by Vicky McKimmey


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Ferrets are lively, domestic pets that can provide great entertainment and companionship. Find out how to prepare your household for adopting a ferret, as well as essential care information to ensure he is healthy and contented. T.F.H. has teamed up with Animal Planet™, the only television network devoted to the unique bonds between humans and animals, to present an exciting new series of family-friendly, comprehensive guides to superior pet care. Each book features newly written text from animal experts on a variety of topics, including feeding, housing, grooming, training, health care, and fun activities. Useful tip boxes in each chapter show every member of the household how to make the most out of owning a pet.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780793837878
Publisher: TFH Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2007
Series: Animal Planet Pet Care Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 836,780
Product dimensions: 7.88(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Vickie McKimmey is on the board of Directors of the American Ferret Association, Inc. (AFA) and serves as Director for both the Breeding and Shows and Special Events Committees. She also serves as an AFA Senior Show Judge and has authored many publications on the proper care and breeding of ferrets. She lives in Frederick, Maryland.

Table of Contents

Why I Adore My Ferret     5
Natural History
Physical Characteristics
Temperament and Personality
More Than One?
Legal Issues
Ownership Responsibilities
The Stuff of Everyday Life     19
An Appropriate Cage
Ferret-Proofing Your Home
Eating Well     35
Natural Diet
Basic Nutrition
Feeding Schedule
Changing Dietary Needs
Commercial Ferret Foods
Human Foods
Special Needs
Looking Good     51
Nail Care
Ear Care
Dental Care
Grooming as Bonding Time
Feeling Good     63
Finding a Vet
The Vet Visit
Signs of Illness
General Illnesses
Ferret-Specific Illnesses
Seasonal Changes
Senior Ferret Care
Being Good     85
Proper Handling
Ferrets With Ferrets
Ferrets, Cats, and Dogs
Walking on a Leash
Litter Box Training
Problem Behaviors
Finding the Lost Ferret
The Good Life
Resources     102
Index     108

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Ferrets 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
bm2boats More than 1 year ago
Has helpful info for Ferrets, though neels a little more clarification at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago