Monday, June 7, 2010

When it rains... a flood of surrenders!

We at Ferrets North Information and Rescue Society, got 5 new ferrets in last week. Two pairs of females, and one male. None are up for adoption at this time, however, they will be soon so keep your eyes peeled =)

The first pair:
One pair came from a very good home that, due to allergies that flared up after getting a second ferret, could no longer keep the animals. The two girls are young. The older of the two is 8-9 months old, cinnamon, and deaf. She has beautiful burgundy eyes and an extremely loving personality. The younger one is only 3 months old and absolutely nutso. She is an adorable sable that loves running about dooking, but due to an extreme amount of energy, will likely need to be near free roam. We would like to keep these lovely girls together

The second pair:
Again, one cinnamon and one sable, these two girls are a bit older. Their owners simply no longer had time for them and as a result, they wound up being caged far more than they would have liked. The cinnamon who, at this time is reeling from the trauma of a home change, is a very sweet five year old female. We are not sure if she has mobility problems at this time as she had been caged a fair amount; her foster family is assessing her and working with her to build up her muscle. We will soon be able to tell whether the troubles are simply muscle loss of whether she has some neurological issues. Her friend is a two year old sable who, though a bit high strung, has a real taste for adventure. She comes out of her shell rapidly and loves to play. At this time the sable female has a rectal prolapse. We are keeping an eye on it and, if it does not remedy itself, will likely need surgical intervention. Though this pair does not seem to be good with other ferrets, they would make a lovely addition to any home looking for ferrets.

The male:
At this time, he is afraid of other ferrets and not quite sure how to be a ferret himself. His former owners rescued him from an abusive situation; he had been kicked repeatedly by his first owners when he was a kit and had sustained severe injuries to his hind end. Though his rescuers were able to get him walking again, this little guy has long lasting neurological issues. Because we are not sure how these issues will progress, this little guy may not be adoptable and may end up being permanently fostered by an experienced ferret owner. We are continuing to work on mobility with him and are gradually introducing him to other ferrets to see how he reacts.