Submitted by Steve on 23:03, 1st Apr, 2021 | 0

Every year the GSPCA helps dozens of ferrets and Good Friday is their special day.

At the GSPCA we currently have 7 ferrets in need of homes and your support.

Pictured is Benji just one of those ferrets.

Our ferrets are neutered before rehoming and we also treat them for any other ailments they may have and we will carry out a home visit before they are homed.

Steve Byrne GSPCA Manager said "Good Friday is Ferret Day and every year we help find dozens of them new and loving homes."

"Each year at the GSPCA we see ferrets coming in as strays and unwanted pets."

"Many of the ferrets we have brought in are escaped pets and during the Summer we often see youngsters that are born in the wild by females that haven't been neutered."

"Ferrets make fantastic pets and are very clever, you can walk them on a lead and this has been going on since the time of the Egyptians and once neutered don't smell as bad as many people think."

"You can house train ferrets and if you are interested in adopting one please call us on 257261 or pop in for details."

To see some of the ferrets in need of a new home please call 257261 to find out more or visits .”

Here are some interesting facts about ferrets:

  • An unspayed female ferret is called a jill while a spayed female is a sprite.
  • An intact male is a hob and a neutered male is called a gib.
  • Baby ferrets are called kits.
  • Ferrets have been domesticated for thousands of years; in fact, on the walls of some Egyptian tombs there are pictures of ferret-like creatures on leashes.
  • Ferrets have no inherent fear of humans.
  • A group of ferrets is known as a business.
  • A newborn ferret is so small that it can fit into a teaspoon!
  • All ferret kits have white fur at birth. After kithood (6-8 weeks of age) ferrets make very few sounds.
  • The average ferret lives to be 6 or 7 years old. Ferrets like to crawl into small dark spaces to sleep.
  • Ferrets are members of the mink family.
  • Ferrets can sleep so soundly that they cannot be woken up even when picked up and jostled.
  • A small ferret may be able to squeeze through a hole just over an inch in diameter.

Steve continued “With few fund raisers and next to no boarding due to lockdown the GSPCA income has been hit hard and we need your support now more than ever.”

“There are many ways you can help support our vital 24/7 work and donate or raise funds for the hundreds of animals in our care.”

“With over 140 hedgehogs, 3 seal pups, dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, fish, reptiles and many birds we help over 3000 animals through the doors every year.”

“With so many animals in our care we would love you to join our sponsor scheme to help us each month.”

“Just a couple of pounds each month can make a massive difference in helping the animals in our care and to find out more please go to .”

“To make a donation you can go to .”  

“We couldn’t do so much without your support and here a few ideas of how you can help us help animals in Guernsey.”


Donate by calling  01481 257261, by post to GSPCA, Rue des Truchots, St Andrews, Guernsey GY6 8UD or online

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A gift like this to the GSPCA ensures our animals and those in Guernsey will always have someone to keep them safe. To find out more please 

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