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Fantastically Ferrety! New Pets for a New Age.
on 18 April 2001
I purchased this book to help me with a college assignment. It has been a saving grace. I knew very little about ferrets until I got this book and now I know lots. Everything from what not to do, to what you absolutely should do. The book focuses on ferrets as pets, and is obviously American in its outlook, but, the traditional role of the ferret as a hunting animal is covered,albeit from the U.S. perspective. The book covers diseases in accessible language, together with ways to deal with most eventualities, and how to prevent them. The book is easy to read, and is very easy to dip into for information needed quickly. It lacks the usual Dummies derogatory lingo, but that does not detract form the enjoyment, these new pets need to be taken seriously anyway. Colour photos in one section are nice. Everything from history, diet, breeding, housing, stimulation and a good section on environmental enrichment. Everything you need to become conversant with the ferret! I highly recommend this book for anyone who needs in depth information on Mustelids. Good references and a very good section on the unknown plight of the only wild ferret, the Black-footed Ferret. Great! Good value for money too.