Ferrets are illegal in Cali, yet I see people with them?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Moochie, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. Moochie

    Moochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2010
    North Edwards
    The Petsmart here, I saw a ferret in someone's cart in a small dog bed. It was the first time I saw a ferret and the owner explained to me what it was and stuff. Friend on the military base near where I live, she has a white one and the normal brown colored kind. I was like "huh?!? how'd you get that?! what how?". Micheala told me her mom got both in Nevada.

    What?! What?! What?!

    Can someone explain?
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 10, 2008
    Lakeland, FL
    Ferrets are illegal there?! That has got to be the oddest thing I've ever heard. Every freakin thing is legal in CA. [​IMG] Interesting...
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    I feel your pain... i cant get a monkey here in MA either... [​IMG]
    (I CAN have a ferret though.. neener..neener.. ) [​IMG]
  4. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

    May 27, 2010
    Reno, Nevada
    Ferrets at petsmart and petco next to the gerbils!

    They are so stinking cute, I always wanna take one home, but then I remember how much they stink.
  5. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, lots of interesting things are legal in this wonderful state but NO, you cannot have a ferret! [​IMG] Notice a lot of pet stores sell ferret food and supplies so apparently lots of people own contraband ferrets!
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    They are illegal to SELL here but not to own. So, if you see a ferret here, they bought it out of state, like Las Vegas.
  7. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

    Jan 29, 2011
    The reason why you cannot have a ferret is because they destroy crops, and the central valley in California is very important...Same thing goes for gerbils. Because I was so used to those laws, I was surprised when I saw a gerbil in the petstore for the first time when I moved up to Washington a few months ago! [​IMG]

    That's strange though. Hopefully they don't get in trouble or anything, those 'lil guys are adorable and I'd hate to get rid of it...
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  8. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Ferret = Nature's slinky.

    They're just so cute. [​IMG]
  9. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 20, 2010
    South Carolina
    Some places sell ferret cages and give the ferret away "free with cage purchase."
  10. Carols Clucks

    Carols Clucks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    I heard the reason is that they easily naturalize if let loose they thrive and either damage crops or native wild animals.

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