You can buy a pet from a variety of sources including breeders and rescue centres.
Cost of keeping a ferret
In addition to the initial cost of buying a ferret, don't forget about ongoing costs such as food and veterinary fees and treatments.
Choosing a ferret
Before you buy a ferret it’s wise to think long and hard about whether your new pet will suit your personality and lifestyle. Considerations should include:
- Whether you’d like to purchase a male or female
- Does the ferret you’re considering suit your home, family etc?
- Are you prepared to play with your ferret and let him run around on a daily basis?
- Can you make a lifelong commitment to your ferret?
- Will your new ferret get on with other pets in the household?
- Lastly, whether you can afford to keep a pet
The secret to choosing a ferret is to do lots of research and it’s also advisable to find out more about potential health problems and characteristics.
Hints and tips on new ownership
Once you’ve decided that you’re going to purchase a ferret, do a bit of planning so that your pet’s first days in his new home are as easy and pleasurable as possible.
Equipment for your ferret should include a hutch big enough for your pet to run around in, food bowl and water bowls or bottles
Buy some pet food for your ferret. Complete food provides all the nutrients in the correct amounts and proportions.