Are You Wondering … Do Ferrets Make Good Pets?
This a question very often asked by people who are sitting on the fence, thinking whether they should get a ferret or not.
Before buying a ferret, you should be informed about ferret care and what is involved in caring for a ferret.
Ferret care is a complex issue due to the fact that ferrets are complicated creatures. Although they make great pets, they often come with many health problems that can be overwhelming to someone without the financial means to take care of a ferret or someone that is not prepared for the medical problems that can be associated with the ferret breed.
It is important to research many of the health issues that ferrets have before you decide to get one. Once you have purchased your ferret, it is important to feed them properly (a diet consisting mostly of meat products), to make sure they get adequate exercise and that they stay generally healthy.
Prevention is the key to keeping a ferret healthy and keeping costly emergency veterinarian bills at bay. Veterinarians, however, are a priceless commodity in the care of your ferret and you should always seek a veterinarians advice if you are unsure of something yourself.
It is important to find a vet for your ferret that either specializes in ferret care or has a vast knowledge of ferret illnesses and general care for ferrets. Taking your ferret to a cat or dog veterinarian that knows very little about the ferret breed can be disastrous for both you and your ferret. Many cities have exotic animal veterinarians nowadays and some even have veterinarians that practice only on ferrets.
Keep your ferret healthy by scheduling the recommended routine doctor visits every year and make a point to go to them and speak directly with the veterinarian about any problems or concerns you have. Don’t worry about feeling silly asking your vet a hundred questions – again, it is best to be safe and get the answers to the questions you have than to be sorry and wish you would have asked something when it is too late.
Your ferret is the one who stands the most to gain from a positive relationship with your ferret’s veterinarian – a good relationship with the vet translates directly into excellent ferret care.
By now you must have a better understanding of what is involved with owning and caring for a ferret. So do ferrets make good pets?