Ferrets For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 4, 2011 - Pets - 408 pages
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Thinking about getting a ferret? Want to make sure you’re giving the ferret you already have the best possible care? Ferrets For Dummies helps you decide whether a ferret is for you and give your little fellah a healthy, happy home. It’s packed with practical information on feeding, housing, health maintenance, and medical care.

This friendly, plain-English guide gives you the authoritative information you need in a cut-to-the-chase, quick-reference format. You’ll find the latest on appropriate diets for ferrets, dental hygiene, common ferret diseases and infections, and designing and establishing an enjoyable and enriching environment for both your ferret and yourself. You’ll also get solid tips about how to get to know your ferret and introduce it to other family members and how and when to give your ferret and his cage a good cleaning. Discover how to:

  • Choose the perfect ferret
  • Ferret-proof your house
  • Handle ferret first-aid
  • Make foods your ferret will love
  • Deal with behavior issues
  • Select terrific ferret toys
  • Interpret your ferret’s actions
  • Find the best vet for your ferret
  • Travel with your ferret
  • Make sure your little friend doesn’t get bored
  • Decide whether to breed your ferret

Complete with helpful lists of ferret myths and misconceptions as well as recipes for meals your ferret will gobble up, Ferrets For Dummies is the resource you need to keep your ferret happy and healthy for years to come.

 

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FERRETS FOR DUMMIES

User Review  - chernjerr - Overstock.com

THIS BOOK IS A MUST HAVE FOR FERRET OWNERS. NOT ONLY DOES IT HAVE VERY USEFUL TIPS ON HOW TO TAKE GREAT CARE OF YOUR PET IT ALSO GIVE HEALTH TIPS AND SHOWS YOU HOW TO TEACH YOUR FERRET TRICKS. IT ALSO EXPLAINS ALL YOUR FERRETS FEELINGS AND VOCALIZATIONS. A GREAT BUY!! Read full review

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User Review  - Darksong17 - LibraryThing

Excellent ferret care guide for a first time fuzzy owner. My only gripes with it were that the author seemed to contradict herself a couple of times and her advice on raw feeding was a little iffy in ... Read full review

Contents

What You Need to Know About Ferrets
9
Understanding What Ferrets Are And Arent
21
Ferrets and the Law Licensing and Other Issues
39
Finding Your Ferret and Hanging Up the Welcome Hammock
45
On the Tail of a New Carpet Shark Um Ferret
47
Home Sweet Home Preparing Your Ferrets Quarters
63
FerretProofing Your Home
89
Introducing Fuzzy to His New Family
97
Handling Viruses Infections and Other Conditions and Illnesses
243
Finding and Treating the Big C and Other Lumps
275
Saying Goodbye When the Time Comes
287
Ferret Psychology 101 Behavior and Training
299
Understanding What Fuzzy Is Trying to Tell You
301
Putting Your Ferret through Basic Training Easy as 123?
313
Dealing with the Behaviorally Challenged Ferret
319
Breeding Ferrets The Facts Fallacies and Plain Ol Hard Work
329

Basic Ferret Care and Feeding
115
Filling Your Ferrets Belly
117
Cleaning Time Not All Ferret Fun and Games
143
Enrichment Yours and Your Ferrets
161
Have Ferret May Travel
181
Tackling Your Ferrets Health Issues and Treatments
191
Setting Up Your Ferrets Health Plan Vets and FirstAid Kits
193
Helping Your Hurt Ferret FirstAid Basics
209
Ferreting Out Ferret Pests
233
Should You Breed Your Ferret? Looking at the Big Picture
331
Unmasking the Details of Ferret Love
337
From Birth to Bundle of Energy Walking a Fuzzys Timeline
349
The Part of Tens
355
Ten Common Ferret Myths and Misconceptions
357
Chapter 25 Ten Recipes Your Ferret Will Love
363
Index
373
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About the author (2011)

Kim Schilling has been owned by ferrets for over 20 years. Although she once had over 30 in her care, she now keeps her numbers under 10. Kim operates Animals for Awareness, a special sanctuary for unwanted and abandoned exotic animals.

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