Is It ok to buy an 8 week old ferret
My mom keeps aining that ferret's are wild animals but are they really?
Hi Yasmin, ferrets are not wild animals. In fact they have been domesticated for over 2,500 years! They are as domestic as your average cat or dog. Check out the ferret history page for more info.
And yes, it is ok to bring home an 8 week old ferret. If it was any younger I would say no, but 8 weeks is a good time to wean a ferret. Some ferret breeders even wait to 10 weeks which is probably even better.
Unfortunately there are a lot of people who sell their ferrets at 6 weeks and younger (which I hate). A ferret needs to be with its mum at this stage so that it can develop properly with its brothers and sisters and learn what being a ferret is all about.
Hope this helps! :)