Last Updated 11/05/13
I have altered the layout of the page, sorting ferrets into categories, depending on there nature. I hope this makes it easier if you are looking to rehome.
I have organised it into those ferrets that need a very experienced hand, those who would be better with people who have had a little experience of ferrets and those that we consider suitable for first time owners. Obviously these are our assessments and will vary with individual circumstances and confidence, so it is purely for guidance.
The last section are for those who are in the 'hospital wing' and will be available when their health improves, or those awaiting neutering and assessment.
FOR MORE EXPERIENCED OWNERS:
Many of these ferrets just need time and will do well with more intense handling and training. With the numbers we have to deal with at present it's simpy not possible to give these ferrets the one-to-one attention they need to correct their behaviour.These ferrets would really appreciate a good home, can you take one on?
Amy is a lovely large bino lass, brought in by the RSPCA after her owner couldnt care for her properly. She had spent a long time in a filthy hutch, but is otherwise well. She is waiting for her spay, then can be rehomed.
She has had her spay, and lives with Lucas, another nippy but beautiful lad
And here we have Nixon, another stray with the sweetest face. He is awaiting neutering.
Has been neutered, waiting for the hormones to go down and find a friend.This little lad will definately need an experienced owner
Whickham a small poley lad who does have an issue with his teeth. He has been to a foster home and given some intense handling but still finds it difficult to play without getting too carried away
Lucas is a poley lad, a longer term resident who can deliver a nip, so would be better for an experienced owner.
FOR THOSE WITH A LITTLE LESS EXPERIENCE:
These girls and boys are a little challenging still but nothing a ferret owner with a little experience couldn't overcome with some time, consistency and routine.
Lilly and her partner Will.I.Am (below) were brought in as unwanted pets. Will has been neutered and Lilly will be spayed soon. Lilly is a lovely lass but Will can be a little nippy, although a lovely playful character. He should come on fine with some consistent handling
Churchill is a strapping young poley mitt, very playful and can be a little free with his teeth, as kits often are, so will need some consistant handling. He is a beautiful lad. (In foster home) Fostered
Donna is a sweet girl, although can be a little exciteable, another stray. She is living happily with a group, has had her op and is ready to go!
Feather is a huge bino jill who wandered into a house in Tynemouth. She does like to play with her teeth a little but is settling in a group nicely. She is in wonderful condition!
Lance was handed in as a stray to Backworth vets, He is painfully thin but doing very well, although very food aggressive due to his starvation. He will be neutered once he has reached a better condition but has the makings of a lovely lad.
Now neutered and ready for rehoming
Jenny is a bino jill, who is now up for rehoming after her neutering. She came in from the PDSA in Newcastle as a stray, she lives with a group happily but can be a little nippy when being handled.
Iona and Chip are lovely ferrets that came from our Cramlington branch. Iona is a lovely jill, Chip is a really playful ferret, loves life and has lots of fun, but can get a little boisterous and over excited!
SUITABLE FOR FIRST TIME FERRET OWNERS:
This motley crew are practically bomb proof and hopefully, should be perfect for any first-time ferret owner. There may be the odd nip in play and over-excitement but this lot should be perfect to change anybodies opinion on ferrets.
Cassie is a sweet little jill, who was picked up by one of our supporters, with her sister Layla, who is equally as lovely. Both would be great as first time ferrets
Johan is a lovely boy, handed into a vets in Middlesboro with a nasty neck abscess. He was taken in by a fosterer until he got back to good health. He has been neutered and ready to go
Bobby came via our Cramlington branch, he was quite poorly after his neutering but has picked up nicely now. He is a happy soul who has settled in with the group of beautiful binos
Burger is a fabulous little lad, handed in as a stray, now neutered. He is about 2 years old and great fun, loving human company. He is very bouncy and lively!
Morris came in with Ferrari and Porsche. He is a very quiet ferret, and has been neutered. He has the most amazing whiskers I have seen on a ferret, with eyebrows like antennae!
Yogi is also new in, a smaller bino boy who needs to settle into a home as he's been passed from pillar to post recently. Another youngster, he has great potential.
came from the Cramlington branch, and is a lovely poley hob. He is playful, lives with a group and is a good first time owners ferret
Rose was handed in as an unwanted pet, she has a lovely nature and has settled well.
is a beautiful large silver hob who came into Cramlington as a stray. He is very playful and loves humans, although he can play a little roughly at times. He will not live with another ferret, so would have to go to a home where he could be an only ferret. (he has his eyes closed here after just supping his favorite oil!)
is a large poley hob, from Cramlington who was handed into one of our supporters as part of an unwanted litter last year, others in the litter (Bruno, Dara
) are also looking for new homes.
This little selection of beauties are either newly arrived, in quarantine, under assessment or waiting for their neuterings. They will be available for rehoming very soon so if you see anybody you are particularly taken with, get in touch and we'll see when they will be ready.
This is Ferrari, who came in with Porsche and Morris. Both girls are awaiting spaying, Morris has been done. Both jills can be a little nippy, so will b suitable for more experienced owners
is a large lad, whose awaiting his neutering before finding a pal and going up for rehoming. He seems to be a lovely lad, always chattering!
This is Suggs
, who came in as an unwanted pet. He is another large lad who will be great after his operation. Both him and Viking both seem very playful.
are a pair of albino jills, handed in as unwanted pets. They have lovely natures, and will be available for rehoming after their operation.
CURRENTLY IN THE HOSPITAL WING:
Joe is about two years old and just come in. He needs neutering but is a lovely boy, and only has 3 legs! This was since birth so causes him no problems at all. He is awaiting further surgery on his leg so isnt available at the moment. He has lost weight and been off his food recently, luckily this is now settling, but will be some time before he's ready for his second operation.
Haswell - came to us as a stray, is a lovely bino lad but has been off his food and seems a little down. We will keep a close eye on him, but he seems to be picking up a little now.
Ziggy Sawdust is still a little underweight, he had been unwell before coming into the rescue. He will need building up before going for his op