TEN THINGS FERRET OWNERS SHOULD KNOW
#10: WHERE TO FIND ADDITIONAL HELP
the best ferret owners need a little help now and then. We still
need good ferret products and services, books and other publications
to inform us of the very latest information, and we need to know
where to turn when our ferrets get sick and we can't find the cause.
Whatever you are looking for, there are some excellent resources
available to help. The following is a list of ferret resources to
which the PFRA has extended their recommendation. If you believe
that you know of other resources (products/retailers, veterinarians,
books, newsletters, etc.), or if you would like us to review a publication/product
of yours, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to check
it out. If we feel it is worthy of our recommendation, we will gladly
add it to our list.
Ferrets for Dummies, by Kim Schilling. This is the most
up-to-date book on the market and is absolutely chock full of important
information about ferrets.
A Practical Guide to Ferret Care, by Deborah Jeans. The
Practical Guide was written several years ago, and there are references
to some organizations that no longer exist, however the information
on ferret care is excellent and is worth the read!
The Ferret: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet, by
Mary Shefferman. Good, basic information about the care of the domestic
ferret. Author is also the editor of Modern Ferret magazine.
Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents: Clinical Medicine and Surgery,
by Elizabeth Hillyer and Katherine Quesenberry. This book is an
excellent reference book on all aspects of medicine relative to
the domestic ferret (also sections on rabbits and rodents). It is
a bit on the technical side and beyond perhaps the new ferret owner
in some areas, however I still recommend it for all ferret
owners. First, it will help all ferret owners to understand illnesses
that their ferrets may develop. Secondly, for the ferret owner whose
vet may not be an expert in the field of ferret medicine, it may
help the owner to work with their vet to diagnose and treat illnesses.
In my opinion, no veterinarian that treats ferrets should be without
Sources: Most of these books are available on-line at The
Ferret Store, Barnes & Noble
and Amazon in addition to most
Newsletters and Magazines
Ferrets, bi-monthly publication by Fancy Publications. For information about subscribing, please visit Fancy Publication's Animal
The American Ferret Report, published by the American
The best place for other ferret information is Ferret
Central and Ferret Health which are sites that links to most other known ferret
websites and also contains a great deal of information. Be sure
to check out the Ferret FAQs on the site.
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