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Re-homing A Ferret

Discussion in 'Exotic Mammals' started by ~Missy~, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    We purchased a ferret for my daughter a few months ago, then made the not-so-smart decision to purchase a companion ferret for him. They get along great, but I just can't keep up with their care! One was fine, but two ferrets just make too much of a mess. I haven't been able to get them to use the litterbox and have been using pine bedding. I have them in a 4-tier cage, and since the second one came along, they have been sleeping in the bottom and using the top as a potty...which is completely ass-backwards but I can't get them to stop! It's VERY difficult to clean the cage, and it would be so much better if they would potty on the bottom level.

    Anyways, as much as I hate re-homing pets, I feel I need to find the younger one a new home. I'm just completely overwhelmed with cleaning up after the two ferrets, and Lyza...she's still having potty training issues. Plus keeping my cat and Harley on a schedule. Then they are all due for shots, except for Lyza. Financially I am stretched to the max!

    So, if anyone here is near me and interested, please feel free to message me. I have a small cage that I am willing to let go with him. Please, no rude comments. I'm trying to do what is best for this little guy.

    He's very sweet and has never bitten any of us, aside from the play mouthing.

    Here's a pic, his name is Spanky.
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  2. Trying Again

    Trying Again Little Dog

    :hairpull: I love ferrets, too bad I'm banned from getting anymore pets.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 9, 2013
  3. CrazyK9

    CrazyK9 Good Dog

    I would take him if travel wasn't an issue. I've got a ferret nation 182 that's waiting for some ferrets lol.
     
  4. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    Yea...too bad you're not close, CrazyK9!
     
  5. GoingPostal

    GoingPostal Good Dog

    Where around in Georgia are you located? I can post it on some ferret boards. You are using like wood pellets for litter or pine bedding like for rodents? The latter is unsafe for ferrets, they just need hammocks and blankets for bedding. You may want to rehome them together as well, they tend to bond strongly to each other. Also ferrets are hugely expensive animals with a lot of health problems so if money is a concern I would really look into rehoming both before something pops up, I have yet to get out of the vet when one of mine is sick for under $300 and several that have cost me over a thousand to take care of. Adrenal disease, blockages, lymphoma, insulinoma, ibd, etc. They are sickly critters if you buy from pet stores unfortunately.
     
  6. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    I'm in South Georgia. I use the pine shavings for bedding....I was told it was safe for them. And really its suppose to be for them to go potty in but as I stated they prefer to sleep on the bottom level. lol

    I would let both go to a good home, but my daughter is rather attached to the older one. I'm still working on her with it.
     

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