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SpArKiE
SpArKiE

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Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 218
Posted:ok..
im goin crazy cos i cant find any ferrets in australia close to me... (brisbane)
does anyone out there in brisbane area (sunshine, gold coasts) or northern nsw (near tweed heads) have any contacts with ferrets? or who can get me a ferret? cos I WANT ONE!!! they are sooooo cute. i'm goin nuts. theres only so much u can do wit rats. i need a bigger pet.
so if anyone can help me... yer a legend. if not... BUGGER!


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SpArKiE
SpArKiE

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Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 218
Posted:oh shit... jsu realised i shoulda posted this in help... SORRY!!!

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Flynt
Flynt

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Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:Ok, try doing a google search for ferret associations within australia. The reason you cant find them where you live, is because in some states of Australia, they are considered vermin (although why that is i have NO idea) and the pet shops are unable to sell them.

If you want to buy one, you will have to get one off a breeder, and they are usually easiest to find through some sort of Club!

Goodluck!


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SpArKiE
SpArKiE

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Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 218
Posted:been doin that alllllll day. lol. so i thought "hmm... mebbe hop can help" only reason i came ere.

i have typed so many different things into google and nuffin.

and screw australia fer thinkin ferrets are vermin... so are other animals we have! half the reason they are illegal in some places is cos if they escape they become a pest to our wildlife... well wtf are cats??? and they dont even have to escape to be a pest!


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Flynt
Flynt

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Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:*sigh* SpArKiE you gave up too easily!

Two minutes searchin and i got two sites for you.
The first, you can ORDER ferrets, and they will ship to you, more details on the site, click here

second. The NSW Ferret Welfare Society. An excellent site, Check it out, lots of valuable info, and no doubt, a list of breeders near you... or at least somewhere close? http://members.tripod.com/AliFerret


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SpArKiE
SpArKiE

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Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 218
Posted:did i mention- the whoel day of searching? and u searched 2 mins and found probly 2 sites i didnt see. damnit. but thanks dude.

*Sparkie walks away with head hung in embarssment*


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Flynt
Flynt

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Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:Flynt....... fastest googler in the south!

*wiggles her fingers over her keyboard....*


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BEZERKER
BEZERKER

enthusiast

Member Since: 29th Apr 2001
Total posts: 237
Posted:I love the little buggers. Used to own 4 and have bread a few litters too.

The reason you can't get them in QLD is that it is illegal to have any there. People have lobbied and failed against the farmer mentality of the states government. They are viewed in the same way that rabbits, cane toads and other vermin are (even though anyone who knows about them would realise that it would take several males and females released at the same time to get them to run rampant - the females get ill and usually die if they don't breed whilst in heat).

The problem you would have with ordering them is that it would be impossible to get them delivered through legitimate channels (animal air freight etc.) and if you did keep them you (depending on where in QLD you live) wouldn't be able to take them for walks (which they LOVE) because old people up there have an uncanny knack for knowing these kind of silly laws and the fine last time I was looking at bringing them with me to Queensland was about $500 per ferret.

I don't want to discourage you as they are rewarding (if high maintainance) pet but you should be aware of QLD's attitude to them.

[ 05 October 2002, 07:32: Message edited by: BEZERKER ]


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FireMikeZ
FireMikeZ

Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438
Posted:^ spoken by a true ferret-lover.

have you all seen BEZERKER's e-mail addy?

ferrets must be wonderful family members. intelligent, right? affectionate, too, are they?

~ Mikie

[ 05 October 2002, 07:25: Message edited by: FireMike ]


molten cheers,

~ FireMike

FireMikeZ@yahoo.com (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!)
Laguna, California, US

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BEZERKER
BEZERKER

enthusiast

Member Since: 29th Apr 2001
Total posts: 237
Posted:Too true FireMike,

They learn faster than cats (thought they can forget faster too )

They answer to a name or sound if taught and mine used to lick my face just lick an excited dog would. They can be fickle, wanting to play one minute sleep and get cuddles the next then bugger off leaving you feeling offended just so they can curl up behind the TV.

Highly original, good fun animals.


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Bram....
member
Location: the arms of the Ganja Goddess
Member Since: 17th May 2002
Total posts: 1551
Posted:I like ferrets. They are really fun animals. Sparkie, rats can be just as fun as ferrets, so be content wif it for now, hell i am not alloed a rat soo..... You can actually train rats to sleep on your shoulder. I had one that I trained to do that in the pet shop i worked at in Vancouver

You. Its whats for dinner!

As time passes, you realise all the mistakes you amde and the ones you wish you never did make.

The wave crashing on the beach

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LuNcHbOx...(Aka. Nathan)-un-single
member
Location: beneath a cloak of self-tortur...
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 536
Posted:hmm....no imput, but why would you want ferrets?
They stink, and bite and crap all over the place....well in my shoe anyways....
EEEWWWW!!!!!


-LuNcHbOx, Aka. Nathan...Give a man to fish, and that man knows where to come for more fish...Teach a man to fish and you have just destroyed your market base...

