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At WeezleWings Ferret Sanctuary our goal is to provide excellent healthcare and a loving and caring environment for handicapped, neglected, abused, debilitated, injured, surgical candidates, post surgical, post stroke, injured, abandoned, and hospice ferrets to happily live out their lives. We also help in providing general ferret education to the public, sharing information with new to long time owners, shelters, rescues and other sanctuaries.

In The News: What’s Going On at
WeezleWings Ferret Sanctuary

Below you will find the most recent happenings at WeezleWings Ferret Sanctuary. And with all these ferrets running the show, you can bet that there’s going to be a lot of new adventures.

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Ferret Diet:  Kibble, Canned, or Raw?

Ferret Diet: Kibble, Canned, or Raw?

How important is your ferret’s nutrition to you?  Wouldn’t you agree that it’s easier to just buy a bag of kibble and pour it, then with full confidence be under the assumption that you are doing exactly what you should for your ferret’s nutritional needs?  Importantly and according to 30 year veterinarian, Dr. Susan Brown, DVM, “Ferrets have been domesticated since 350 BC, but it is only in the last 40 years that we have changed their diet from raw foods to commercially processed foods (kibble).  We have made the change primarily because we, the public, have demanded a uniformly easy to feed and hopefully nutritious food that allows us to successfully keep ferrets in our homes.  I think everyone would agree that it is easier to pour little bits of food out of a bag than to go out and find or purchase and prepare meat items to feed.  But the question is are we really providing a healthy ferret diet using processed foods?  Is it really possible to take raw food, grind it up, heat it to high temperatures, add ingredients that are not part of the normal diet, add back nutrients altered or destroyed during processing, press it into amusing shapes, adding vegetables and plant proteins, which mustelids are physiologically incapable of digesting, and have this be the equivalent of the natural diet”?  Dr. Brown goes on to answer that very question.  “I have yet to see one that I believe is completely appropriate for ferrets.  Let’s take a look at the composition of these diets and compare that to what we know of ferret nutrition.  We have discussed that... read more
Ferret Contribution

Ferret Contribution

So…you’ve wondered or have had the feeling as to how you can reach out and support ferrets generally, not just your own.  You would be shocked to know just how many ferrets are neglected, caged for long periods of time, lack human socialization and enrichment, are abused, and ultimately given up or taken by animal control authorities, or ferret rescues.  Ferret shelters are literally bursting at the seams in the United States. Is donating to help shelters and sanctuaries necessary?  Overwhelmingly, YES!  Ferrets who are not in loving and caring homes, need everyone’s help.  You nay not even be a ferret owner, but simply love all animals, and want to curb abuse and neglect. Whether you help by choosing a ferret charitable organization by adding them as your choice at AmazonSmile or iGive, where a portion of each of your purchases goes to your selected organization (must be 501(c)(3) registered), or you find a cause, shelter, rescue, or sanctuary you wish to support by volunteering, or just ordering, and sending particular items of need to these shelters and sanctuaries, bidding and shopping the ferret sales online and online auctions.  Another way to help is to donate to the organization directly through financial support, whether your donation is directly to the charitable organization or to that organization’s veterinarian. Ferret shelters, rescues, transportation, sanctuary care is expensive and very hard on all those involved.  Corporate assistance is sometimes available, but these organizations mostly run on donations and by holding fund-raisers and auctions.  We must all participate generally speaking by simply giving from our hearts. There is no better feeling than knowing that you have... read more
Ferret R*E*S*C*U*E… The Bean Story

