?

Log in

Live life ferretishly!

Wardance your troubles away!

Name:
Ferretish
Location:
Website:
Membership:
Open
Posting Access:
All Members
Description:
responsible pet ferret ownership and support


Welcome to Ferretish!


This community is a gathering place for ferret owners (new, old, and aspiring) as well as anyone else who admires these fuzzy little sock thieves. If you just joined, please feel free to make a post and introduce yourself and your ferrets!

We want you to feel welcome here and for this to become a fun and active ferret community, full of pictures and silly stories of what these little creatures do to make us their slaves and to charm us so wholeheartedly. So please join in and post! Pictures and anecdotes are just as welcome as care information and questions, but most of all, remember to have fun!

We are a no-nonsense community when it comes to giving advice. Yes, there are many acceptable ways to care for your pets, and you won't find anyone bickering with you over giving or taking fifteen minutes of playtime or which ear cleaner you use. But when it comes to harmful foods, toys, caging, or ownership practices, you will be informed of what you're doing wrong, and we encourage you to be open-minded. However, we won't tolerate flaming or excessive harshness here. You will attract more flies with honey than vinegar, and nicely rewording your comment can often mean the difference between being blown off by the poster or having your advice taken. I think we all want the latter.

We strongly encourage ferret disease control and prevention practices here, namely ADV testing. We want you to test your ferrets for ADV because we test our ferrets for ADV. It's a horrible disease that can be prevented with knowledge, testing, and proper quarantine procedures. When adding to your ferret family, please remember to quarantine, and test your ferrets yearly or bi-yearly with a reliable blood test (the CEP test, either done at home or through your vet).

Please remember: LIVEJOURNAL IS NOT A VET'S OFFICE. No one, not even a vet, can diagnose your ferret over the internet. If your pet is sick, take him or her to your veterinarian as soon as possible! These little lives depend on us for everything.

Looking for something? We have an extensive tags section for your perusal.

Some good ferret-related websites:

Ferret Depot
Ferret Couture
Ferret Central
About Aleutian disease
Chelsey's Cozies (great ferret bedding!)
Drs. Foster & Smith
Ferret Health List archives
Ferrets magazine (now online only)
Food Ranking Chart
Happy Paws Bakery (adorable handmade ferret harnesses, leashes, and collars)
Maine Cage Factory
Legalize ferrets in California!
Midwest Ferret Nation cage (arguably the best ferret cage available)
Pingford's Porridge
Scrivener's Retreat (handmade ferret toys & custom plush ferrets)
Support Our Shelters (SOS)
Weez Wear (custom bedding, clothing, and costumes--not just for ferrets!)
Ferret Shelter Directory
American Ferret Association (AFA)
adrenal disease, adv, adv testing, adventures, albinos, along came polly, balls, bandannas, bandits, beastmaster, bells, bellybuttons, black footed ferrets, black roans, blankets, bottlebrush tails, bouncing, bumming food, burrowing, business, busy blankets, cages, canada ferrets, carpet sharks, cats, champagnes, cheweasels, chocolates, cinnamons, climbing, collars, crochet eggs, cuddling, cute pictures, dancing, dark eyed whites, dig boxes, digging, dingo jerky, dirt, dooking, duck soup, ear cleaning, eating, exploring, feasels, feline greenies, ferret, ferret breeders, ferret clothing, ferret couture, ferret depot, ferret kisses, ferret nation, ferret owners, ferret shelters, ferretone, ferrets, ferrets magazine, ferretvite, ferts, fml, foamy fries, food, friends, fuzzies, fuzziness, getting into things, gibs, greenies, hairball remedy, hammocks, harnesses, harry potter, having fun, heehee, hiding things, hobs, hopping, houseferrets, insulinoma, jills, jumping, litterboxes, looking cute, lord of the rings, marked whites, marshall farms, microchipping, midwest cages, mischief, mitts, mustelids, n-bones, new york, path valley farms, pet stores, petco, petland, petsmart, pictures, plastic bags, playing, polecats, presents, pull-n-go toys, raisins, responsible pet ownership, riley the ferret, romping, rubber fetish, running around, sables, scruffs, shelters, silver mitts, sleep sacks, sleeping, snd, snuggling, socks, sprites, stashing, stealing, stuffed animals, super pet, sweaters, swimming, tattoos, teddy bears, tennis balls, tents, the park, the vet, theferretstore.com, thievery, totally ferret, toys, treats, trouble, tunnels, under the bed, wagging tails, war dancing, weasels, weez, whiskers, wrestling, yawning, yesterday's news

Statistics