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Ferrets (11 replies)

Mama bear
2 years ago
Mama bear 2 years ago

I have two adorable and aggravating ferrets. I was wondering if anyone else has any? I adore them but I have two main issues 1is weight.2 is fleas and problem finding a reliable vet. 

Melissa Smith
2 years ago
Melissa Smith 2 years ago

Hi Mama Bear!

I actually don't have any ferrets. I think they're adorable, but I have a cat and I keep thinking that they may have an issue getting along LOL. What are your ferrets' names?

Kristine Lacoste
2 years ago
Kristine Lacoste 2 years ago

Hi Mama bear,

I thought it was cute that you described them as adorable and aggravating. They certainly are cute, but they can be so mischievous! I have never had a ferret before, but the few I have played with seemed like a lot of fun. 

What are their names? How long have you had them?

Mama bear
2 years ago
Mama bear 2 years ago

sugarbaby and summer are their names......I have had suggie for almost 2 years  and summer about a year.  They were both given to me. It's been a Big learning experience for me. They are very much mischievous.  They will get into everything but then they come cuddle and you just can't stay upset with them. 

Mama bear
2 years ago
Mama bear 2 years ago

I also have cats and 2 dogs.They pretty much ignore the dogs but will nip at our mama cat til they get her to play with them which is pretty funny to watch. 

Melissa Smith
2 years ago
Melissa Smith 2 years ago

That sounds so cute! I was wondering if you had made progress on the fleas? It's a really good question, because you likely can't use the traditional flea medications because they're geared towards dogs and cats, and the weights would be pretty different. If you have found a vet, maybe ask him or her if you would be able to use a flea medication dose meant for kittens if there is one small enough?

Kristine Lacoste
2 years ago
Kristine Lacoste 2 years ago

Such cute names! Have you thought about contacting local veterinarians and asking them for a recommendation for a good exotic vet? I know some vets where I am treat ferrets, but most don't. Let us know if we can help.

Allison Gray
2 years ago
Allison Gray 2 years ago
4 likes by Kirsti Stephenson, Melissa Smith and Mama bear and 1 more...

I don't know the situation where you are, Mama Bear, but I know in my hometown, the vet that treated many of the animals at our local zoo actually worked at a clinic as an exotic animal vet. She saw everything from reptiles to birds and, yes, ferrets too!

I hope you're able to locate someone.

Mama bear
2 years ago
Mama bear 2 years ago

woohoo I found a vet...not very local but within a reasonable distance.  And he talked to me on the phone about several issues that I was having with my girls so they are so much more comfortable with NO fleas and a better diet for them ! And chances are Sugar may just be a bit older than I was told but he won't know until he gets to meet her in person.  It was awesome actually talking to him. Hoping to be able to take them for a first visit within a month or so 🙂 

Kristine Lacoste
2 years ago
Kristine Lacoste 2 years ago

Yay, vet found! I'm glad you have someone to help you with your ferrets. Let us know how the first visit goes. 🙂

stephanielovesanime
8 months ago
stephanielovesanime 8 months ago
1 like by Dave Baker

i have a ferret! i called it martha ferret and it had babies and i called them warren and smith


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