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Chances Of A Lost Ferret Coming Home

Is it likely that a lost ferret will find its way home?

By Ailigh Vanderbush
Posted: January 1, 2010, 5 a.m. EST

Q: Our ferret escaped four days ago. We live in Oregon, and it’s very cold at night. I have searched the roads every day and haven’t seen her on the side. How far from home will a ferret travel knowing it has a warm place to be? How far can a ferret travel a day? What are the chances someone saw her and picked her up? Do you think there is any chance we may see her again?

A: When your ferret is lost, first make sure your neighbors, mailman and other people in your area know to keep an eye out for your missing ferret. Make some lost posters to place around the neighborhood. Contact your local animal shelters and veterinarians to see if anyone has found your ferret.

Second, make sure you have ferret food and water in a kennel or small cage outside your house in case your ferret smells its way back home.

I tried to find statistics on lost ferrets being found, but I couldn’t find very many. It was noted that many lost ferrets are actually still in the home somewhere, so make sure to thoroughly check inside, too. It is always helpful to have a current photo of your ferret for use in a lost poster, especially a photo that shows any identifiable markings.

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I lost my ferret five days ago and I was scared to death I cried every night thankfully a guy found my ferret but he couldn't keep it so he gave it to his cousin. I posted flyers everywhere and the guy called me saying his cousin has my ferret she called me and she had a ferret of her own actually and she returned my baby never lose hope if you love your ferret deeply and truly post flyers search everywhere and don't stop till you find him !
Estrella, International
Posted: 12/16/2015 4:42:03 PM
I just lost my ferret today. I sure hope he comes back. Thanks for the good tips and hope!
Sandy, Spring grove, IL
Posted: 9/18/2014 9:27:34 PM
Our Oliver was gone for 96 hours! This website Gave my boyfriend and I hope we would see Oliver again. by the 5th day I started losing hope We posted flyers all over our neighborhood we looked for 20 plus hours outside asking every person we saw outside if they had seen him we the neighborhood kids searching made a post on Craigslist I put pictures all over Facebook explaining what had happened . Nothing. One the 6th day I got a picture message of found ferret poster I immediately called the number and sure enough it was he traveled a whopping 13 miles!!!! Don't lose hope
liz, south beliot, IL
Posted: 7/19/2014 2:02:12 PM
I lost my ferret Sophie last night (she get out of the house) and we sent an email to the neighbors to look out for her. Got a call less than an hour ago that a neighbor found her dead in their pool :( find your lost ferrets ASAP to prevent this stuff from happening to your beloved pets
Daniel, International
Posted: 2/9/2014 7:11:11 PM
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