Ferrets/life span

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bev wrote at 2006-09-17 03:47:45
Greetings,



We have a 6 year old ferret and the vet just told us that she would never have guessed he is 6. He is just as active as our younger ferret, with no health problems. These two are part of our family. I am so glad we have them.


k wrote at 2008-08-18 14:47:58
I read all the information out there and figured our ferret to live to at least 8.  However, he got sick and when we took him into the vet they told us that they only live 5-6 years.  They told us it would be worth the time and expense to try and figure out was wrong since he was so old.  I would figure 5-6 years and if they live longer than that is going to be wonderful for you.  They are great, some time and effort involved but wonderful little guys.  I would do it again in a heartbeat!


Alaina wrote at 2009-01-06 03:27:27
A healthy ferret should live a good ten years and they are great pets. I love mine and he is very sweet, but be careful some are not good with kids. Mine loves to play with the cats and dogs. Ferrets are high mantance but is worth it.


L wrote at 2009-08-23 20:37:08
I've had three ferrets and all lived to at least 8 years. On lived to 10 and the other 12. And it doesn't take long at all to really train them. Then again, I train as I go and play time is actually training time. None of mine ever had any huge health problems and they cost a lot less then my dog (and the larger dog breeds sometimes have a shorter life span then a ferret)


Codddy wrote at 2010-02-22 02:46:07
No you're dumb its not 350$ max.. cause i just went to the store TODAY to get a farret, and it costed me 508$ for everything including a bed and a leash (30$ for both)


Ferret Mommy wrote at 2013-09-11 19:49:11
That was a dumb previous answer! I spend that a year on just food and vet visits. I have a 5 and 8 year old and they do and WILL get sick and it isn't cheap. I love them so much, but they are a lot of work. It's a daily and time consuming relationship. Good Luck!  


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I have owned ferrets for over 15 years, have also done ferret rescue. Can answer questions re: behavior problems, food, training, and general info. I have unique ideas re: solving some common ferret problems. I will not answer vet questions, I will recommend a vet consult.

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I have owned ferrets for 15+ years, and have done ferret rescue.
I have owned 8 at one time, and have also done pet therapy with four of my Ferrets! I love ferrets, I think they are fascinating little creatures! :o)

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I have done ferret rescue, and subscribe to FML.Also belong to 2 local ferret clubs, and do ferret teaching in schools and Mrdd centers.

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My ferrets were spotlighted in " Pet of the Day" on AOL, and also two of my ferrets were certified as "Therapy companions" for pet therapy by Four Paws.
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