I'm all home, bathed, settled and fed,
: All nicely tucked in my warm new bed,
: I'd like to open my baggage lest I forget,
: There is so much to carry, so much to regret.
: Hmmmm. Yes, there it is right on the top,
: Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss,
: And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame,
: As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave,
: I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.
: I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
: But I wasn't good enough; for they didn't want me.
: Will you add to my baggage?
: Will you help me unpack?
: Or will you just look at my things and take me right back?
: Do you have the time to help me unpack?
: To put away my baggage,
: To never repack?
: I pray that you do
; I'm so tired, you see.
: But I do come with baggage, will you still want me?
|Ferrets are domestic animals, cousins of weasels, skunks and otters. They are friendly and make excellent pets.
If you've never met one before, the easiest way to think of them is somewhere between cats and dogs in personality, but smaller. Some are cuddly, others more independent; they vary a lot, just like other pets. They are also very inquisitive and remarkably determined, which is part of their charm but can also be a bit of a bother. Once they get a plan of action in their head you will not be able to stop them. ie if they want your sock they will get it even if they need to pull it off you foot. :)
They can be trained to use a litter box and to do tricks, and most of them love to go places with you, riding on a shoulder or in a bag. They sleep a lot, and they don't particularly mind staying in small places (a cage or a shoulder bag) temporarily, although they need to run around and play for at least a couple of hours a day.
They require a lot of care and training at first. Ferrets have their own distinct scent, which bothers some people, but to a ferret owner is another story, some love it others just don't notice it.
They love to get into EVERYTHING! You must ferret proof the room or house that they get to play in. They love to steal small, and large(yes I said large) objects and stash them under chairs and behind furniture. It can be very funny to watch your small ferret drag something twice to three times his size across the floor than get mad because it wont fit under the sofa. :) They love to dig so if you have house plants keep a vaccum near by. Providing them with a box full of rice, dirt, etc. can help save your carpet from being destoryed by a ferret trying to dig a hole in it.
Ferrets are still illegal in California and Hawaii. Some cities in other states also ban ferrets like New York City. Check with your town by calling the local Wildlife Department or Fish and Game Department, the humane society, or veterinarians, to make sure you can have a ferret and to see if you need a permitt or such.
|LINKS...for more info and just some sites that I like. Enjoy! Dooks!!|
|Great place to find anything you need for your fuzzie. :) Prices are nice too.|
|Ferrets of the H.E.A.R.T. is a small-scale ferretry, in Maryland|
|Great place for info.|
|Carpet Crawlers & Fuzzie Loungers|
|They have 15! fuzzies and some nice things for your fuzzie|
|Ferret Central is full of information. Breeder listing, shelter listing, medical FAQ, general FAQ, etc.|
|Dragon's Page Dariy The Homan Dragon files: about ferrets by a ferret Awards Wolves
Pictures of my ferret friends (not finished yet need more pictures of Dragon's friends if you would like your ferret added to dragons friends page please send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org thank you i will email you back once they are up:)