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Ferrets For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Ferrets For Dummies, 2nd Edition

Kim Schilling, Susan A. Brown (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-470-13943-1

Oct 2007

416 pages

In Stock

$19.99

Description

Thinking about getting a ferret? Want to make sure you’re giving the ferret you already have the best possible care? Ferrets For Dummies helps you decide whether a ferret is for you and give your little fellah a healthy, happy home. It’s packed with practical information on feeding, housing, health maintenance, and medical care.

This friendly, plain-English guide gives you the authoritative information you need in a cut-to-the-chase, quick-reference format. You’ll find the latest on appropriate diets for ferrets, dental hygiene, common ferret diseases and infections, and designing and establishing an enjoyable and enriching environment for both your ferret and yourself. You’ll also get solid tips about how to get to know your ferret and introduce it to other family members and how and when to give your ferret and his cage a good cleaning. Discover how to:

  • Choose the perfect ferret
  • Ferret-proof your house
  • Handle ferret first-aid
  • Make foods your ferret will love
  • Deal with behavior issues
  • Select terrific ferret toys
  • Interpret your ferret’s actions
  • Find the best vet for your ferret
  • Travel with your ferret
  • Make sure your little friend doesn’t get bored
  • Decide whether to breed your ferret

Complete with helpful lists of ferret myths and misconceptions as well as recipes for meals your ferret will gobble up, Ferrets For Dummies is the resource you need to keep your ferret happy and healthy for years to come.

Foreword.

Introduction.

Part I: Is a Ferret Right for You?

Chapter 1: What You Need to Know About Ferrets.

Chapter 2: Understanding What Ferrets Are (And Aren’t).

Chapter 3: Ferrets and the Law: Licensing and Other Issues.

Part II: Finding Your Ferret and Hanging Up the Welcome Hammock.

Chapter 4: On the Tail of a New Carpet Shark (Um, Ferret).

Chapter 5: Home Sweet Home: Preparing Your Ferret’s Quarters.

Chapter 6: Ferret-Proofing Your Home.

Chapter 7: Introducing Fuzzy to His New Family.

Part III: Basic Ferret Care and Feeding.

Chapter 8: Filling Your Ferret’s Belly.

Chapter 9: Cleaning Time: Not All Ferret Fun and Games.

Chapter 10: Enrichment: Yours and Your Ferret’s.

Chapter 11: Have Ferret, May Travel.

Part IV: Tackling Your Ferret’s Health Issues and Treatments.

Chapter 12: Setting Up Your Ferret’s Health Plan: Vets and First-Aid Kits.

Chapter 13: Helping Your Hurt Ferret: First-Aid Basics.

Chapter 14: Ferreting Out Ferret Pests.

Chapter 15: Handling Viruses, Infections, and Other Conditions and Illnesses.

Chapter 16: Finding and Treating the Big C and Other Lumps.

Chapter 17: Saying Goodbye When the Time Comes.

Part V: Ferret Psychology 101: Behavior and Training.

Chapter 18: Understanding What Fuzzy Is Trying to Tell You.

Chapter 19: Putting Your Ferret through Basic Training: Easy as 1-2-3?

Chapter 20: Dealing with the Behaviorally Challenged Ferret.

Part VI: Breeding Ferrets: The Facts, Fallacies, and Plain Ol’ Hard Work.

Chapter 21: Should You Breed Your Ferret? Looking at the Big Picture.

Chapter 22: Unmasking the Details of Ferret Love.

Chapter 23: From Birth to Bundle of Energy: Walking a Fuzzy’s Timeline.

Part VII: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 24: Ten Common Ferret Myths and Misconceptions.

Chapter 25: Ten Recipes Your Ferret Will Love.

Index.