I have been looking into getting my first ferrets. Having read the site I know to avoid pet shops and mills, so I am looking for a nearby breeder. I live in South Carolina, so the nearest breeder (that I know of) is Carolina Ferrets. I have heard some very conflicting things about them, so are they good or bad? If they are bad, then what are some good breeders that ship?
Post by caitmonster on Dec 27, 2019 20:37:36 GMT -5
Hey, welcome to the forum! You're in the right place
Others with more experience will have better answers than me, but personally--I would pass on Carolina Ferrets. They neuter/"descent" at 6 weeks (far too young, some don't do either at all and removing the anal glands is increasingly considered an unnecessary mutilation), advertise their ferrets' selling point as having lots of rare colors (breeding for what's popular rather than what's in the best interest of the species), and, quite frankly, make the whole process seem hardly more of a responsibility than ordering carryout.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Dec 28, 2019 4:22:18 GMT -5
I live in North Carolina. I have never met the people but I have heard they r not a place u want to go. I get my babies from Craigslist and Petco. Never had a ferret from a breeder so can not make a comparison . No issues with health with mine other than deafness. Dark eyed whites and almost for certain blazes and pandas. Tthe blaze may have other issues as well. Luckily with my blaze it is just deafness. On Craigslist I do go for the younger ferrets like 1 year old to 1.5. Less likely to have health issues as It can get expensive. I change them over to raw pretty quick to try to combat insulinoma. Of course there is adrenal disease which basically goes with the territory of all altered ferrets.
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs