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Care of Ferrets

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Ferrets

Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) are carnivores in the family Mustelidae, and are related to weasels, mink, badgers, and otters.  Male ferrets are called hobs, females are called jills, and babies are kits.  Breeding age is reached between the ages of 4 and 8 months of age, although most ferrets… Read more

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Dental Disease in Ferrets

December 13, 2009 by  
Filed under Dentistry, Ferrets

Maintaining good dental health is very important in the pet ferret. Lack of good oral hygiene leads to plaque and subsequent tartar, which can trap bacteria resulting in gingivitis (gum inflammation) and with time infection of the tooth roots and loss of teeth. Additionally, bacteria from an… Read more

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