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What Type Of Family Suits Ferrets Best?

Is a ferret the right pet for me?

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

Q: Are ferrets a good family pet to have or not? Are they good with children, or are they more for a couple?

A: Ferrets are great pets in the right situation and terrible in the wrong situation, so it depends on what you are looking for in a pet and your expectations.

In general, I recommend children be more than 6 years old to have pet ferrets. This is because ferrets are squirmy, which makes them difficult to hold, and they can bite if mishandled.

Ferrets require a lot of one-on-one time and can be quite a handful to keep entertained.

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