Desexing the mother ferret

by Lesley

Need help/info please, I have two female ferrets that have just had babys, I want to get the mums desexed, 1 lot of babys are 8 weeks old and are now in a seperate cage feeding and drinking fine by themselves......Can you tell me how long it takes for the mums milk to dry up so I can get them desexed?
Or when is the BEST TIME to get her desexed after having a litter, I have kept all female and male Ferrets seperated until they are desexed.
Thanks so much for your time and any info would be gratefully appreciated,
Thanks again Lesley


Hi Lesley,

Thanks for your question. Sorry it took me so long to get back to you, I actually wanted to talk to the ferret specialist before I answered this question.

According to Dr. Vella, he said that he recommends desexing the mothers anytime now as the milk dries up very quickly after the young stop suckling.

So your all good to go!

If you are unsure of where to get a good ferret vet then I would recommend speaking to your nearest ferret welfare society and asking them who they use. That way you know they will know what they are doing.

Thanks and I hope that helps :)

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Jan 17, 2011
Desexing mother Ferr
by: Lesley

Hi Again, Just an update for you,
All Ferrets 2 mothers and the father have all been desexed, they were done on the 31.12.2010, Casper the father had a problem with bleeding but after a few hours at the vet he was fine (thank god)......I asked the vet when i could put them all together in the same cage again and she said after about 5 days when their hormones and testosterone levels go down BUT i would recommend about 2 weeks as the father was still quite ruff with the girls.
So, all is going really well and i thank you again for the information to care for my fur babies, i really do appreciate it!

Wow! Thank you so much for the update Lesley and I am glad I could help you out.

Can't believe you got all of them desexed! In a few weeks you will probably find a huge reduction in smell ( it is amazing what a difference de-sexing makes!).

Thanks once again for the update! Love it!


Dec 19, 2010
by: Lesley

Thanks so much for taking the time to find out the correct information, I will be getting her desexed asap, I'll also contact the ferret society to find a reputable vet to desex my little friends Honey & Hariott!
Thanks again I appreciate your help!

FERRET-WORLD - No worries! :)

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