Posted Jun 16, 2013
A few years back I got in over my head when I gave in to my wife and we adopted a ferret from a friend. I soon found out I had nowhere near the required energy to take care of one.
Andy, like many ferrets I suppose, was constantly darting around the house, finding the smallest little hiding places to get into, then ambushing the feet of anyone who walked by. Don't get me wrong, he wasn't violent, it was his way of playing... nibbling or pouncing on people's feet then just as quickly darting away.
Healthwise, Andy has no problems, and maintaining his sleep cage and food and drink were no more difficult that it would be for a cat or dog.
Eventually our lack of energy got the better of us and after a few months we wound up giving him to an experienced ferret owner. If you are thinking about acquiring a ferret (and never had one before) I suggest reading absolutely everything you can about them and making sure you have the daily energy required to keep up with their boundless desires for play.