Listed in New York
- Buffalo, NY 14211
- (716) 348-8119
Ferretpallozza, a group seeking to educate people about ferrets as pets and provide a shelter for critters in need of good homes.
Ferretpallozza’s Facebook page has created a community of ferret owners, now topping 100, from the Buffalo and Tonawanda area and beyond. Members share stories, photos and memorials, seek advice, and occasionally connect to find foster homes for ferrets in need.
The group has also harnessed the power of social media to find foster homes for several other ferrets and aid rescue attempts for some critters with special needs. “There are pictures, there are stories,” on the Facebook page. “It just kept growing.
We are enthusiastic about the joys of ferret ownership, but we make it clear that they’re not for everyone. As a member of the American Ferret Association education committee, we have helped write several articles about making the choice to become a ferret owner and being sure you’re ready for the critters. With a lifespan of six to 10 years, they are not short-term pets. They’re also curious, tenacious and inventive.
“Ferret-proofing is an art form … right down to having metal screens in your windows as opposed to nylon, and making sure there are no gaps under your kitchen cupboards,” The traits that can make ferrets such fascinating pets can also make them a challenge. That’s another reason social interaction is key: Bored ferrets get into trouble, she said.
We work to dispel a lot of myths around the animals and to educate potential new ferret owners on issues from the cost and medical bill factors to the serious misconception that they are caged animals like a hamster or guinea pig.
While ferrets should not be strictly caged, but there’s a lot to be considered before letting them wander a house.
“Ferret-proofing is a very serious issue,” . “Do you have a safe place? Not only can this ferret be safe from himself … because they are very inquisitive … but can they be safe from other pets? Dreadful things can happen if you’re not vigilant.”
We are (so far) a small group of ferret owners in the Buffalo/Tonawanda, NY area. Looking for more ferrents to share stories, info and fun timess with their furkids, and provide a network of help and support when needed!