Completing this application is the first step in the process to acquire a ferret kit or retired adult ferret from Middle Earth Ferretry in Kentucky.
This application does not guarantee that you will get a kit from MEF the breeder reserves the right to refuse placement at any given pointe in time for any reason.
If your application is approved you will be notified via email and your name will be added to our waiting list for a kit in the order in which your application was received & approved by date to keep it fair for everyone applying.
I do not announce my litters until they are 3 weeks of age and everything looks like its going well. Litters are announced in MEF's Facebook Group (Middle Earth Ferretry) if you are approved families are encouraged to join the group so they can remain up to date on future pairings and available kits.
When kits are 5 weeks old and eye/ears open I will make a post in my FB group letting everyone know that kits are "available" to reserve and pictures of each indivaual kit will be posted so that your family can see the choices/options that are available from my current litter. It is the applicants responsibility to reach out and contact me FB Messeger is the fastest way to contact me and get a response.
If I personally reach out and contact you about a specific kit & do not hear back from you within 12 hours you will lose your place on my waiting list for that current litter and the next person on my list will be contacted.
Once a choice is made by your family, MEF requires a $100 non refundable deposit to hold that kit for your family. That deposit does go towards the final purchase price of your MEF ferret. It must be paid via PayPal within 24 hours of Email or FB Message.
MEF does this in consideration for all those who are patiently waiting for a kit & so that kits can go to there forever homes in a timely manner for the owners to be able to enjoy and bond with them during there baby stage.
Please Note that if you make the deposit you are committing to take that specific kit.
The deposit that you are paying is NON-Refundable but may be transferred to another kit in another litter or for a future litter at my full discretion. I always try hard to match preferred preferences for individual families.
Your MEF ferret/kit can go to its new home between (8-10) weeks of age each kit is different some require longer stays with me then others. Kits can not be held for extended times it's critical for there social development that the litter departs MEF at a reasonable time frame.
MEF does have a detailed contract and it must be signed and notarized before you come to pick up your kit. I will not place a kit without a signed/notarized contract in hand no matter how far you have driven to pick up your MEF ferret. MEF does require Spay/Neuter and Des Implants on all of our ferrets the dates when the procedure must be completed will be outlined in your individual contract.
If you are a breeder or are looking to breed ferrets you honestly should look elsewhere I absolutely will not sell you breeding rights to any of my bloodlines.
All MEF Ferrets are pet and/or show homes only.
Middle Earth Ferretry will NOT place a ferret with anyone who
~ Is under 18 years of age, I will however consider placement with a parent of a person who is under 18 and wants to apply.
~ Does not have a good understanding of the proper needs of ferrets and the responsibilities required for good ownership.
~ Does not have the proper means to provide appropriate food, medical care, time and attention to an MEF Ferret.
~ Wishes to acquire an MEF Ferret for any reason other then to be a cherished family pet. Ferrets will not be placed for the use of working purposes such as hunting nor will I place my ferrets to be sold into pet stores.
~ I will not place with you if you want to start breeding ferrets there are absolutely no exceptions. Ferrets will only be placed as breeding stock to other long time experienced, responsible breeders with excellent morals, ethics and breeding practices.