9780470139431

Ferrets For Dummies

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470139431

  • ISBN10:

    0470139439

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-10-08
  • Publisher: For Dummies

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Summary

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 ferretComplete 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.

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
Is a Ferret Right for You?
What You Need to Know About Ferrets
Understanding What Ferrets Are (And Aren't)
Ferrets and the Law: Licensing and Other Issues
Finding Your Ferret and Hanging Up the Welcome Hammock
On the Tail of a New Carpet Shark (Um, Ferret)
Home Sweet Home: Preparing Your Ferret's Quarters
Ferret -Proofing Your Home
Introducing Fuzzy to His New Family
Basic Ferret Care and Feeding
Filling Your Ferret's Belly
Cleaning Time: Not All Ferret Fun and Games
Enrichment: Yours and Your Ferret's
Have Ferret, May Travel
Tackling Your Ferret's Health Issues and Treatments
Setting Up Your Ferret's Health Plan: Vets and First-Aid Kits
Helping Your Hurt Ferret: First-Aid Basics
Ferreting Out Ferret Pests
Handling Viruses, Infections, and Other Conditions and Illnesses
Finding and Treating the Big C and Other Lumps
Saying Goodbye When the Time Comes
Ferret Psychology 101: Behavior and Training
Understanding What Fuzzy Is Trying to Tell You
Putting Your Ferret through Basic Training: Easy as 1-2-3?
Dealing with the Behaviorally Challenged Ferret
Breeding Ferrets: The Facts, Fallacies, and Plain Ol' Hard Work
Should You Breed Your Ferret? Looking at the Big Picture
Unmasking the Details of Ferret Love
From Birth to Bundle of Energy: Walking a Fuzzy's Timeline
The Part of Tens
Ten Common Ferret Myths and Misconceptions
Ten Recipes Your Ferret Will Love
Index
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