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  1. How much do ferrets cost?

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    1. Ferrets usually cost about $150 in Pet stores. You can adopt a ferret for $75 from a Shelter, or even free of charge from a previous owner. But keeping a ferret is expensive. It will cost you several thousand dollars a year.

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  2. Why does my ferret stink? What do I do about it?

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    1. Give your ferret good balanced diet and clean it's litter box twice a day, change bedding twice a week. It will make your ferret almost not smelly at all.

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  3. Thanks! Very helpful

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  4. How do you take such good pictures?
    Are you a photographer?
    Which camera do you have?
    Thanks.

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    1. No, I am not a photographer, just a photographer enthusiast. I have a good camera, but I take all my ferret pictures with an Iphone, because it's always near me. I wait till my ferrets do something cute or funny and take a picture fast.

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  5. How do I convince my ferrets to buy me a ferret.?

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  6. What is the best way to get my two ferrets under a year old to stop going in the corner of the cage ? Both are under a year 7 and 8 months ... both go in their litter boxes but sometimes they go in the corner. Please help ?

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    1. The best way is to put one more litter box in that corner. If they like this spot, they will use it.
      If you don't want to put another litter box there, make sure that the one they already have is always clean. As they don't stop in a dirty litter box. And put their food, water or bed in the corner, where they go.
      Good luck!

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    2. Thank you kindly I have a 2 story home for them and a litter box on each level I saw a thing that it was a spring on that corner so that when the put their butts in that corner they can't back up you think that'd work ?

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    3. I have never used it. I usually put something useful in the corner, like a ramp, water bottle food plate etc.

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  7. Is 735g too small? My ferret is a girl. About 18 months old.

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    1. Girls can be very small. It is ok for a ferret to be small, but it should not be skinny. When you are holding it, you should not be feeling their bones almost at all, they should feel very soft, like a cat with a layer of fat all over their body.
      If you think she may be too skinny, you should have her checked by a vet, to make sure she doesn't have any health problems. Also, ferrets are often skinny if their food isn't nutritious enough.

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  8. What foods do you recommend? I feed my three the evo grain free ferret food but my one ferret seems to be really skinny..

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    1. Evo is a good food. It is probably the best if you get your girl checked by a vet. Just to make sure she doesn't have some serious health condition that makes her lose weight.
      Here is some useful information on how to pick a good food. http://ferret-farm.blogspot.com/2015/10/ferret-food-chart-find-out-which-ferret.html
      I feed Orijen red and Wysong ferret epigen 90, and ferret epigen 90 digestive support.

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  9. I have a ferret who is in simple terms a bit "slow". He's been vet checked before and they tell me he's healthy, and since he's been like this since I got him, and it doesn't affect him in anyway (he eats normal, plays hard, drinks, sleeps, etc.) but he's seemed to have motor issues and less muscle than my other ferrets for years. My vet told me unless he gets worse, or I think he's in pain/etc, running what might be useless tests would just stress him out and probably just spend a lot of money for what she believes is something he was probably born with. She suggested maybe he could have a touch of waardenburg syndrome but he isn't deaf and he only has like two other traits. He's got the flater shaped head and wide set eyes thing, but I'm not really sure that's him. He's a chocolate, too so it's not like he's even the right color set for the disorder. I'm just wondering if you've seen anything like it before. No one seems to!

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    1. How old is your ferret?
      I have not seen ferrets with waardenburg syndrome, so I can't say.
      All the ferrets that I have been around had very different temper and personalities. If your ferret walks, eats and uses bathroom and plays normally, I would think that it's just the way he is.
      I have also seen very different head shapes, so I don't know if it is a symptom.
      Has he been checked for most common conditions? I think ferrets with insulinoma, lymphoma, adrenal gland decease tend to be slower than their healthier brothers.

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  10. Hey there,
    I have some questions about ferret food.
    1.when I get a new ferret, do they eat something special?
    2. How many food eats one ferret a day?
    3. How many eats a young ferret?
    4.what should I give them, buy food especially
    For ferrets, or should I do it myself?
    5. What do you give your ferrets?
    6.do you have a time-table-planner thing for me
    How I should feed them and when?

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    1. Hi!
      1 best food for ferrets is raw meat. Second best is kibble high in protein (over 50%)
      2,3 adult ferret will eat about a bag of kibble per month. Young ferrets eat much more than adults, as they are growing and they are moving much more.
      4 you can buy any kind of raw meat (skin and bones is fine) for example, chicken wings and legs, different organs, shrimp and etc.
      5 I give my ferrets a mix of 3 different kinds of dry food and some raw beef.
      6 They always have their kibble, so they eat as much and when they want. You should do the same. Ferrets will eat as much as they need. If they are fed good food, they won't get fat or sick.

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  11. How do I get variety(? Some change, sorry I don't know the word)
    In the food plan?

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    1. If you change ferret's food, he is going to have problems with stomach. To give them balanced diet, always mix several different foods, give them eggs. So give them a variety, but every day, not one thing one week and a different thing next week.

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  12. What is a good ferret cage? Can you recommend me something?

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    1. Here are some cage reviews http://www.ferret-farm.com/2015/11/cagereviews.html

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  13. What toys should I get for my ferret?

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    1. Ferrets need a cage or a separate space, where they will be kept, food and water dishes, water bottle, beds, hammocks, toys, food, treats, ferret shampoo, pet carrier, litter boxes and some other items depending on your choice.

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  14. Hi,
    How do I make my ferret stop pooping everywhere?
    Thanks!

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  15. I love your ferret pictures, please post more of them!

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  16. Help! My adult male rescue is acting like a kit! I know for a fact he knows what a litter box is, and how to use one. But since buying this new cage he just flat out REFUSES. I even put him on one level and had food and bedding in one place and the litter boxes in the opposite. Today he just didn't dig in them...instead, he pooped by his water bowl. Are there any tips you have? It's really frustrating. The litter boxes are high-backed lock-in boxes.

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    1. Was he using the same litter boxes in his previous cage? Think what changed compared to the previous set up.
      Try putting everything in exactly the same order, add some extra stuff to take up the space, make sure there is a litter box on each level, get some ferret litter or a paper toilet dirty with his poo and pee and leave it in his litter box, it will act as a bathroom sign for him.
      Good luck!

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  17. I noticed that my ferret is not eating and drinking, what is wrong with him?

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    1. Take him to the vet right now! it is a sign of a serious health problem. Your ferret could die within a few hours.

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  18. I have a 2.5 year old female ferret. I just introduced her to a baby who is 6 week male ferret. But she's so nervous around him, she avoids him, hisses, ignores him...I'm scared she will do something bad to him while I'm not looking. Though she hasn't shown any intent to kill. She's just Incredibly nervous. She won't even go down the stairs of her cage bc the baby is sleeping there. Wtf lol I'm stressed out af. Please please help me. She won't even go down to eat bc he's there.

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    1. Ferrets are territorial animals and see a new ferret as an intruder. Old ferret will defend his territory from the newcomer. It is important to introduce a new ferret very slowly.
      Put a new ferret in a separate cage, but in the same room. Wash new and old ferret with the same shampoo and give the same food, litter, bedding so that they sell similarly. After several days let them both out on a neutral territory. Supervise them at all times, and separate, if they get violent. Wait, till they become very friendly with each other. Eventually you will see them sleeping falling asleep together. Only then put them in the same cage. Make sure each ferret has it's own bed, food plate, toys, so that they don't fight over it.
      Be careful! Ferrets can seriously hurt each other.

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  19. Both my female ferrets (2 yrs. & 3 mo. old) are fed kipple but hearing that there are more health benefits to a raw food diet I want to switch them to a meat diet. I just have a couple of questions...
    - What meats (chicken, salmon, etc) are the best for my babies?
    - How many ounces of meat to give w/o over feeding?
    - Best temp. to feed it to them? I know any type of starts to build bacteria after a certain temp!
    - How many times a day do would I feed them meat? 2-3 times a day?
    - Can I mix meat the meat up like add chicken & steak or do I keep them on 1 type of meat? I know when switching kibble foods it can cause diarrhea.

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    1. Try reading this: http://www.ferret-farm.com/2015/12/switchingtoraw.html
      Give them as much as they will eat
      It is ok to give meat from the fridge, I throw it away if it hasn't been eaten within one day.
      Yes, it is good to mix different kinds of meat.

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  20. My kit does not seem to like to use the ramps in her cage. It will go up stairs to the second level using whatever method it can, and doesn't seem to like going down the ramp... We put grip strips on the ramps which help, but will she learn this on her own over time?

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    1. Ramps aren't convenient for ferrets, most ferrets just hate them, my ferrets would purposefully remove them. Try making or buying ramp covers, or just remove them and put the shelves closer to each other so that your ferret can climb easily.

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  21. I have two male ferrets. Klaus (white) and Pan (sable). Klaus has started to poop and pee on the selves of the cage. He had done this before we got Pan then stopped. He has now started again. Can you please give me any tips to keep him from doing this? Your help would be most appreciated. Thank you.

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    1. What do you mean by selves of the cage? Usually, to stop your ferret from going in the wrong spot you need to: clean it very well (may be even with bleach, but make sure to rinse it off very well), put something like bed or food to take the space; make sure, that the litter box is large and clean, so that your ferret can use it.
      Or may be try putting one more litter box in the spot that he picked as his bathroom.
      Good luck!

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