Sporting Answers: Locating a lost ferret

Sporting Answers: Locating a lost ferret

Q) I have just started ferreting with some new friends and we tend to spend long periods waiting for our ferrets to return. None of us has a ferret finder and we are all fairly inexperienced. Is one really necessary? M. GARBUTT By email

What should I look for in a healthy ferret?

What should I look for in a healthy ferret?

I'm going to buy a couple of four month old kits for the first time. What signs should I be looking for when I check them over prior to paying for them. For a start, should I visit the owner to see how and where they're kept?

When do you feed your ferrets?

How often, and at what times of the day do you feed your ferrets? One of my ferrets occasionally refuses to come out of a burrow and sometimes it can be underground for hours!

Cold-weather ferreting

Cold-weather ferreting

Near perfect conditions promise a ferreting opportunity too good to miss. Tony Jackson grabs his gun and heads for a likely-looking hedgerow