Post by PatienceTheVirtue on Jul 19, 2020 17:23:33 GMT -5
The shelters around here do have ferrets that need homes but aren't accepting applications due to COVID. It might be the same in your area? Craigslist has slowed down with the ferret posts here too though. Good luck on your search!
I work for a pet store and its been very hard keeping animals in stock, period! As soon as the shut-downs started we saw a huge increase in demand for pets. Petco probably aren't ordering them because I've spoken to many Petco's and they try to keep people from purchasing them on a whim, which is why they cost so much. Also, sadly, I would say they are likely being used as testers since they [and cats] are susceptible to the same strain of Covid-19 as we are.
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Has there been any ferrets in the stores recently? I'm glad the pet stores around here don't have ferrets for sale.
I know for a while one near me was strictly selling them according to their waiting list. I know because that's how I got Kona. I was the first on their waiting list they called me 30 minutes before they opened and another lady got there at the same time and was trying to buy him. They explained to her 5 times about the waiting list and even on the enclosure it had 4 signs saying not for sale already sold. However the one closest to me refuses to order any until the pandemic is over. I have asked them multiple times.