So I would love to hear about everyones experiences with breeding ferrets. My boyfriend and I currently have 2 ferrets and have both had them in the past. We have started to research breeding... it's something we would like to eventually do. With that being said, I would like to say that we understand that breeding ferrets takes a lot of time, money, dedication and knowledge... which is why we are researching it and trying to get as much information as possible before doing so. This isn't a random idea we had one day, we've thought about it a lot and continue to think about it. Just trying to soak up as much information as possible. Your thoughts, experiences, advice, words of wisdom are greatly appreciated!
Hi first you need a very healthy bank balance lol ( breeding and feeding kits is an expensive and time consuming act ) first you need to look at what parents you are going to breed from ( its best to know at least five generations on each side for breeding ferrets ) because you need to know there are no problems that could surface hiding in the background the jill needs to be the type that is tolerant of its owner as a lot can simply turn on there kits thinking you are going to touch them or they can reabsorb when pregnant if they are uncomfortable if you get a litter born with no problems dont expect your cuddly mom to remain cuddly lol they turn into hissing biting she devils when babies are concerned lol they also provide you with endless piles of poop and smell ( if only kits smelt like puppies life would be perfect lol think dead mouldy old meat lol) as they age they become meat gobbling monsters who are never happy especially once eyes open at around 4-5 weeks and the noise they make is like having a flock of geese honking in your house lol and I am not exaggerating they are loud lol then there is the fun of litter training and hand taming be prepared for lots of band aids I am not trying to scare you off I am simply pointing out things that a lot of breeders forget to mention lol then there is the pain of letting them go to new homes its amazing how bonded you come to these stinky biting little balls of fur lol take care bye for now Bev
LOL....gods preserve me from meepers who've just turned into land piranhas. I almost lost all my toes this morning....they thought I was food. Don't ever fall down lol. All kidding aside what Bev tells you is true and more. Keep asking questions, we will try and answer them for you. Be specific. There is no room for guess work. Baby ferrets are fragile little creatures. I love watching them as they grow but I hate the smell, the mess and the vetting bills. I can't wait to get my little DeeDee back. She was such a love, now she's got horns and a very good set of teeth. I've got a question for you....and I'm not being smart assed. Why do you want to breed? We all have different reasons but most of us have a common thread. I will be back to see what you've got to say, I'd use a winky face here but photobucket is holding our emoticons for ransom ciao
What Bev and Heather said. All that and more. Ask questions. Be specific. And, as Heather asked, why do YOU want to breed? It's not easy and it's frequently heartbreaking and not for the faint of heart. You can lose an entire litter overnight, you can and will lose individual kits, you can lose the jill.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jul 18, 2017 14:37:52 GMT -5
I guess the worst thing for me would be having to turn lose of all those little ones. Here in USA, you can always find ferrets that people are wanting to sale. I saw 2 today on craigslist that someone wanted to sell with Ferret Nation Cages. One is 2 yrs old and the poor thing did not even have a ramp cover on ladder, no blankets, and just a hammock hanging. Makes your heart go out to such a one.