We started with just a jill bought from the pet shop. She was our only ferret for about 1 year. Not knowing much about ferrets, we thought that her aggression was normal. Actually she was just lonlely and needed other ferrets company. After we rescued 3 more ferrets, her bites turned in kisses for us, and now she is the most lovely ferret ever.
So if you can afford, or if you can rescue, i suggest getting two little ones
Hi I have multiple ferrets as you all know and lots of mine are loners ( whole hobs but some whole jills who simply prefer it that way ) I also have whole hobs who live together without problems its all down to the ferret take care bye for now Bev
I would suggest two. I rescued one that was kept by herself and she seemed happy but once I introduced her to my group of ferrets she started to gain weight (we just thought she was a small girl when we got her) she started to dook and her eyes looked brighter. I think if your going to have just one ferret be prepared to spend a LOT of time with it because I sure did see a huge difference. She is a loaner when she sleeps and she will go back to her cage to sleep after she plays she won't group sleep in the living room with the rest but I can defiantly tell that she is a lot more happy.
I have a baby ferret and I was worried that maybe having him alone might make him feel lonely, even if I spend all my spare time with him. I will be looking into getting a friend for my baby. I have already checked shelters and rescues here, and nothing. That's why I got my ferret from a local breeder. I'll leave my details at the ferret rescue center to get a call as soon as they recieve a new abandoned ferret.
Considering the age of your wee baby, you're going to have to be very careful as to who you choose to be his new friend. I would suggest that you take him to meet whomever you choose for him. Is there a way for you to get a sibling? This might be the best thing for both of these little ones. It's just a thought considering the age of the wee ones. ciao
@closetcreep I'll admit to being pretty new at being a responsible ferrent myself but I have to agree with Heather, a sibling would be best for your baby. As a bonus you would be doing the sibling a favor by adopting it since the breeder has questionable responsibility themselves in letting ones as young as yours go to begin with. I doubt they do any kind of check as to what kind of home the itsy ones are going to. @isferret finances are always a concern so that is a first thought, second is ferrets in general are much happier and easier to care for in groups,still time consuming but yet easier. There is always the chance that you will get the one that prefers to be a loner.