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FERRETS CURRENTLY AVAILABLE*(02/13/2015)
FVF offers special adoption packages for harder to place ferrets:
Ferrets with Special Veterinary Needs
Large Ferret Families (3 or more wanting to stay together)
Ferrets with Behavioral Problems needing gentle correction.
We are happy to talk to you about all of our available ferrets, profiled or not.
Please feel free to call or email us and ask about ferrets that haven't been posted for adoption.
Some senior ferrets have been removed from our
adoptable page and reclassified as permanent residents because they realistically have very
little chance of being adopted. You can see their profiles on the sponsor a ferret page.
Penny and Lily
as pair only
Penny and Lily were surrendered by a family who drove them all
the way from the Twin Cities because they were not getting the
attention they needed anymore. According to report, Lily is a
sweet heart who has never done any biting. She is picky and
doesn’t like any treats, but loves blankets and playing blankie.
She arrived with a sore that “comes and goes” and had been
recurring for about 6 month. Vet exam revealed this to be a deep
tissue infection that occasionally drained-based on the location
and shape of the scar there is a strong possibility that one of
the other animals in the house grabbed her. A course of
antibiotics should have it cleared up. Records indicate she was
born 9/11/11. Penny likes treats and is very active. She will
bite when she is excited-especially when she is excited. Records
indicate she was born on 6/26/11. These girls are imprinted on
Marshall Farms food and will just about starve themselves rather
than eat anything else. They have been around dogs, cats and
kids over 4 years old. Vet check and distemper shots done on
SONIC AND PANDA
Adoptable as pair only .
Ferret Owners Required
Panda and Sonic came from a backyard breeder by way of a
family who ran an in-home daycare. The BYB did not do a good job
of educating the family, and within a few months they realized
ferrets, especially rambunctious baby ferrets, were not the
right pet for them. Here at the shelter the boys like to play in
the water dish and would probably love a ferret sized swimming
pool or time in the tub. They are high energy and like chase
games and climbing on things. They are still learning their
manners and may occasionally nip, sometimes hard, but respond to
appropriate correction. We have noted that Sonic is more willing
to be held than Panda is. Because of their origin, they were not
neutered or descented when they arrived. They had never seen a
vet and had not had any shots. They had their distemper shot on
10/2/14 (LS). We are looking into a booster at this time since
it has now been 3 months. They were neutered in Nov 2014, but we
made the decision NOT TO DESCENT them as we did not want them
under anesthetic any longer than necessary for the neuter. Based
on their teeth and the timing of their purchase from the BYB, we
believe they were born late April or early May of 2014.
BANDITO, MAGGIE AND MARGOT
Adoptable as group only
Bandito, Maggie and Margot. Bandito arrived in Aug of 2014,
along with his sister who unexpectedly went to the bridge a few
week’s later. He was reported as being spunky, not liking
bathes, loving treats, using the litter box, and good with dogs,
cats and kids as young as 2. Here at the shelter, we have
discovered that he does much better in a cage with two little
girl ferrets than he does in an open room with multiple ferrets.
We have also discovered that as far as he is concerned canned
cat food is the best stuff EVER. Prior to arriving at FVF he had
never seen a vet, and his birth certificate showed a Jan 2010
birth date. He had his vet check and distemper shot on 8/18/14.
Margot and Maggie arrived in Nov of 2014 from Lincoln County
Humane. The person who surrendered them there had to have been
at least their second home and was calling them simply “ferret
one and ferret two”. No further information was given. Here at
the shelter we have determined that they get overwhelmed in
larger ferret groups, but have adopted Bandito. Both are very
playful and curious. They love to run around and explore. We
have noticed that Maggie is a talker and will chuckle and dook
as she runs around. Based on the condition of their teeth, we
believe they were born later in 2011. They had their vet check
and distemper shots on 11/18/14 (amc).
Senior Citizen with Special Needs
Buddy arrived with full blown adrenal disease. His sister,
who arrived with him sadly went to the bridge without warning.
Prior to coming to FVF, a concern person had pulled them out of
a neglect situation but knew she could not keep them. She held
them just under 2 months before bringing them to us. According
to that person, Buddy loves attention and was great with kids as
young as 2. He had not met any dogs or cats. Here at the shelter
his hair has grown in beautifully following a ferretonin implant
and he has done well with other sweet seniors. Because of his
age (estimated as 6) and adrenal disease, he was vet checked on
8/5/14 but was not vaccinated.
SASSY AND PODO
Adoptable as pair only
Podo is Senior Citizen with Special NeedsSassy and Podo arrived from a severe neglect situation with
another ferret, Kodo, who sadly had to be euthanize after
about 2 months as he was not getting any better and we
suspect he had a tumor in his abdomen, but was so
debilitated he would not have survived surgery. Sassy gives
kisses and wants to play. She likes to escape from her cage
(reported by her foster mom before coming to FVF). As she
was the youngest, she was the least impacted by the neglect.
