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Ferret ownership – Job description

Is a ferret for you?

▌Detailed Job Description

Job title: Farent (Ferret Parent/Owner)/ Flave (Ferret Slave)

Reporting to: Fuzzbutts (Ferret/s)

Salary: Forget it! Your the one who is going to be forking out the money!

Hours: Min 2hrs- 4hrs/ day

Location: Your place/ your backyard/ your local park/ any nook and cranny they can get into…etc

Purpose of the position

To provide a loving and caring home to a crazy little ferret and then most probably adopt another one…then another…then another…then another…etc.

To always keep them happy and entertained, fed, watered, healthy, take them to the vet when needed and always look out for their welfare.  Love them no matter what chaos they cause, including things like: nipping, pooping accidents, stealing and hiding things you really need, getting into your rubbish bins and scattering rubbish all over the place, stealing your heart etc…

Responsibilities & duties

Responsibility 1 Keep the cage/ sleeping area clean and tidy

Work standard:

  • Litter tray must be cleaned on a daily basis to maintain proper hygiene levels and to reduce smell.
  • Bedding needs to be washed on a weekly or fortnightly basis to reduce smell.
  • Wipe cage down on a daily basis – for the same reasons…
  • This responsibility should take up from 0.5hr to 1.5hrs depending on the size of the cage and number of ferrets being cared for.

Responsibility 2 – Feed and keep them hydrated

Work standard:

  • Educate yourself on what ferrets should and should not eat to keep them healthy and provide them with a high quality of life.
  • Feed the ferrets a healthy diet on a daily basis.
  • Always monitor your ferrets water consumption and replenish when needed so that they have fresh water at all times.
  • Monitor their eating and drinking patterns to make sure they are healthy and notice when something is not right.

Responsibility 3 – Keep their little intelligent minds stimulated

Work standard – Ferret Enrichment:

  • Play with ferrets for a few hours each day to grow a loving and trusting bond between you.
  • Always come up with new fun games to keep them interested, you can check out homemade ferret toys to make cheap toys!
  • Take them for excursions and road trips to take them out of their comfort zones so that they can explore the world and have lots of fun in different places. This stimulates and expands their minds.

Responsibility 4 – Lots of TLC and always further your education on ferrets to be a responsible ferret owner.

Work standard – LOVE THY FERRET:

  • Love your ferret no matter what trouble or mischief it may cause.
  • Love thy ferret for being a ferret and do not try to change it in any way shape or form eg. de-clawing and de-scenting (although some ferrets already come descented…unfortunately). Know that a ferret is supposed to be: a bit smelly, nippy (unless trained properly), crazy and very energetic and a MEAT EATER!
  • Learn and keep educating yourself about ferrets. There is a lot of misconceptions and misleading information about them out there so be sure you are educated enough to tell the right from the wrong…
  • The love and education are long term commitments for the entire lifespan of the ferret.

Academic & trades qualifications

Essential Desirable
No specific qualifications needed, however a desire to further learn about ferrets is essential. Read articles on 

http://www.Ferret-World.com

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Subscribe to the Ferret-World Youtube channel at http://www.YouTube.com/PartyFerret 

Work experience & skills

Essential Desirable
A love for animals Previous animal care and ownership
Education on ferrets before purchase and adoption
Contact with ferrets before purchase eg. through ferret welfare society

Personal qualities & behavioural traits

Essential Desirable
Patience , Caring and loving nature, great sense of humour, Quirky personality
Attention to detail

Employee Signature__________________________________________Date________________

Manager Signature___________________________________________Date________________

Performance review period: Everyday for the rest of the ferrets lives

Next review date__________________________

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