Ferret R*E*S*C*U*E… The Bean Story

Recently, I had to rescue a ferret. Although all my ferrets are currently recues, I never really put much emphasis on what “Rescue” really meant until I was introduced to Bean. Bean is a long Black-eyed White with a black spot between his shoulders and black tail that was malnourished and dehydrated and very close to death. He couldn’t stand, so, when he could, he urinated on himself and then slowly dragged himself until he reached a drier spot. Bean could barely open his eyes, you could see every bone in his body and his nails looked like something out of a horror story. You could literally see and smell the death consuming him. But he still had that little gleam in his eyes that told me he was a fighter. When I first saw him I was devastated, to say the least. I was also a little scared since I was in my truck (I drive a truck throughout the lower 48 states) and, due to some very expensive repairs done on my truck, I also had very little money to spend on care for Bean. But, I wanted to give this little fella a good life and I’m rather stubborn, so we did what we could, so I called Susie and we discussed what needed to be done asap. Well, as I said, all this got me to thinking about what RESCUE really meant (at least in ferret terms) and I thought I’d share it with you. I’m a lover of words and, as you’ll soon see, enjoy having fun with acronyms. R*E*S*C*U*E React to an Emergency... read more

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The Good Stuff!!!

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Funny Ferret Stuff

Ferret owners (also regarded as “Fur Slaves”) usually tend to fit into a different breed of humanity. For instance, you might find yourself being reprimanded from time to time for becoming [READ MORE…]

Kitchen Weasel

A true friend to the Ferret Community, this is our own Kristina posing for this fabulous 50’s type pin-up poster with her ferret, Ivan (who has since made his journey to the rainbow bridge). Kristina has… [READ MORE…]

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!!!We Love Our Sponsors!!!

We couldn’t survive without help. WeezleWings Ferret Sanctuary is a privately run, non-501(c)3, hospice, rescue and forever home located in beautiful east Texas. The sanctuary has existed since 1998 to provide love, care, and protection for the domestic ferret. Weezlewings is at hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help new and experienced owners work out problems, answer questions and share knowledge.

We are on a never ending quest to help these precious gifts of fur, won’t YOU help?

Please send any donations for Sanctuary use to:

WeezleWings Ferret Sanctuary
C/O Susie Riddle
228 Longmont Street
Hallsville, TX 75650
Cell (903) 445-2035

Below are links to our current Full Time Sponsors. These are the people and businesses that keep us going through the roughest of times. Please visit their websites and let them know that Susie and the FurSnakes from WeezleWings Ferret Sanctuary sent you.

Ferret Depot is here to provide what’s best for you and all your fuzzy buddies! We will satisfy your every Ferret and Small Pet need. As a team dedicated to… [READ MORE…]

Kimbrough Animal Hospital

Kimbrough Animal Hospital

Kimbrough Animal Hospital is committed to providing pets and pet owners the finest veterinary care possible. We strive every day to be a welcoming, skilled and cost-conscious partner in the care of your beloved companions. Read More…


NUPRO All Natural Ferret Supplement

NUPRO All Natural Ferret Supplement can be mixed with or sprinkled on daily food in the quantities listed below. This formula can also be mixed with water to make an appetizing gravy for your ferret. Read More…
Coastal Pet Products

Coastal Pet Products

Coastal Pet Products is dedicated to creating the highest quality pet products and accessories for your pet since 1968. Learn More…



Serving your pet product needs for over 100 years Founded in 1888, 8 in 1 is not only among the most enduring pet products companies in the world, it’s one of the most multi-faceted. Serving dogs, cats, birds, and small animals, we have provided for generations of healthy pets. With a… Read More…


“Emmie has nearly doubled her weight! She literally did not have an ounce to spare and in 4 months, she has gained 9 ounces!!!” Find Out More…
Strangeling Art

Strangeling Art

Most of my time is spent painting. People often ask “how do you have so many paintings?” – the simple answer is that I paint all the time, seriously!  When I’m not painting, I make… Read More

Marshall Ferrets

We have created a new site dedicated to your favorite ferrets. Store all of your ferret’s photos and health records in one place. Learn More…


Scary White Girl Designs

Operating under the theory that everything can be broken down into component shapes, Scary White Girl crochets a variety of items, including accessories, plush toys, and housewares. Her sense of style often veers toward the morbid, with her creations including Decapitated Dollies and eyeball cat and ferret toys. She is also a lifelong geek, so you’re sure to find items with nods to some of her favorite fandom