I am having the absolute hardest time trying to find ferret breeders near me. I live in pennsylvania a few minutes away from harrisburg. i feel like every place i look is either not breeding anymore or way too far away. Im trying so hard to avoid marshall's ferrets. I dont mind paying more for the ferret but paying for shipping is way too much. plus i dont like the idea of shipping live animals. im not looking to get anything right away probably more towards spring/summer but I do want a kit. Does anyone know any breeders near me that are still actively breeding? i can also venture to surrounding states as lomg as the drive isnt longer than an hour and a half.
I'm afraid short of rescue, you're going to have to travel. The limitations you've placed on yourself for getting a kit is difficult. You can check the breeder's listing on the AFA site, they were talking about updating it, but I notice that it still states 2016. I know someone was putting together a listing that was more up to date....not sure where that went. There are a couple listed in Pennsylvania that are noted as active. You can try them www.ferret.org/pdfs/2016breederlist.pdf ciao
imho, marshall ferrets need homes too. if you get one from a rescue, 75% chance it will be marshall, with smaller percentages of Triple F (do they still exist?) or Real Canadian. our most recent addition is a marshall (10wks when adopted) and she is turning into a little female reincarnation of Scamp, a RCF. I think I'll keep her. Our 6 are all marshalls, 3 are over 7 yo. one showed signs of adrenal before he got a des implant. he and one female are on pred for insulinoma, well over a year for both.
Last Edit: Sept 11, 2019 17:08:07 GMT -5 by unclejoe
I know this post I a bit old but I'm curious are you trying to avoid supporting Marshalls or just worried about getting a ferret that came from there for health reasons? Rikki tikki was only 9 weeks old when I got him and I was his 3rd home so kits are out there that need homes. I know many of the rescues in my area will not take ferrets so you could be saving a life of an impulse bought ferret without supporting a mill.