Im bringing my SIL with me Wednesday
November 26, 2012 7:59pm CST
We have a ferret at the shelter, it has been there for a period of time. My SIL has been wanting a ferret since hers died. She has years experience with ferrets and I thought even if she fostered it to give it time, and love. My brother is very childish and selfish, he has every excuse why she cant have it, or even foster it. Yet, he wanted a lizard, dog, adn 3 cats he got it and whined about it. Now when his wife wants a ferret (even fostering until it gets adopted) its an entirely different situation. I have sent her a few pictures, but I asked her to come show me how the handle it, and so on. As it does bite (supposeable they do this if they get locked in a cage too long). So I asked her to come show me, as it keeps biting me just feeding it. So I think once she sees it she will fall in love with it, and get it.
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• Garden Grove, California
27 Nov 12
hi Ricki hope she gets to have the ferret and your brother bvehaves h imself'abou it. I think that they can make great pets for someone who learns about them and how to take care of them.You will be a big help to her and maybe he will not bite then.
• United States
29 Nov 12
I just wouldn't be able to deal with it if my husband was to tell me that I couldn't have a pet that I really wanted. I tend to be the kind of person that falls in love with animals and there is no way that I can even visit the shelter because I would want to bring home at least one new addition to our family if we visit the shelter. That said, I don't think that she should foster or adopt the ferret if he wasn't going to be loved by everyone in the household as I am also a strong believer that animals should become a part of a family.
• United States
27 Nov 12
I think ferrets are so great! Unfortunately in California they were outlawed until just recently. I think that there are still a ton of restrictions for people wanting to own a ferret but they eventually are allowed to own one. Your brother needs to open his heart and his mind. His wife should be allowed to have the kind of pet she wants, or even foster the pet she would want. It is so hard on any creature to be locked in a cage and not be able to live a normal life. It isn't fair to the animal who has been one to be active to be restricted to such a limited area. The frustration levels for them is out of sight, and they will get sick from the frustration. Also because of the enormous amount of frustration they have to have some way of venting that frustration and that can manifest itself in so many ways, including biting. I hope your SIL will foster the ferret...and even better, adopt it! It sounds like it would be a perfect match and your brother can go out and suck a hot rock if he doesn't like it!