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Ferrets (11 replies)
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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 🙂
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