The American Ferret Association http://www.ferret.org offers shelter listings, educational materials, event listings, and more.
Ferret Healthcare http://www.miamiferret.org/fhc is an excellent website with the most up-to-date information on common ferret diseases like Adrenal and Insulinoma, among others. Contains a veterinary database, supportive care you can do at home, and many other useful tips.
The following links are courtesy of the Ferret Central website at http://www.ferretcentral.org/, an excellent resource to check out.
- Pet FerretOwner’s Manual, an excellent guide similar to the FAQ
- Care information from New Ferret City
- Ferret history and care by STAR*Ferrets
- Ferret Info Page, from Cerise Welt
- What is a ferret? from the WFU, including 14th and 17th-c. woodcuts
- Ferrets in Art History, from Joyce Miller
- Ferrets in Fantasy & Science Fiction
- Le Furet dans L’Histoire (Ferrets in History), from Olivier Cornu (in French / en français)
- Le Furet dans L’Histoire de l’Art (Ferrets in Art History), from Olivier Cornu (in French / en français)
Lists and other references
- Lists of books about ferrets and artwork containing ferrets, both from the World Ferret Union
- AFA Show System Color/Pattern Chart, also with pictures
- Some treat and food comments by Bob Church, from Lorraine Tremblay
- The list of places ferrets are illegal (FFZs) by Katie Fritz – Caution: pretty outdated
- Rabies Resources for Ferret Lovers, compiled by Ilena Ayala
- More litter training tips, by Pam Troutman
- Still more litter training tips, by Lisa Leidig
- Tips for training deaf ferrets
- Ferret deafness: causes, testing, training, and more
- “Problem” Ferrets FAQ, compiled by Regina Harrison
- Christmas with Your Ferret FAQ, by Real Dufour
Information sources and directories
- Veterinary information (useful to non-vets too)
Warning: some of these sites contain unpleasant or gory pictures
- AFA’s list of ferret vets
- The Ferret Pathology Home Page, maintained by ferret expert Bruce Williams, DVM
- Ferret Doctor – video, publications, and FAQ from ferret expert Charles Weiss, DVM
- Ferret Clinic, a Q-and-A setup from the folks at Californians for Ferret Legalization
- The NetVet ferret page
- Dr. Karen – Karen Purcell, DVM
- West End Animal Hospital Ferret Info, home of Dr. Deborah Kemmerer Cottrell
- The Ferret Medical FAQs, covering adrenal disease, cardiomyopathy (heart disease), ECE, insulinoma, lymphoma, skin tumors, enlarged spleens, and gastric ulcers/H. mustelae
- Adrenal Disease and Insulinoma in the Domestic Ferret, information gathered by Mike Janke
- Epizootic Catarrhal Enteritis (ECE) in the Ferret, by Bruce Williams, DVM (Warning: some images may disturb sensitive viewers.)
- A set of articles Bob Church sent to the FML in Feb-Mar 1998 providing his analysis of the results of a survey about adrenal disease sent to FML subscribers, with a few articles by others included as well
- Health information from the Ferret Lovers’ Club of Texas
- Ferret Clinic from Californians for Ferret Legalization – includes California-specific concer
- Medical History worksheet, from Modern Ferret (PDF file, requires the free Adobe Acrobat Reader)
- Questions to ask your vet, by Pam Troutman of STAR*Ferrets
- Vaccination information from the AFA
- Doggon’ Wheels pet mobility aids
- How to Medicate a Ferret – tips for liquid medications
- Tips on giving sub-Q fluids at home
- The National Animal Poison Control Center – prevention, treatment, emergency information
- The AVMA Pet Poison Guide – discusses plants, drugs, cleaners, etc.
- Food chart from Ferret Luv
- Ferret First Aid, from ACME Ferrets and the South Florida Ferret Help Line
- An article on the respiratory toxicity of cedar and pine chips as pet bedding
- Timmy’s Story, a case study for holistic treatment of ferret lymphoma
These links are provided by Ferret World at http://www.ferret-world.com/:
Ferret Shop Welcome to the Ferret-World Ferret Shop!
101 Ferret Games and Homemade Ferret Toys Is your ferret bored or frustrated and therefore nipping, scratching at the carpet or getting into the ‘forbidden zone’? Here are 101 Ferret Games and Homemade Ferret Toys ideas to keep it happy!
Ferret pictures and ferret photos Here you will find a whole collection of wonderful ferret pictures! You can even upload your own!
Ferret History – Where did they come from? Find out here!
Ferrets as Pets Considering having Ferrets as Pets? Are they fun or a hassle? Things you might want to consider before you first purchase.
Types of Ferrets, ferrets colors How many types of ferrets can you name? They are all gorgeous!
Ferret Facts Want to know more about ferrets but don’t have too much time? Here you will find a crash course on Ferret Facts!
Ferret Smell How do you get rid of ferret smell? I have come up with a few solutions for you here.
Ferrets and Children Can ferrets and children coexist in harmony? Hmmm that’s a tough one…
Ferret Breeders Have you chosen to get a ferret from ferret breeders? Here is a check list to help you choose the best/ most ethical breeder!
Ferret Health – What are the signs of a healthy ferret? What do I know about Ferret Health? Is my ferret healthy? What are some things I should look out for? The answer is here!
Ferret Vet It can be hard finding a good ferret vet especially in countries where they are not as popular as pets. Here I interview a ferret specialist so that you can have a better idea of what to look for.
Healthy Ferret Food What is Healthy Ferret Food? It consists of what?! Wow, I never would have though of that!
Ferret Enrichment Ferret enrichment – How do you enrich a ferrets life for the better?
Ferret Dead Sleep My ferret won’t wake up! Is there something wrong with it? He is probably just in the Ferret Dead Sleep.
Ferret Care Thinking of getting a ferret? Or do you think you know all about them? Check out this Ferret Care page…you might just learn something new.
Ferret cages Find out what is needed for good ferret cages. Your friend deserves a great home!
Ferret behavior problems They bounce up and down and all around… but what is your ferret trying to tell you? Learn more about Ferret Behavior here.
Ferret training Ferret training – I’ll give you the tricks of the trade but you will need the patience!
Ferret Biting Ever experienced a Ferret Biting you? Don’t bite back! Learn how to prevent this behavior in the future.
Ferret Fun – A few things to make you laugh! Here are some silly things relating to ferrets, just a bit of Ferret Fun!!!
Have fun with Ferret Names Choosing a ferret name is fun! From A to Z and the good to the cute in Ferret Names.
Ferret tattoos ferret tattoos
Ferret stories Here are some ferret stories that will make you laugh, smile, get angry or cry. There is a lot more to ferrets and their owners than meets the eye!
Ferret-World News Are Ferrets fun or a hassle? Ferret blog keeps you up to date with all that goes on at Ferret-World.com
Ferret Links to useful ferret resources Find useful Ferret links to other ferret websites and other resources