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Welcome to Sybil's Den.  This site is meant for information purposes  on raising  pet exotics animals based on my experience.  There are care sheets for black bears, foxes, raccoons, emus, farm animals and domestic animals.   Also please find a very informative message board with a lot of great members.

For some of the species of animals I have or had information on, You will find their photo gallery.
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Q& A's

How long do ferrets live?

Normally about 6 to 8 years
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Should I take my ferret to the vet?

Yes, You should but make sure your vet will accept ferrets not all of them do :(
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Can ferrets be litter trained?

Yes, they can ^_^
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Are ferrets legal to own anywhere?

No, You will have to check where you live. If you live in Washington D.C or NYC you may not own one.
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Do I need a cage for my ferret?

Yes, you will.
Also, A hammock will be nice to get for your furry friend. Mine loves her hammock
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What are the best toys for ferrets?

Mine loves rubber and also small cat balls ( plastic)
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Will I be allergect to a ferret?

If you're allergect to cats then more than likely yes

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Will my ferret get hairballs?

Yes, they will. You will hear them coughing and you will know that they have having trouble with hairballs.
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How do I get rid of my ferrets hairballs?

There is something you can buy at the pet store called ferret lax.
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Are ferrets destructive?

They can be. A few things to keep away from them ANYTHING rubber such as remotes,Shoe inserts,phone cables. They also like to get inside of shoes and scratch which can ruin your shoes. Mine has done this to mine

sometimes they like to scratch and can also make holes in your carpet. If your ferret has a scratching problem you can get them soft paws for kittens and put them on. It will not hurt your ferret at all.
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What to feed my ferret?

I normally go to my pet store and buy normal ferret food. Walmart has some as well you can find.
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Do ferrets smell?

Yes, they do. You can get them descented and that will help a lot but they still smell. I =-honestly have gotten used to it. You can also give your ferret a bath. Their poop and pee can smell horriblea

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Do ferrets bite?

Oh yes the can and pretty hard when they want to. I have always gotten mine from a second owner (craigslist) they have always been tame. My ferret now will bite when shes playing but not hard at all and if she does I tap her on the head and tell her NO. Ferrets also for some reason do not like socks on your feet they will bite them just playing around but can still hurt.
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Can my ferret do tricks?

I have heard they are capable of it. Mine I have not gotten to do any tricks she has a mind of her own?
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Can you walk a ferret on a leash?

Yes. YOu can my ferret loves going outside. But be careful they can slip out of a harness since they are so tiny. Pet stores sell leashes
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Can ferrets get fleas?

Yes, they can.
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How do I get rid of them?

You can give them a flea bath use kitty shampoo or you can use kitten flea treatment. Wash their hammock with hot water and wash their cage with hot water
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How hard is it to take care of a ferret?

On a scale from 1 to 10 I would say maybe a 4
Like any animal they just need food and water.You have to clean out their litter box a good amount They can poop a lot.

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Do ferrets like affection?

You can hold and pet your ferret. Mine loves being scractched behind her neck. But, She is so snoopy and wants to go explore so she wont stay for too long. If you want to be able to hold your ferret, The best time is to pick them up right after they wake up from a deep sleep
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Do ferrets get along with other animals?

Honestly, I think it depends on your pet. Also, keep an eye on them. My dog is very good around my ferret but not to much my cat. so make sure to keep a watchful eye on them and DO NOT force them to meet.
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other things you may not know about ferrets

They can get a cold from humans. So, If you're sick be very careful around you ferret.

When ferrets are happy they will make a dooking sound and hop around

The hardest thing for me to deal with owning a ferret is when you let them out of their cage if you choose to let them roam around just know they will try to get into everything and that sometimes can be tiresom.]e

Ferrets can sleep so hard that you can shake them and they still wont wake up. I had my ferret do this and I thought she had passed but no she was just sleeping

Ferrets will sleep most of the day. I would recommend taking them out for at least a few hours a day. They need affection and play time outside of the cage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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d is it to take care of a ferret?

On a scale from 1 to 10 I would say maybe a 4
Like any animal they just need food and water.You have to clean out their litter box a good amount They can poop a lot.

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Do ferrets like affection?

You can hold and pet your ferret. Mine loves being scractched behind her neck. But, She is so snoopy and wants to go explore so she wont stay for too long. If you want to be able to hold your ferret, The best time is to pick them up right after they wake up from a deep sleep
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Do ferrets get along with other animals?

Honestly, I think it depends on your pet. Also, keep an eye on them. My dog is very good around my ferret but not to much my cat. so make sure to keep a watchful eye on them and DO NOT force them to meet.
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other things you may not know about ferrets

They can get a cold from humans. So, If you're sick be very careful around you ferret.

When ferrets are happy they will make a dooking sound and hop around

The hardest thing for me to deal with owning a ferret is when you let them out of their cage if you choose to let them roam around just know they will try to get into everything and that sometimes can be tiresom.]e

Ferrets can sleep so hard that you can shake them and they still wont wake up. I had my ferret do this and I thought she had passed but no she was just sleeping

Ferrets will sleep most of the day. I would recommend taking them out for at least a few hours a day. They need affection and play time outside of the cage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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