Does anyone know of any ferret friendly apartments in Auburn Al? I plan to move there in 1-2 years and rent out an apartment with a few friends, but so far I’ve come up short with apartments that allow ferrets...
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jan 9, 2020 21:36:53 GMT -5
If they will let someone have a cat maybe they will be open to a ferret. You may have to explain the animal's habits to them---they have potties, cages to sleep in, they are small--- and whatever good things you can come up with LOL.
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Jan 10, 2020 5:58:26 GMT -5
No holes, no problem
My deaf girl found a section of wall in my sister's trailer that had exposed wall studs. I bring my ferrets when I go to see her in Fla. and I stay there. She has I think 5 acres. The property has a few old sheds on it to make matters worse for losing a ferret. My ferret went through the wall and thru a hole under the bathroom floor and landed under the trailer.
Anyway, my Phoebe stayed out all night found her way to my sister's house going up the wooden steps to her porch early the next morning. My sister is an early riser and the cat alerted her something was at the front door screen scratching to get in. My husband and I were awed how she was brought back to us. He said an angel watched over her:) I never took ferrets for walks on the property for fear of fleas,so she wasn't familiar with anything.
When I put her down on the floor, she took off like she was on another mission---it was so funny. I think she really enjoyed herself.
When apartment hunting just ask if it's a cat friendly apartment. If it is, then they shouldn't have a problem with a caged pet. You will only let the ferret out while you are at home supervising. If living in an apartment I would suggest you never let it free roam when not at home, especially if you will be sharing it will other people. It's more likely that the ferret could escape if someone isn't paying attention.
Then if they do ask, tell them that it's a caged pet and it will be in the cage most of the time and will always be supervised while out for safety reasons. A lot of people think that ferrets are rodents so some will say no. But tell them they are more like cats and are trained more like dogs.
Some apartments will charge a pet fee when renting to cover damages caused by the pet.
If there are holes then yes they will get in them. So if they ask if it gets into walls, then ask if there are holes in the wall then that's not a place you would be interested in living at. LOL
Last Edit: Jan 10, 2020 19:38:31 GMT -5 by Charlie
I have to admit that I’ve passed off my ferrets as “similar to hamsters” to get pass the landlord situation. I know that it’s spreading misinformation but hey, it worked! Still had to pay the extra damage deposit tho
I've simply referred to them as caged pets. But whatever you do, get it IN WRITING that they are allowed.
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