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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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In this article, it’s really necessary to tackle the litter topic for litter box trained ferrets, as there are so many varieties available as well as name brands; all claiming to be the “best” with most label claims that are misleading and/or just are not true. I am constantly being asked to provide advice on which litter works best and which one I recommend or use, and in 23 years of keeping ferrets, trust that I’ve seen and tried them all, and I am very aware that each ferret owner has his/her preference and budget. It goes without saying that there are a few things to consider when considering a litter for your ferret(s), such as cost, their composition (i.e., clay vs. corn cob), scoopable versus non-scoopable, absorbancy, ease of cleaning up, odor control (despite label claims), and most importantly, the ferret’s health (i.e., respiratory). First let’s categorize the litters into individual groups: Pelleted Wood Stove Pellets Non-Scoop Dried Clay Scoopable (Clay and Otherwise) Corncob or other Plant and Wood Materials (*** NEVER use cedar products around ferrets ***) Newspaper It’s fairly safe to say that most caregivers prefer a litter that is scoopable and no matter which of these general products you decide is best for you, being virtually dust-free and perfume free is mandatory for ferret health. Though all litter will have anywhere from a large amounts of dust to very minimal. However, the absorbency is where odor control comes into the equation, not perfumes or scents. One of the first things you may very quickly learn is that ferrets prefer to use the bathroom in corners.  They have... read more

Our Community Sometimes Seems to be a Ferret Jihad

Being very involved in our community, many times, especially in the past few months, we are so ill-spirited and divisive, it’s very similar to ferret “Jihad”. I know that jihad is very sensitive and a bit over-the-top, but there is SO much bickering.  It is very, very sad. We need camaraderie NOT all the bickering! Some of our most used groups and sites seem to be at each other’s throat.  Why?  I mean I know that when compared to other animal owners, ferret owners are, generally speaking, a very, very compassionate people, but having said that, instead of the direct attacks, banning, and ‘unfriendliness’, we really need to be here for our community members, regardless of whether you agree 100% or not, and I know that no one always agrees, but I have seen over and over again, ferret owners around the globe would rather cut throats than reach out a hand and educate.  Is this really what is good for our beloved ferrets?  NO! We really need to draw ourselves closer and try and share information in order to help ferret owners and when necessary, make our mission to gently educate.  Whether it comes down to ferret diet, litter, caging, free-roam, partial free-roam, and overall ferret husbandry.  Remember, we don’t all post in the same tone.  But that does not give you license to attack the poster.  Like our ferrets, gentleness will go miles more in helping people. Lets say Facebook groups, for example.  If there is a group or site that isn’t a ‘match’ for you, then don’t post there and just simply don’t visit that site.... read more


** URGENT ACTION NEEDED FOR FERRETS! *** – January 2015 ————————————————————- New York City Ferret Ban: YOUR help is needed! TO VIEW IN YOUR BROWSER, USE:… Although some news sources have stated the ban on keeping ferrets in New York City, including the 5 boroughs, has already been overturned, it’s not true – YET. Ferret advocate Ariel Jasper and her organization, Ferret Club of New York City, introduced a petition to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to allow ferrets. Everyone who wants to see ferrets safe in the City needs to comment immediately. The hearing at the Department of Health on removing ferrets from their list of banned animals will be January 21. Significant points are: Ferrets only be allowed neutered or spayed; Ferrets must have a rabies vaccination. Additionally, both Ariel and FACT strongly agree that commercial sales of ferrets in the City will NOT benefit ferrets. Experienced ferret lovers know that too often, stores sell animals without proper care information and fad/impulse buys lead to abandonment or worse—ferrets dead from abuse/neglect. If this ruling passes, the NY City Council will issue final regulations in 6 months, but we suggest you also ask right now to not allow pet store sales of ferrets. Please focus on two points: Allow altered ferrets; do not allow pet store sales. All the ways you can comment are listed below. We’ve also included a very simple sample letter you can use. We are urging everyone reach out to friends, family, co-workers—anyone who can be cajoled into signing a letter of support or making an online comment. Share this on Facebook!... 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