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New Complete Guide to Ferrets

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Fully updated and expanded?now with color photosgraphs All you need to know on every aspect of ferrets and ferreting Advice on housing and equipment, feeding, handling, and training Information on breeding, showing , and ferret racing; plus dealing with with ailments Includes a glossary of terms and details of useful organizations in the UK, US, and Europe

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Overview

Fully updated and expanded—now with color photosgraphs All you need to know on every aspect of ferrets and ferreting Advice on housing and equipment, feeding, handling, and training Information on breeding, showing , and ferret racing; plus dealing with with ailments Includes a glossary of terms and details of useful organizations in the UK, US, and Europe

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846891311
  • Publisher: Quiller Press Limited
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Edition description: 2
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

James McKay is Director of the UK's National Ferret School and a former Chief Executive of the UK's National Federation of Zoos and a scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London. he works as an independent consultant for many veterinary companies and zoological establishments. He is author of over twenty books. He lives in England.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1 Origins 11

2 Selection 26

3 Housing 37

4 Handling, Taming and Training 49

5 Feeding 54

6 Breeding 64

7 Working 77

8 Showing, Racing and Pets 114

9 Ailments and First Aid 119

10 Genetics 136

Appendix 1 Ferret Facts and Figures 143

Appendix 2 Glossary of Ferret and Ferreting Terms 146

Appendix 3 Bibliography 154

Appendix 4 Useful Addresses 156

Appendix 5 The Ferreting Code of Practice 162

Appendix 6 Code of Practice for Organisers of Ferret Racing and Displays 171

Index 173

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