She had no identifiable health issues other than needing a
clean environment and good food readily available. Based on
the condition of her teeth, we think Sassy was about 2 ˝
(born early 2012). Podo was in much worse condition with ear
and skin infections. Medications cleared his ear infections
but he still has a discolored spot on his side that he
occasionally scratches at-we believe it to be scar tissue.
Podo is also affectionate and gives kisses. He loved having
his ears rubbed and having play time. Based on the condition
of his teeth, we believe he was at least 5 when he arrived
(born mid 2009 at the latest). Vet checked at Lakeside on
6/18/14, but because of their condition they were not
vaccinated. We will be reassessing vaccinations in the near
future since they are both doing much better.
SKITSO AND DEMI
Skitso and Demi arrived in April of 2014 with their
sister Minka. Unfortunately Minka has some health issues
and went to the bridge in August. Skitso and Demi are
very sweet and playful. They seem to really enjoy tubes
and ball pits. Skitso likes to play “blankie”, and Demi
will eventually join in. Based on owner report, all
three were born in Sept 2009. Vet check and distemper
done on 4/17/14. Demi had a basal cell tumor behind her
ear, it was removed and she had a dental on 4/24/14.
ZANNA AND HERA
Zanna and Hera. Zanna arrived with Zander and Ziva.
She is younger and larger than Ziva, but every bit
as playful. She has been known to nip when she is
really excited. She does not mean anything by it,
but it is important that she is not “roughed up” by
your hands while playing as we do not want to
encourage the nipping. , Zanna was likely born
between May and Oct 2011. Her original vet check and
distemper was done on 10/15/13 (amc). Hera arrived
at FVF in Aug 2013. She had been advertised on CL as
“last day for ferret” and a person went and got her
and brought her to FVF. Hera was a diva at first,
and would get all upset if another ferret came near
her. Eventually she decided that she liked playing
with Zanna, and slowly became part of their family.
She now plays with all of them, and other ferrets in
the room as well. Based on the condition of her
teeth, we believe she was born summer of 2010.
Original vet check and distemper done on 8/27/13 (amc),
they both had their vet checks and distempers
updated 11/3/14 (LS).
ZANDER AND ZIVA
Zander and Ziva are older ferrets, but you would
never know it. Zander believes all stuffed toys must
die and takes his mission to wipe them from the face
of the earth very seriously-because of this; he and
his sister must not have stuffed toys. Ziva is a
tiny girl who is sometimes too smart for her own
good. She figured out that if she climbed on the top
of the automatic feeder, she could launch herself up
and grab the top of the gate, then pull herself out
of the ferret room-because of this, “her” room no
longer has a large feeder in it. These ferrets and
their sister Zanna have been at FVF since Oct 2013.
Based on the condition of their teeth, we believe
Zander and Ziva were born between May and Oct 2008.
Vet check and distemper done on 10/15/13 (amc), with
vet checks updated 11/3/14 (LS), however due to
Zander’s health (he is showing some signs of being
adrenal) and age, and Ziva’s age, they did not
receive vaccines this year.
WIZZIE AND OLD MAN FERT
Adoptable as pair only
Wizzie and Old Man Fert both arrived at FVF in Sept
2013. Wizzie was a private surrender who was a diva
and did not like other ferrets. In her time here,
she has gotten used to the idea that having other
ferrets to play and cuddle with isn’t such a bad
thing. She now does very well with the senior and
mellow ferrets she is housed with. Her first ferret
friend was Old Man Fert and they should stay
together. She is very sweet, and a gentle player.
She has never shown any nipping behavior here.
According to the person who surrendered her, she was
born in June, 2011-the condition of her teeth is
consistent with that. Original vet check and
distemper shot done on 9/6/13 (amc), updated 11/3/14
(LS). Old Man Fert arrived as a stray. He was very
thin and had apparently wandered through a nest of
ticks shortly before arrival-he was at FVF for a
week before the ticks got large enough to be
visible! He was named not because is a senior, but
because when he arrived, he acted like an old, world
weary soul. Based on the condition of his teeth, he
was probably born early to mid 2010. He had a dental
on 10/8/13 (LS) and a broken canine was removed at
that time. O.M. is very sweet and gives kisses. He
is very laid back, and gets along wonderfully with
Wizzie. Original vet check and distemper done on
9/25/13 (amc) His vet check was updated 11/3/14
(LS), but because of his age and his body condition
more consistent with an older ferret, it was decided
not to give him a vaccine.
*Fox Valley Ferret is also caring for ferrets not considered adoptable at this time
- New arrivals are evaluated and vet checked prior to their listing as adoptable.
- Ferrets with veterinary needs.
- Aggressive biters (those that "lock down" or draw blood).
- Ferrets that are very elderly or frail.
Ferrets Adopted To Happy Homes
Eulogies for Deceased
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