How do i convince my mom to let me get a ferret?
Topic: How do i convince my mom to let me get a ferret?
June 16, 2019 / By Ashlie Question:
ok. ive wanted a ferret for years im almost 13 and my mom still won't let me get a ferret! i have a cockatiel and a VERY shy shih tzu. ive offered to get rid of the shih tzu! but she just ignores me ive asked her 6 times and all she says is we haven enough animals in this house (hence get rid of the shih tzu) and their destructive and smell. ive tried explaining they, to most people, dont smell its actually there litter box! and aren't destructive unless they dont have enough attention! most the time now she ignores me! i heard that writing an essay helps does it? please shes very strict. anyone with parents like these please explain what i should i do or tell what they did to convince your parents. i know her house her rules n all but still! i want a ferret more than anything!!!!!
Best Answers: How do i convince my mom to let me get a ferret?
Zia | 3 days ago
Keep in mind ferrets are harder to care for than dogs. They need much more attention. They can smell bad and vet bills can get high. So most importantly if you think you will give it HOURS of attention every single day.
I'm changing what I'm writing. If you are willing to give up your dog. You are NOT ready for a ferret. It's NOT fair to the DOG or the FERRET. You can't throw pets away like trash Just because you are bored they are living breathing creatures. Your mother is right not to let you have a ferret. You still have some growing up to do. Maybe a few more years when you are not quick to give up an established member of the family.
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Originally Answered: How to Convince Mom And Dad For a Ferret!?!?!?
Hey there. I know this isn't what you want to hear, but if your parents say no then they mean no. I'm actually in exactly the same boat as you. I've wanted a ferret since I was 13 and I'm now nearly 18 years old. I tried everything. I made countless posters explaining about them, made a presentation and even wrote a 5 page essay on how I'd look after them and why I should get some. They didn't even look at all the work I did. They don't want me to have a pair because of the smell. I still do my research all the time and my 'Ferrets for Dummies' book is actually next to me right now. I've come to terms with the fact that I won't be able to have any until I move out. I know it sucks to hear it because I was there too. The only thing I can suggest is just leave it for a while and try again, but maybe just mention them every now and again. Perhaps tell them a fact or show them that you're reading a book on them. I wish you much luck!
Hmmm...I'm not sure there is anything you'll be able to do to convince your mom. I would make plans to get a ferret when you're a little older and living on your own. You may discover that having a ferret isn't what you wanted after all. My daughter has a ferret (actually two ferrets) which she keeps in her house. They are very nice and keep each other occupied so they are no trouble at all. But she had one before these two and it was very lonely. Anyway, I think it's probably much wiser to keep mom happy and have patience until the day you can have a ferret in your own home. I know that seems like forever, but it's really not.
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Do your research and show them that your responsible and know what your talking about. Find out what you need and how you need to take care of them. What type of litter they use and food they eat and toys they play with. Also, they are very fun animals but they are high maintanance. Learn all the details on how to care for one; such as, bathing them, clipping their nails, cleaning their ears, and what they can and can't eat. Some foods are poisen to them like chocolate. Also, tell them about how they like to play and things they like to play with and/or swipe. Be sure you have time to devote to a ferret with all the other critters you have without neglecting any of them. Your ferret may even play with your dog.
Also, ferrets can be descented but they have an oil their skin produces that stinks to people and over bathing them can make it worse. They can be sneaky and destructive also, make sure the room it will be in is safe. I've seen ferrets steal things that are twice there size and hide it. But if you know where there hiding spots are you can usually get it back. They like paper and rattly things and things that are shiney but not all will swipe stuff. They also are nocturnal but if you spend alot of time with your ferret and it is bonded with you sometimes they will put themselves on your schedule so that they are awake when you are home and asleep when you are out.
You want to get a hand raised ferret that way they will be used to being handled and won't bite.
Your ferret has yearly shots and check-ups it needs from the vet too.
Also, tell your parents prices. How much the ferret, the cage, the toys, food, litter, and other acceseries will cost. Along with the vet check-up and shots. That way they see you know what your talking about and you know how costly it is going to be.
Please don't dispose of one animal so that you can get a new one just make room for the new one and introduce it to your dog slowly they may get along.
Hope I helped =]
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If you can prove to your mom that you can take care of the other 2 pets really well then she'll be a lot more responsive to letting you get a ferret. Your mom probably doesn't want another animal to take care of. Take it upon yourself to make sure that the animals get walks, food, clean up the birds cage regularly and all the other things they need. Do these things and it will be a lot more likely, nothing is definite, however. ;p
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Originally Answered: How do I convince my parents to let me get a ferret?
I'm looking into getting a ferret to and I don't mind the smell either.
I found a really good website on ferrets : http://www.all-about-ferrets.com/
Write everything down about ferrets and why you really want one and print it out and talk about it in front of ur parents, keep convincing them to get you ferrets. Prove you can be responsible enough to own a ferret.