Not available for interstate adoption
Desexed male and female Ferrets for adoption
Looking for love
- Rescue group:
- Victorian Ferret Society Inc.
- PetRescue ID:
Ferrets combine the best features of dogs and cats with some unique features of their own. Like cats, ferrets are small and quiet. And sleep for up to 20 hours a day. Like dogs, they are affectionate, playful, and enjoy human interaction. Each ferret has it's own unique personality. They are independent, yet enjoy being with people. Their mischievous and playful nature, retained well into old age, makes them entertaining companions.
Ferrets will surprise and delight you with what they can do and learn. They respond to verbal and visual commands, and can even learn to do tricks. The ferrets that I adopt out are usually litter-box trained.
A healthy, well-trained ferret should not bite. Like all pets, ferrets need to be taught what is acceptable behaviour.
Ferrets do require plenty of exercise and human contact while they are awake and cannot be confined to a cage all of the time.
Most ferrets are happiest in pairs or in small groups, especially young ferrets as they are quite demanding and not always a good choice for a first time ferret owner.
Desexing is really important. 90% of the ferret scent is reduced once they have been desexed and male ferrets can be quite aggressive when they are entire. Female ferrets do not come out of heat on their own, they stay in heat until they are spayed, are bred, or die. Staying in heat for longer than a month causes severe health problems, including aplastic anemia and estrogen toxicity. Please consider this before buying a young undesexed ferret, as the cost of desexing is much more than the fee for dog or cat.
Most de-sexed ferrets will get on with others.
If the domestic ferret escapes outdoors, it rarely survives for more than a few days. So I recommend that they be micro-chipped. All of the ferrets adopted out will be de-sexed, or desexed when old enough. and can also be microchipped for a small fee.
Ferrets are a big part of our family and we love them all. Any potential ferrants are advised to research thoroughly before making the choice to adopt :)
If you would like to spend some time with a ferret and see what they're all about feel free to drop me a line :) or call Hayley on 0417 562 521