I don't have a ferret yet, but I am in love with the idea of getting a male ferret. I have calculated the costs, and come to the conclusion that here in Australia, it would cost me $330 dollars [on average] to get the ferret, his cage, castrate him etc...And $100 dollars per year [on average] to vaccinate him against canine distemper and feed him. So far I have saved about 1/3 of the money, so it is a while away! Does anyone on here have a ferret? Do they have any advice on owning ferrets? I am reading up on them and deciding if this is the right pet for me. What are your experiences with owning these animals?