I had my first rats about that age. You'll need two/three of the same seex to prevent unwanted litters.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Hi--a ferret would make a great pet provided you do your research (as you should for any pet) & if your child is ready to be responsible for a pet, because they are pretty high maintenance, especially if you end up with more than one. Once you get one, they are so silly & fun, you'll probably want another to see how they play together! :) I have 2 adult ferrets, a male & female & both are neutered & de-scented which cuts down on their natural musky odor, & also vital for female ferrets health unless you're breeding her. If you do get one, make sure he/she is neutered & de-scented. They are VERY high energy & cannot be stuck in a cage day after day--they need play time EVERY day, & love toys. They are very very nosey & will explore anything & everything they can, so you'll have to make sure your house (or ferret room) is ferret proofed & safe. Check for ferret rescues in your area; they'll be a great source of info, & to take your child in to see how he/she behaves with a ferret. Animal shelters get them in alot, too. A good book is the Ferrets for Dummies; I have had ferrets for years, but got that book anyways, a couple years ago because it has a TON of info & is great for any ferret parent. I would read everything you can get your hands on before committing.
Good luck & happy dooking! :D
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