Ferret kits are born generally between May and August and should not leave their family until they are at least eight weeks old, they should then, on average, live for between 6 and 8 years. If you, are considering having a kit remember they are only available in the summer and early autumn; adults may be obtained at other times but will either be surplus to requirements or rescues. Be prepared to wait for the right one to come along.

If you do not know anyone who keeps ferrets locally a telephone call to your nearest National Ferret Welfare Society representative may help you make contact with someone who can supply you.