Unfortunately, having a breeder right on your doorstep is probably not going to happen, so taking special steps to secure a breeder's ferret is probably going to be necessary. You will either have to arrange transport (though many won't do this), plan on meeting them at a local ferret show or making a special trip to visit them and their ferretry. I've done this for every dog I've ever purchased. It works very well. It's time consuming and often difficult but I usually make it a weekend and turn it into a bit of a holiday trip. The nearest breeder for me is a couple of days away For me to go to the Buckeye Bash, which I think is the closest show to me is a 9 hour journey with a border crossing (this is sometimes an adventure in itself ) ciao
Not to discourage you, but please make sure that you do your homework on that one. Breeding anything requires a lot of research, deep pocket (if you do this right you don't make money, if you're really lucky you break even) and often heartache ciao
I'm the same way, in theory I love the idea of breeding ferrets, but doing it right, producing healthy ferrets that are lovingly raised, and ferret meepers are so cute... but... Once you start thinking about all the details involved, and all the time and expense, I realize I don't have the time required, and whether I'd have the money to do it right is questionable ;D
Just adopting a ferret from a good breeder on the other hand, is so much easier and cost-effective! ;D
Post by houseofallergies on Feb 21, 2012 1:17:33 GMT -5
Yep, if you really think about it you won't do it.
The other problem is that I've been adopting/rescuing animals so long that I find I tend to enjoy the older ones better than babies. Now I've never had a ferret baby and I'd like to at least have one but puppies I find really annoying right now . My son currently has a fiest. Boy is she a handful.
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