So uhm my first ferret, Bonkers who is about 3 1/2 years old now, was a Marshall Farms ferret.
We were told about him and give na birth certificate - just the date he was born and the date we got him.
And he has been to two different vets - because we moved.
Well, today I saw Lincoln's penis was a little red on once side. So I pick up Bonkers to compare.
only to realize I am looking at a girl.
My baby boy is a baby girl and nobody ever thought to tell me! My mom and I were told Bonkers was a boy at the pet store. So I never questioned it. He had - er she - had been to 2 different vets under "Male" and on all the Rabies certs and such is labeled as a boy.
...But nope, he is a she. Very observant vets. I'm not sure I can comprehend this!
I can tell the gender of a much smaller MOUSE... I can't believe the vets didn't notice it was a girl. -.- I suggest another, new vet. Problem is, now you either have to get a new home for your ferret, get one of them fixed, or deal with babies. Better make your decision soon, they don't need to be very mature to get pregnant. =/
Or, if you haven't bonded too much, take *her* back to the store and make sure you get a boy. I know I bond with my pets too quickly though. Either way, you should probably complain to the store, they seriously need to know better. I know Petsmart and Petco only care females or males, usually females.
But really, I could tell the difference in a mouse baby when it was only a week old and tiny. =/ I mean, I had to look up the differences and all, I'm no natural expert, but a vet should really know and notice the difference if they're going to be examining your pet.
I see Not too many people fix their pets here, much less their ferrets or other rodents, though it's nice they at least had it done for you But still. I think it's ridiculous that no one noticed until now lol Vets should really know that ._.