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By Kim Schilling, Susan A. Brown

Part of Ferrets For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When choosing a ferret as a pet, it’s very important to find a healthy and happy one to bring into your home. This list shows you things to look for when shopping for your new fuzzy family member:

  • Fur is soft and shiny, and there are no patches of missing fur.

  • Eyes are clear and bright.

  • Eyes, ears, and nose free from any discharge.

  • Underside of the ferret is clean and healthy looking and has no signs of diarrhea or bloating.

  • The ferret is inquisitive when you approach and may be jumpy and playful. He does not cower orrun to a hiding place.