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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 BITING AND NIPPING

FERRET BITING AND NIPPING

I have had several posts regarding this subject lately on the sites that I moderate, so I believe an article is in order. Ferrets should never place their teeth on anything but food, toys, or during play with other ferrets (this is instinctual).  There is a difference between nipping and biting.  Nipping is something that’s done as a part of playing.  Also, the younger of kit, the more likely he is to be nippy.  Just like babies of other species, ferrets have teething pain.  It feels good to them to bite, but it’s important they learn as early as possible that it’s never okay for them to put their teeth on anything but food, toys, or in play, with other ferrets.  Ferrets have extremely tough skin, unlike humans. Biting, however, is a different matter.  This is normally to be the cause of fear.  But additionally, contributions include poor breeding, anxiety, pain, and if startled.  A bite to humans is usually painful, and a bite is far different that nipping.  For example, of my four, my hybrid nips at my feet only if I’m wearing socks.  He’s called a carpet shark.  But the good news is that ferrets don’t bite nearly as often as people believe they do.  Dogs far exceed and hold the biting record, more often than not, putting people in the Emergency Room and if a ferret does bite children, that is solely the parents’ fault, not the ferret’s. Bite prevention is the best way you can handle any aggression…regardless of it’s reason.  Some guaranteed methods are: Let your ferret know that it’s you before you try... read more
FERRETS AND FLEAS

FERRETS AND FLEAS

VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING FLEAS AND FERRETS     Infestation of the Ctenocephalides felis, the cat flea, is the most common flea that affects ferrets. However, ferrets that are allowed to go outside, especially grassy areas, where the fleas reside, will most likely become a host ferret. Fortunately, all fleas are susceptible to the same treatments. Flea droppings which have dissolved into a red color on a wet, white paper, However, fleas bite and suck blood from the wounds they make, causing anemia. They cause itchy skin and sometimes allergies that make the hair fall out. Ferrets are such small animals that they can be seriously debilitated by a heavy flea burden. It is easy to prove to yourself that fleas ingest blood. Simply comb out of the animal’s coat some of the black fecal droppings left by the fleas, and sprinkle them on a damp paper towel. Immediately the paper will turn red with the pet’s partly digested blood. Some species of fleas transmit bubonic plague in the south western United States. When your ferrets and other pets have been infested for a while, most of the fleas will be in your house (they are even known to breed and multiply inside of your vacuum cleaner), not on the animals. Any flea control program has to kill not only fleas on all pets that spend any time in the house, but also everywhere the animals can go. The most intense effort should be concentrated on the areas where the ferrets, cats, or dogs sleep. Eggs will hatch into larvae in these areas. Larvae eat the droppings of mature... read more

How You Can Help

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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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The “Official” Group, Information, Auction, Stories and Picture Sharing, Cubby Hole to “snuggle in” and visit among friends, staff, fans and family of WeezleWings Ferret Sanctuary! [JOIN US…]

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YES! We’re on Twitter.com as well. And we would love to see you there. See more even more ferret photos, more ferret info and, of course, ferret tweets (Get it? Ferret Tweets!).  [FOLLOW US on Twitter.com…]

!!!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.

FerretDepot.com

FerretDopot.com

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

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…

8in1

8in1

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…
Melatek

Melatek

“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…

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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