is an extremely informative guide on ferret health and behavior that offers practical advice for potential ferret owners, emphasizing that they can be challenging pets. Despite this word of caution, the book is careful to emphasize that ferrets can also be highly entertaining and affectionate animals, and with an estimated seven million pet ferrets in the U.S. alone, it's obvious that pet lovers agree. The 13 chapters range from "Bringing Your Pet Home" to "Training and Socializing" and include tips on properly grooming your pet, signs of disease, and a discussion of how your ferret will interact with other pets. This is a fun read, chock full of ferret trivia and illustrated with full-color photographs of our furry friends frolicking, burrowing, and snuggling.
From the Back Cover
At last, a book about your pet that emphasizes total care, training and companionship! You'll not only learn all about the species-specific traits of your special pet, you'll also learn what the world's like from your pet's perspective; how to feed, groom and keep your pet healthy; and how to enjoy your pet through training and activities you can do together. The Ferret is written by an expert and includes chapters on training and socializing your ferret, legal issues surrounding ferrets, and introducing your ferret to family and friends. It also contains the latest information about ferret health issues, treatments, and cures. Best of all the book is filled with info-packed sidebars and fun facts to make caring for your pet easy and enjoyable.