Persuasive Speech: Ferrets Make Good Pets

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I. Ferrets are amusing creatures that can make good pets.

II. Many people would be interested in a low maintenance pet that is softer than a turtle and more affectionate than a goldfish.

III. I currently have three ferrets. I got my first one about five years ago. I found my second and third ferrets a couple of years later at the Oregon Ferret Shelter, where I ended up adopting them for a modest price. I have also volunteered at the shelter now and then and have learned a lot about them.

IV. I’m going to begin with a brief history of ferrets and some information about them. I’ll then describe some details about ferret care, and finish by discussing some of the benefits of ferret ownership.

Transition: Ferrets may not be for everyone, although they are becoming the most popular pet next to cats and dogs, prior knowledge before acquiring a ferret is absolutely crucial.


I.So what is a ferret?

A.The ferret is a member of the weasel family and it is not a rodent. It is thought to have originated from the wild European polecat.

1.A lot of people are misinformed, have misconceptions, or might not have any idea at all about what these animals are about. The ferret family, which includes weasels, mink, polecats, martins, skunks, badgers, otters, wolverines, and the endangered black-footed ferret. Early Greek literature suggests that unlike its cousins, the ferret has been domesticated for approximately two to three thousand years.

2.Historically ferrets have been used for hunting rabbits and for rodent control.

B.Ferret Facts

1.Males are called hobs and Females are called jills.

2.Normal life span is between 5-8 years; although that is increasing as the medical community ...

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...20 hours a day. Which means that doesn’t leave much room for them to want to exercise.

3.They get tired easily. Letting them run around outside of their cage for 30 minutes to an hour is more than enough time for them.

B.Ferrets have unconditional love.

1.Where as another household pet might get an attitude after a scolding, these little guys will forget immediately.

2.They’re cute. They cuddle with each other. They wrestle and jump around when you let them out.

Transition to conclusion: People are finally realizing what a great pet this domestic animal really is. It might seem as if I’ve given you a lot of detail, and I have, but, her are the really important things to remember.


I.Ferrets make excellent if not unconventional pets.

II.They are easy to maintain and affectionately reward you for the time you spend caring for them.

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