New Ferret – Consider This Beforehand
Getting a new ferret as a pet can be a very rewarding experience. As a new pet owner you must be aware of the responsibility that comes along with being a new pet owner. Ferrets are extremely playful animals that require a lot of attention and care. Most ferrets that live in the United States are domesticated. They cannot survive without the love and care of their new owners. If you plan to become a ferret owner do your research first. Do not become an insensitive and selfish new pet owner.
Do You Really Need a New Ferret?
There are plenty of people that could not handle ferrets as new pets. Shelters are filled with discarded ferrets that are no longer wanted by their pet owners. Although their hearts were in the right place at the time that they acquired their new pets, many ex ferret owners soon discovered that they were not able to take care of their little furry pets for one reason or another.
New ferrets require a lot of human interaction from their owners. They are very friendly and playful and like to play around with their owners. Many ex ferret owners find out that they do not have the time that is required to spend with a new ferret. In addition, many people are disappointed at how much a ferrets appearance changes from childbirth to adulthood. Possibly the ferret was not the right size. Or the ferrets color changed to an unappealing color. In the end, the ferret is taken to a local shelter and needs a new owner.
Bypass the Pet Store
You do not have to own a baby ferret in the beginning. There are plenty of older ferrets in shelters that need new homes. They are just as lovable as their younger counterparts, so consider giving them a chance. You will not have to spend as much money on them because most of them have already received their vaccinations and required shots. This within itself will save you lots of upfront money. However, they will still need annual checkups.
When you bypass your local pet store and get your new ferret from a shelter instead, you will most likely get a ferret that is already an adult. This means that about 75% of the time, what you see is what you get. The ferret should remain the same size. And except for seasonal changes, the ferret should also remain about the same color.
You will not be shocked by any undesired appearance changes. You won’t get a newborn ferret, but your ferret will be a new ferret to you. You will learn to love it just the same.
A new ferret will bring years of love and enjoyment into your home. Do your research and make sure that a ferret is the type of pet that you can really take care of. They are playful and require a lot of your time. Do not get one unless you are ready for a pet that requires your love and attention. A ferret will be a wonderful addition to your life.