Question by : Just how is it that people think ferrets will “get loose” in California and breed erratically?
It is very hard for an average joe blow to aquire a breeder ferret…in other words, the only kind of ferret people have access to are NEUTERED ferrets. Where is this cockamaney theory coming from?
LOL I know there are breeder ferrets out there…
Also…black footed ferrets are NOT any way comparable to domesticated ferrets. Did I mention deomesticated? For THOUSANDS OF YEARS! If a domesticated ferret got loose it would only be a matter of time before it died of starvation.
Your theory would be possible IF domesticated ferrets were wild…but since they are not wild it does not hold up. Sorry.
BLACK FOOTED FERRETS WERE NEVER DOMESTICATED!!! THEY ARE WILD!!! THERE IS A DIFFERENCE!!! I am not the one needing to do research here.
THANK YOU VENICE! lol 🙂 I should have worded it more easily for people who don’t know much about ferrets.
Answer by Lisa E
Well, someone is apparently breeding them or there wouldn’t BE any pet ferrets. They just don’t want to take a chance on them getting lose and breeding because in the wild…the black footed ferret is killing off the prarie dogs. MANY non-native species have been accidentally introduced into areas and end up creating havok in the ecosystem. Ferrets are NOT NATIVE to California. They got there because people brought them in, and they bred. It’s not a theory…it happened. Now they’re fighting the affects. Yes, domestic ferrets CAN survive in the wild if the conditions are right, just like ferrel cats and ferrel hogs and dingos etc… All they need is to survive long enough to breed in order to cause a problem.
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