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He's a She - August 8th 2011, 10:55 PM

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.

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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!
   
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Re: He's a She - August 8th 2011, 11:23 PM

Oh wow, thats very surprising! And kind of says something about the vets if they cannot tell the gender of a ferret.


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Re: He's a She - August 8th 2011, 11:37 PM

Oh wow.. Well that must have been something to figure out hahaha (:
Does it change anything with how you take care of it or no?
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Re: He's a She - August 9th 2011, 12:17 AM

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.



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Re: He's a She - August 9th 2011, 12:35 AM

I've had her for 3 1/2 years, so I'm pretty bonded. She was fixed prior to me purchasing her. So there is no issue except me trying to get accustomed to referring to my little boy as a little girl

Not sure I can do it hahaha.

I was just so surprised when I turned my boy over to see nothing there except 2 HOLES.
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I keep yelling at her saying "youre a boy dammit! Grow your penis!"

...then my boyfriend stares and tells me I have issues.
   
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Re: He's a She - August 9th 2011, 01:21 AM

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 ._.



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Re: He's a She - August 9th 2011, 01:37 AM

I know! It's not like I had reason to go staring at my pets' penises....I mean, that's kind of awkward. Haha

And it's a requirement for ferrets to be fixed if they are from pet stores (here in the US). Otherwise, they can come from private breeders and they are generally not fixed then.

I'm having issues with the surprise lol
   
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Re: He's a She - August 9th 2011, 01:47 AM

I still find this very entertaining. Also, considering the ferret was fixed, wouldn't they like... Know? I mean seriously


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Re: He's a She - August 9th 2011, 01:49 AM

They come fixed dork. As I just posted, it's required for a ferret to be fixed before being sold from a pet store, which Bonkers was from a pet store. So they neuter then sell. :P

And they usually have multiple ferrets and we probably got a new worker to get Bonkers and so they either guess or have no idea what they are looking at and told us she was a boy.

-.-' And I guess the vets take your word on it, since nobody ever noticed.
   
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