So I'm pretty new here so this might already be around but I was thinking a ferret care overview would be really great for new and prospective ferrents. Like a quick wiki article but more realistic. Feeding, bedding cage options, where ferrets come from (breeder, mill, rescue) time committment, potential health issues and implants, what does this tattoo mean. There is so much to learn and no small pet is quite like a ferret. Not all the details but give newbies a framework. I know there is a begginer feeding thread and alot of info but I haven't seen it all in a concise article. It could link each subject to the more detailed thread. I put my ferret into newspaper pellets and spent an hour calling vets asking how to know if he was nuetered a descented a few years ago, I just learned about implants, so I would have found it helpful 🤷♀️
Post by cockneyferret on Jan 8, 2020 4:17:32 GMT -5
Interesting idea. The first time I took our girls to the vet I was given a print out by the vet, which consisted of a two sided A4 sheet, which told you the very basics. It was produced by the Royal college of Veterinarians.
It had a few interesting parts, but was very obviously produced by vets for the masses. No mention of raw feeding, some limited info on housing etc.
There is masses of information and it's all nicely laid out on the main website, but it could be very overwhelming, so if we couldn't condense it down to a page, then perhaps we could look at creating a "reading guide" for new keepers, so they know which articles to read in which order perhaps?
No idea of the amount of work that might involve, but am happy to help out if help is needed.
Ferrets: Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs