Hi there! I’m Fran Freedman here at Morning
Starr Animal Sanctuary, and I’m here to talk to you about buying a ferret on behalf
of expertvillage.com. When you go to buy a ferret at a pet shop, what you’re usually
getting is a young kit usually with no social skills. Like I’m holding this one here.
He would be nipping and biting and would have to learn that human are not edible. Sanctuaries
also have young kits from time to time because people do buy them from pet stores and they
usually cost about 150 dollars. Unfortunately, they don’t get all the information about
them and then they realize that they’re really not adapting to their lifestyle. Definitely,
sanctuaries do have…like Thelma here, she’s probably only about 9 months old, but she’s
already socialized and ready to go. If you do buy from a pet store, make sure that you
know about the ferret and what it needs in it’s life at that stage.