The Petco chain offers ferret food and supplies in California despite the ban, though it does not sell the animals themselves.
Wright admits ferrets are not easy pets.
How much is a ferret at Petco?
Shopping for a ferret: Ferrets Unlimited charges $75 for a single ferret adoption , $125 for a bonded pair or $150 for a bonded triple. Petco sells ferrets in allowable locations. Check the store locator , then call ahead for price and availability.
Does PetSmart sell ferrets?
Not many PetSmart stores sell ferrets. Most PetCo stores sell ferrets. To my knowledge, no PetSmart store on the West Coast sells ferrets. What you also get is usually an undisciplined baby ferret who needs to be nip trained and possibly potty trained.
Can you buy a ferret in California?
Domesticated originally for vermin control, they now make extremely popular pets and are legal in all or parts of every state except California and Hawaii. Despite intensive lobbying to legalize ferrets in California, however, you cannot legally keep a ferret in California without a permit.
Where can I buy ferrets?
Ferrets can be bought in pet stores, from breeders, or from rescue organizations. As always, we recommend that you consider getting a ferret from a rescue organization instead of from a breeder or pet shop.
Why do ferrets stink?
Ferrets are born with anal scent sacs. They also have musk glands concentrated around their face and lightly spread throughout the rest of the body. The anal scent sacs do not contribute significantly to the smell of the ferret. The natural ferret odor comes from the other musk glands in the skin.
Are PetCo ferrets vaccinated?
Your Ferret’s First Health Exam. Annual examinations with an exotic animal veterinarian are a must to maintain your ferret’s good health. Ferrets require distemper vaccinations at 8, 11 and 14 weeks, a rabies vaccination at 12–16 weeks of age and annual distemper and rabies vaccinations.