playing with cute baby ferrets at the pet store

When selecting a ferret from a shelter, a pet store or a breeder, choose one that is bright-eyed and alert. The presence of crusty eyes or nasal discharge that is full of mucus indicate illness. If you handle a sick ferret, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly so as not to infect yourself or the next batch of animals.

A woman was caught on camera stealing a ferret from a Northshore pet store.

A balanced diet and proper nutrition will lead your ferret to a long, active, and healthy life. Ferrets are strict carnivores; they require diets based on highly digestible animal (meat) protein with little to no carbohydrates. If you choose to feed dry food, choose high quality ferret or cat/kitten foods sold by pet shops, feed stores, and veterinarians with at least 36% protein, that is moderate in fats (approximately 20%) and low in carbohydrates.


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Getting into the spirit of Groundhog Day, Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier's news release on the theft was headlined "Ferrett stolen from pet store, length of winter unaffected."

Pet store ferrets | The Holistic Ferret Forum

As far as buying from a breeder…well that is nice if you can find one. Another thing with private breeders is that you often have to pay for the spay/neutar, decenting and shots. From the petstore they generally come from a place like Marshall Farms, and the ferrets come to the pet store with all these things done (first distemper shot).Anyways, My friend had many ferrets. She bought her first one from a breeder, it was very agressive. She adopted her second one from F.I.R.S.T. (a ferret rescue society) he was a doll.
After he was gone, she bought 3 from Pet Stores only one of the 3 would bite alot and was a bit agressive. When i did my research i kinda of thought a breeder was best, But i talked to more and more Pet shops and they told me the Ferrets actually came from a place where they breed only Ferrets, NOT like a mill, all the animals where vet checked and they hired High school kids to handle and play with the young ferrets.
So i think wether you go with a breeder or a pet shop, do your research and ask questions on WHERE the animals came from, and how they were handled, if they were.I got my first ferret by rescue, wich is the best way to get a ferret. There are far to many ferrets out that need homes already, you can hop onto google and find a rescue nearestto you. I did however make a mistake when I bought my second from a pet store, But my first fuzzy was so depressed because I had to be gone all day that I just went ahead and got one (BAD MOVE). The answer to you r quetion is that the difference is that “pet store” ferrets are much more liable to get adrenal disease due to early weaning and early surgery while the breeder ferrets are weaned much later and some don’t de-scent there at all or until they have reached sexual maturaty. Any questions just ask.The problem with a petshop is that some ferrets has to stay there in a cage for several months, and some of the ferrets will get depressed and agressiv. We all know that children often makes a lot of noise in a petstore, and this makes the ferret feel insecure, afraid and stressed.