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Ferrets (Animal Planet Pet Care Library)
Vickie McKimmey

One of the very best all around ferret books available. Detailed, up-to-date information on housing, feeding, ferret-specific ailments and training. This book gets into the nuts and bolts of day-to-day living with and caring for ferrets, its a must have book for both novice and experienced ferret owners. If you can only afford one ferret book, this is the one to get!

Ferrets for Dummies
Kim Schilling

Find out about your ferret's special needs! Get the lowdown on keeping your ferret healthy and content. What can you do when a ferret burrows his way into your heart? Your ferret is a smart little guy, and you'll need to stay a few steps ahead of him. This fun and entertaining book shows you how to handle your furry tornado's playful energy and curiosity so you can live happily ever after with him.

The Ferret: An Owner's Guide to a Happy Healthy Pet
Mary Shefferman

The Ferret 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.

Ferrets (Complete Pet Owner's Manuals)
E. Lynn Morton

Advice and instruction covers feeding, housing, health care, training, grooming, and much more. Texts emphasize pet care basics and are easy for all readers to understand. All books in this series are filled with high quality full-color photos and instructive line drawings.

Training Your Pet Ferret
Gerry Bucsis & Barbara Somerville

Cuddly and energetic, lovable ferrets are becoming increasingly popular as family pets. This Barron's guide is the only volume available that speaks directly to the issue of training a ferret. Chapters include information on handling, litter box training, walking on a leash, and much more. Handsome, full-color photos help to demonstrate training techniques and show ferrets in the household.

Complete Guide to Ferrets
James McKay

This excellent guide covers all aspects of ferrets and their life as family pets, as well as giving details of the ferret's origins and its domesticated history.

Ferrets, Rabbits, and Rodents -
Clinical Medicine and Surgery

Katherine Quesenberry, James W. Carpenter

Addresses the common questions and concerns of the practicing veterinarian who works with small mammals. Serves as a useful reference for veterinary students, technicians, research scientists, pet shop owners, pet owners, and breeders. Because preventive medicine is crucial to small mammal medicine, coverage includes basic biology, husbandry, and routine care of the healthy animal. Also features chapters on disease management, surgery, and radiology.

Biology and Diseases of the Ferret
James G. Fox

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge. Provides information on diseases, history, husbandry, nutrition, physiology, anatomy, and selected uses of this species as an animal model. High-quality halftone illustrations and slides. Previous edition: c1988. For veterinarians, students, and owners.