Originally Posted by Amphitrite
Ferrets? They're absolutely gorgeous! How many do you have?
How many... well...that depends on how you define "have"
We've got 6 that we own right now, and two foster ferrets.
Freckles (he had behavioral issues, might have been abused, and is a permanant foster with us, not available for adoption but still considered a shelter ferret)
My wife is the assistant director of the local ferret shelter, and we usually are taking care of at least a few foster ferrets (at home) that need more individual care than they can get in the "group home" shelter environment.
Unfortunately, those are generally "hospice care" ferrets - usually with cancer - and its all about making sure they get as much love as possible for their remaining time.
Also, since even young ferrets get cancer way to often, we've also lost a few of our own personal pets to cancer over the last few years.
So some of the pics above are of some of our other fuzzies, including Loki, our very first ferret (or the one who addicted us, if you like).
But yes, they are ferrets, and they are gorgeous, funny, friendly, playful, silly, snuggly little fuzzies !
(as well as alot of work and not the right pet for everyone, despite what some chain stores seem to think...)