Thank you for taking an interest in adopting a ferret from Little Paws Ferret Rescue.

We are a ferret rescue rather than a breeder or pet shop. We do not breed kits and we do not recommend kits for first time owners. Our ferrets come with the benefit of being neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. We assess the temperament and personality of every single one and match them up to the right home. The ferrets listed below may not suit you or your experience level. They may not fit in with your current ferrets. Please keep an open mind when choosing and please don't overlook the albinos as we think they are absolutely perfect. 

 

Our animals all deserve the best homes so we hope you don't mind us doing a few quick checks? 

Before applying to adopt from us, please ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Ferrets live on average 7 to 10 years (sometimes even longer) - are you able to provide care for your new pet for this long? Even when your children have grown up and left home?

  2. Ferrets are not cheap pets. If you are unable to buy a suitable hutch or run for them, you are probably unable to afford vet bills if something goes wrong. Are you financially able to care for ferrets?

  3. Ferrets need a lot of space and plenty of time out of the cage (3 to 4 hours per day). Please click here see the minimum cage requirements that we expect our ferrets to have. Are you willing to give up a lot of space for your the ferrets and give them the time they need to make them happy?

  4. Ferrets are not childrens' pets. The responsibility of pets should be taken on by adults. If the children enjoy spending time with the ferrets, that is a bonus. Are you buying pets for your children or for the whole family?

Little Paws Ferret Rescue offer a lifetime rescue back up. We retain ownership of the ferrets and they must be returned to the rescue if you can no longer care for them.

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Rehoming Process

We have lots of ferrets needing homes below:

We recommend that you visit the rescue and meet the ferrets so that you can assess their temperament to make sure that they are the right fit for you and your home.

If you are adopting a ferret to join an existing ferret or business of ferrets then we highly recommend that you bring them along to meet prospective new friends and to check that they get along together.

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Adoptions Fees

We are trying to do what we can to keep the number of abandoned/neglected ferrets to a minimum,by making sure we have all of our ferrets neutered. Ferrets will not be rehomed until they are over 12 weeks old.

 

When you adopt a ferret from the rescue you will be fully responsible for providing suitable housing, feeding and medical costs of the ferret.​

THERE IS A SMALL ADOPTION FEE FOR EACH FERRET 

The adoption fee is:

 

£45 for one ferret to join an existing group (As a rule we do not rehome a ferret to live on it's own unless the ferret does not get on with other ferrets)

£40 per ferret when adopting multiple ferrets at the same time.

All of our ferrets are vaccinated against Canine Distemper, microchipped and neutered (if they are too young for neuter then you will need to return them to the rescue for neuter when they are old enough).

This fee contributes towards vaccination, microchip and neutering​

(The total cost to the rescue per ferret is over £100 minimum)

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Ferrets Available for Adoption

Last updated 8th November 2021

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Sylvester

Sylvester is an older albino hob that was found as a stray. He was in bad shape when he came to us, with bite wounds allover his face and front legs. He had been straying for quite some time and was very thin. He has a super personality and is very affectionate. He has been neutered and microchipped and is now gaining weight. He needs to learn how to socialise with other ferrets but we are hopeful that he will settle.

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Edgar

Edgar came in with his brother Alan after his owner died. The boys are 8 months old and becoming very rough with each other so they are currently living separately until neutered. They are very playful and friendly but they do need their new owner to continue with their basic nip training. 

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Alan

Alan came in with his brother Edgar after his owner died. The boys are 8 months old and becoming very rough with each other so they are currently living separately until neutered. They are very playful and friendly but they do need their new owner to continue with their basic nip training. 

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Chas

 Chas is a lovely boy who was part of a recent large rescue where the ferrets were living in appalling conditions. He is recently neutered and in foster until his hormones reduce so that he can re-join a group.

He will require some patience to get him used to being handled but our foster team are working on this with him.

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Dave

Dave is a very fearful boy who was part of a recent large rescue where the ferrets were living in appalling conditions. He has never known life outside of a dirty cage. He is recently neutered and in foster until he learns some trust and manners.

He will require some patience to get him used to being handled but our foster team are working on this with him.

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Lixian

*** In Foster***   

Lixian is a semi angora sandy mitt. He is very pretty, neutered and currently living with brother Zooky. 

These boys will be rehomed together. They are very happy and playful but suited better to a more experienced home as they are prone to rough play and nipping.

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Zooky

*** In Foster***

Zooky is a semi angora sandy mitt. He is very pretty, neutered and currently living with brother Lixian. 

These boys will be rehomed together. They are very happy and playful but suited better to a more experienced home as they are prone to rough play and nipping.

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Vandal

***In Foster***

Vandal is a lively young hob. He is friendly and happy to play for hours. He likes people and loves to vandalise his cage, especially after you have just cleaned it, hense the name. Vandal needs an owner that can continue his nip training and is therefore not suitable for beginners.

Vandal will need to be neutered in January.

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Pip and Polo

Pip and Polo are two very sweet albino girls. They are awaiting their neuter and vaccines before they can be rehomed.

These girls are very affectionate and will suit a first time owner.

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Kovu

Kovu is an older poley boy. He is struggling to settle in a group after losing the last of his own group. He came into rescue as he was on his own and his owner was going away to work so he didn't want him to get lonely. Kovu is temperamental with other ferrets and can be a bit of a bully. He is relatively easy to handle but would be more suited to an experienced owner.

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Billy

Billy is an older albino boy. He came to us as a stray in very poor condition. He had urine burns on his feet from living in a dirty cage and his feet were sore and bleeding. He had some bad tummy issues early on but he has now made a full recovery. He has a lovely nature and is such a nice boy. He gives very special cuddles.

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Cotton, Bess and Abe

These three kits are super cute and very playful. They came into rescue in a large group with their mum Selina. 

They are well handled and great fun but their new owner needs to be committed to continuing their training.

Ferret kits are not recomended for beginners as they have a tendancy to bite until they grow a little.

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Selina

Selina is a very beautiful little poley jill. She has been raising a small brood of kits and has been such a good mummy. She is very friendly and always fun to watch her scampering around the yard finding mischief.

Selina is a very small jill and loves human attention. She will be meeting some new adult friends soon as she is ready to leave her kits now.

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Huey, Duey and Lewie

Hewie, Dewie and Lewie are a trio of sandy hob kits that are currently in foster care receiving some finishing school. They all needed a little extra work but their foster carer said that they are coming on a treat.

They will be ready for rehome in the coming months once their manners have improved. 

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Siri, Bobby, Lizzy and Princess

This lovely little group were surrendered after their dad lost his home. They are made up of Siri and Bobby (mum and dad and their daughters Lizzy and Princess. The older ferrets are very friendly and loving however Lizzy and Princess who are 2 years old, need to learn to be more lady like so they are currently in foster care where they are getting lots of one 2 one and training. Hopefully they will soon be ready for a new home.

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Rocky and Rambo

Two beautiful natured boys who love a good rough and tumble but also love their cuddles. 

These boys would make brilliant first time ferrets for a family as they are so lovable. 

Their foster carer says "They are so full of energy. And very very sweet. The darker one also enjoys a little rough play with us, but he is gentle with his teeth. I think these two need to be homed together"

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Tiki and Narla

Two beautiful poley jills. These girls have really nutty personalities and are full of sass and fun. 

They love a good play and like to keep their foster carer on his toes.

The girls are fully neutered and will fit a home that has plenty of time and ebergy to keep up with them.

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Watch This Space for New Arrivals

We endeavour to update the website as often as possible. New ferrets come in every week and we need to have them neutered, vaccinated and behaviour tested before we advertise them.