Is it cruel to keep a ferret in a cage?

Keeping them caged for long periods of time is cruel, just like it would be cruel to cage a dog. Ferrets are highly intelligent animals, more so than rodents—they possess around the same intelligence as a dog or cat. They also have lots of energy that needs to be spent on playtime daily.

What happens if you move your hand away from a ferret?

If you move your hand away, the ferret will learn that it will be able to do what it wanted, which was to drive you away, even if its intention was to play (you became “it” when you moved away!) Some have luck in training them not to bite, but I have not, and I have had mine for over two years.

Can you take a London Ferret for a walk?

London ferrets tend to be more prone to biting a lot, for some reason.) They are difficult to walk. You can take it out for walks, but you can’t expect them to walk with you. Most don’t, and for those that do, they only run in straight lines against a wall, so it is hard to cross roads with them.

Why are ferrets not a good pet for children?

Basically, expect to be bitten with blood to be seen. This is why ferrets are not good for children. They also bite each other to induce play and this is their normal behaviour. Unless you teach it that it is unacceptable to bite humans, you cannot expect it not to bite.

How old do ferrets have to be to be neutered?

By neutering our ferrets, problems that occur during normal mating season are avoided. Every Marshall Ferret receives a canine distemper vaccination prior to shipment. We highly recommend additional vaccinations at 11 and 14 weeks of age and then annually. Rabies vaccinations are recommended after 12 weeks of age and then annually.

How old do you have to be to get a Marshall Ferret?

Available all year long! Marshall Ferrets are available every week, all year long. They are shipped at 8-9 weeks of age to authorized pet dealers throughout the United States and abroad. Before they leave our farm, they are given a final health check and plenty of food and water for the trip.

Where can I get a birth certificate for a ferret?

To validate the ferret guarantee, you must register your ferret online at After registering your ferret, you will be able to print out your Official Marshall Ferret Birth certificate for your new pet.

What are the names of the Marshall ferrets?

Colors Galore! Marshall babies come in a rainbow of colors – from traditional sable, siamese, silver mitt and albino to sterling, panda, champagne, chocolate, blaze, black-eyed white, marked whites and more. View the Marshall Ferret Pattern and Color Chart below. Available all year long! Marshall Ferrets are available every week, all year long.