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Where can I buy a ferret online?

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As of August 2014, it is possible to purchase ferrets online from a variety of local breeders and pet stores throughout the country, including ferret.com and marshallferrets.com. The majority of nationwide chain stores, such as Petco, offer the animals for in-store purchase only.

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Where can I buy a ferret online?
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When purchasing a pet online, it is important to purchase from a trustworthy source; animals accompanied by a USDA Veterinarian Health Certificate have received necessary vaccinations and can be assumed to be in good health. Most reputable breeders also provide buyers with veterinarian contacts and information on ferret ownership. Buyers need to understand the regulations for exotic pets in their own states as they are prohibited in California, New York City and other areas.

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