Ferrets are unusual and fashionable pets. Yet, few people know anything about their history or care. Most buy one for its cuteness and popularity, but never take the time to find out about the animal's particular needs. As a result, ferrets are abused, abandoned or placed in shelters. We urge you to take the time and browse the following pages for their practical advice on ferret care. If there is something specific you need to know and it is not found on these pages, call a shelter or a national ferret organization.