There are different kinds of domesticated ferrets. If you want something colourful, why not try the Angora
The angora ferret began in Sweden when a breeder noticed a transformation among his ferrets as they produced longer
hair on the hind legs and rear part of their bodies. The offspring were then sold to another breeder until they
found their way into the US.
It is very challenging to breed an angora ferret because it requires 10 short hair ferrets that each carries the
desired gene. This means that along the way, several variations are created.
But, let me warn you, an Angora Ferret would cost way higher than the normal ferrets. If this is way beyond your
budget, try your luck in an animal shelter. Who knows? Perhaps someone who owned one in the past decided to give it
When you are looking at the angora ferrets on hand, pay attention to their eyes and their behaviour. If they are
bright and they are very friendly, then this is probably the one you should bring home with you. Make sure that you
already have a cage to house them so they have their own space when it is time for them to go to bed. A good cage
is available around $100. You can try
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This should be big enough for them to move and play around in. You also have to buy a few toys for them to play
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Just like other pets that you have had in the past, there are some do’s and don’ts that you have to follow so that
there won’t be any problems between you and your new friend.
You will probably have to follow a strict diet consisting of meat and poultry products since ferrets prefer a meal
that is high in protein and low in fat. You must never feed them anything that is rich in carbs or sugar and those
that are intended for other animals.
As the angora ferret grows older, you can substitute its diet with bones and other items as their need for protein
It will also be advisable to ferret proof your home so they do not cause any damage or hurt themselves. Since they
are quite small and they might take a nap just about anywhere in the room, check under the cushion of the couch
before you sit down.
Don’t forget to bring the angora ferret to the vet for its annual vaccinations to prevent the spread of rabies or
having it succumb to illness.
The angora ferret can also be toilet trained so they won’t dump their waste on your carpet. It is also possible
to teach them to do a few tricks which will surely amaze those who get to see your new pet.
Everyone deserves to have a pet. Sure, you can settle for a dog, cat or a goldfish but it is nothing compared to
the love and playfulness of a friendly and sociable exotic little creature like the long haired Angora ferret. If
it is legal to own one where you live, by all means go ahead and get one.