The Right Way to Buy a Ferret
Before explaining the right way to buy a ferret, let’s find out what this animal is. Some people have the misconception that the ferrets are a type of rodent. These animals are domesticated and are related to weasels, minks and skunks just to mention a few. They in no way are related to rodents. The ferrets taxonomically are somewhere between a cat and a dog. Their sense of hearing and smell are quite sharp, and their vision is just good. These animals make great pets. But there some facts you need to know before buying one of these animals.
You need to check the local laws in your area on whether you can legally own one of these ferrets. Many local governments and states today have laws against this ownership. The veterinarian you use might even know if he doesn’t then check the law authority in your area to see what the law is.
Make a decision as to where to buy a ferret. Search out a breeder in your area if possible; this is the wisest choice when it is available. You then can ask more questions about the animal this way. You will be able to see in what way the animal has been raised and get information on how it was bred. If the breeder is reputable they will not try to hide anything from you. You can view more colors of ferrets to select from too. The breeders will also give you some proof of the animal’s health.
You could also choose to buy a ferret online and from a pet store. Be certain they are as healthy as they should be though when buying them this way. However, purchasing one using the Internet can be more risky though due to you not knowing any of the living or breeding conditions of the ferret. When your ferret arrives it could be ill. The Internet is a great place to search out where to buy these animals though.
Prior to buying any ferret you should lay in the correct supplies for taking care of one. First get a cage that allows it enough room to move freely in and of course get sleep in. Then you also need a litter pan in it for the new ferret. There are cages today that include one. Make sure to have the litter to prepare it too. Other things that you need include a water container, food, toys, treats, and vitamins. After you have the cage and everything set up it is time to buy a ferret. Choose whatever of the colors you think is the nicest and introduce the ferret to its new home.