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Crashley
member
Location: Tacoma, WA
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:my ferrets are so awesome. I have two, and they are the coolest pets. THey don't stink if you bathe them regularly and they are decented. Mine are very affectionate, kisses and all. You can see mine on my pets page on my website. hehe


web page

[ 05 October 2002, 14:03: Message edited by: Crashley ]


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LuNcHbOx...(Aka. Nathan)-un-single
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Location: beneath a cloak of self-tortur...
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 536
Posted:never had one....but our stupid principal,
mrs. Hines, got it in to her head that they should have ferrets...in the office.
the hardly ever bathed them and they stunk!!!
poor little guys....
anywhoo, why can't you find them....isn't there any pet stores in you town....?


-LuNcHbOx, Aka. Nathan...Give a man to fish, and that man knows where to come for more fish...Teach a man to fish and you have just destroyed your market base...

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SpArKiE
SpArKiE

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Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 218
Posted:i think i fugred a way.
my dad lives in sydney so im gunna get him to bring me up one

and to the ppl who said stuff bout rats... i have 3. and i breed. so... got that under control.
and bram- my 1st rat could take the sleepers out of my ears... so thats truly intelligent they are!


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Cage
member
Location: St. Paul, MN USA
Member Since: 20th Dec 2001
Total posts: 174
Posted:My sis has 2 and they are cute and all but I can't stand them. Even though she bathes them, they stink. She lets em roam around the house and the damn things like to bite toes. And we can't hold them for long cause they don't really like to be held. They squirm a lot. I dunno. I had rats at one time and they were ok. I guess I'm more of a dog person. Hey, I know. You send me a couple hundred and I'll pack up sis' and ship em to ya.

Without further guilding the lily and with no more ado, I bid you farewell and sweet dreams...

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FireMikeZ
FireMikeZ

Laguna dude
Location: Laguna, California, US
Member Since: 24th Jul 2002
Total posts: 1438
Posted:Y'all,

someone just said they have a ferret tattoo in the Competitive "how many tattoos i have" thread !!

quote:Originally posted by Cage:
My sis has 2 and they are cute and all but I can't stand them. Even though she bathes them, they stink. [. . .] and the damn things like to bite toes. And we can't hold them for long cause they don't really like to be held. They squirm a lot.ha! so, y'all ferret lovers, ferrets jus don't love poor Cage & frendz, or they're kinda raunchy - gnawrly too?


molten cheers,

~ FireMike

FireMikeZ@yahoo.com (personal messages welcome, no promo spam, please!)
Laguna, California, US

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SickpuPpy
SickpuPpy

Ninja Rockstar!
Location: Denver, Co. U.S.A.
Member Since: 27th Nov 2001
Total posts: 1100
Posted:Do they still have those contests in Oz, where they shove ferrets down their trousers and see who can stand it the longest?

Jesus helps me trick people.

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Flynt
Flynt

Intrepid Penguin

Member Since: 12th May 2002
Total posts: 5635
Posted:SpArKiE hon, before you get your dad to bring one up, you might want to do some research with your local council, in regards to licensing your pet...

Wouldnt want for you to get a fine, by having what is considered to be "vermin", when it is easily avoidable, by registering the little critter! xoxo


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SpArKiE
SpArKiE

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Location: Townsville, QLD, Aust.
Member Since: 23rd Sep 2002
Total posts: 218
Posted:i have asked rspca- cos they normally know these things... but they are like rabbits... dont have licenses er nuffin. jus have to keep to low key... jus wont be able to take it fer a walk sniff sniff. oh well. i jus think they are adorable. (hope my b/f's bros think so as well)

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Crashley
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Location: Tacoma, WA
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:Hehe, thought that I would post...gettin' kinda lost, need to check in more often...

in reply to Firemike...

Yep..I have a ferret tattooed on my ankle....


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Tika
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Location: BC, Canada
Member Since: 1st Jan 2002
Total posts: 106
Posted:I totally love ferrets and have 3 right now. My other 2 died from cancer. I love them so much that because their is very little knowledge of ferret health they inspired me to go back to school for animal health tech.
They are high maintence pets however and you should read up on them and find a vet that is experienced with them. They are highly intelligent, sneaky and extremely curious(a very dangerous combination).
www.smartgroups.com has a mailing list called ferret health that is very useful for information and there are a few ferret experience vets who regularly check the list.
I also have 2 cats and all get along with eachother really well and infact in a friendly one-on-one wrestling match the ferret will win 9 out of 10 times.
My favorite part about owning a ferret is watching them clean their faces or seeing them sleep on top of eachother in the weirdest position(flexiable little guys).


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Crashley
member
Location: Tacoma, WA
Member Since: 3rd Oct 2002
Total posts: 37
Posted:I love my ferrets, but one of them, Hudson (named after Hudson Hawk, the great thief) has taken ill. We believe that he is allergic to fleas, cause he started loosing all his hair and has scabs all over his body. I took him to a friends house to attempt to make him healthy again. I have heard of a new disease that they are finding common among ferrets, it is a wasting disease. They are very lathargic and just don't seem to ever gain weight.....my poor baby, we think he has it.....Hopefully we can help him, wish me luck....

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Kurobei
member
Location: The Phire Kru
Member Since: 19th Aug 2002
Total posts: 786
Posted:I prefer Gerbils myself...........

whats up with all the limitations?

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spiralx
spiralx

veteran
Location: London, UK
Member Since: 1st May 2002
Total posts: 1376
Posted:Yay, ferrets rule. Everyone that comes round loves our ferrets, and they're so friendly and playful.

Ferrets


"Moo," said the happy cow.

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