Tuesday, December 11, 2012
So You Want to Get a Ferret? Things you Should Know
About a month ago we went to the pet store and were visiting with all the small animals. Jenny Sue caught the smell of the bunnies. She instantly stood up on the cage and started talking in a soft low sound. Jenny Sue was raised with a rabbit. When the pawents adopted her they had a very large lop ear rabbit named Prince. Prince was a house rabbit and him and Jenny Sue became bestest friends from day one. They slept together, they played together and they loved each other.
Prince would run around free in the house and one day the pawents went to work and ma didn't make sure his cage was latched shut. She swears that it was and that Jenny Sue unlatched it so they could play. But while the pawents were at work, Prince got behind the TV and chewed up all the wires. It looked like someone threw confetti back there! Dad almost had a heart attack when he seen the damage. Ma was thankful it didn't burn the house down. Prince lived till he was either 10 or 11 yrs old. Then we think he got bit by a spider out in the yard. I know ma and Jenny Sue really miss Prince and when our other rabbit passed away,the pawents decided to take a break from being rabbit owners. Ma always has wanted another rabbit but dad says no. The damage that Prince had caused to not only the TV, stereo, Christmas tree cords, or any electrical cord he could find is still fresh in their minds.
With wanting small animals like rabbits or ferrets, their are things to consider. Sure rabbits are cute but they really are not like cats like people think. Yes you can potty train them but don't think they will be 100 % accurate. Anyone that tells ma that their rabbit uses the potty box 100% of the time , just hasn't found the pellets laying around the house BOL!
But when considering a ferret or a rabbit you should do your research first to see if its the pet for you. If you rent a home you may want to check with your landlord first. My friends, Informed Ferret, has blogged about some of the things to know when renting. She is my guest blogger today. Jo knows about ferrets. She has some of her own and has been a ferret mama for years.
Enlightened Ferret: Know Your Landlord's Rules About Ferrets
A little about her and the blog-> I am AmyJo better known as Jo and I am a freelance writer and blogger. This blog is about ferret ownership and is created with the help of my ferrets both past and present
So if you want to get a pet for Christmas please be aware that if you are giving it as a gift to a child that YOU will be the one who takes care of it. I don't see anything wrong with pets for Christmas as long as it has been a decision that your family has made months ago. I was a Christmas gift! But my pawents had already decided to get another dog in July but they hadn't seen one that caught their attention until ME. It just happened to be around Christmas when they found me.
Please think before you adopt or get a pet. Think to yourself , if this was July would I still want to get this pet? Do I have time for it? Is the whole family involved? Nothing is more heartbreaking than to see a lot of pets find homes for Christmas, only to returned in Jan. Some of those returned pets never have a chance again.
Please after you read the blog from the Enlightened Ferret, just let her know that I sent you. She has many other post about ferrets and their care. If you are thinking about getting one for your home then this would be a great place to start learning more about them.
Tail wags to you !