Peter Pan & Mr. Smee the Domestic Ferrets

Peter Pan had a rough road to Wildworks. He started out as a pet in a different state, where ferrets are legal. His owner soon had to leave the house they lived in due to personal issues and was unable to bring him and his other ferret friend with her. The other person in the house refused to give them proper care and the other ferret passed away. Upon learning this, the original owner began to ask friends to pick up Peter and her other animals still at the house, as she could not return. One of them took Peter and the remaining animals to California and all seemed to be well again. Then this person decided not to keep Peter and told the original owner that they were planning to sell him. So once again, she began to call her friends and ask someone to take Peter. Finally, one of her friends offered to take him temporarily. When she picked up Peter, he was being kept in a tiny cage that wasn’t even big enough for him to stretch out in and had clearly not been cleaned in some time. He had a small amount of cheap cat food (very low in nutrients) and no visible water source. He was thin, had feces and urine in his fur, and was dehydrated.

But this was where things started to look up for Peter. His new temporary owner got him a proper enclosure, cleaned him up and gave him plenty of good food and water. Once he began to look healthier, she asked the original owner where to bring him and was told that she could just bring him to a shelter because they couldn't find a home. Thankfully, this girl knew of the Nature of Wildworks and called us up, hoping we would have space for him.

We welcomed Peter Pan home with open arms (and paws) and he quickly became good friends with our other ferrets we had at the time, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook. Once both Tinker and Captain Hook passed from old age, we knew we had to get a new friend for Peter Pan. This is where Mr. Smee came in! Mr. Smee was a confiscated pet and went to another facility temporarily until he found his forever home with us. We put Mr. Smee in with Peter Pan as soon as he got to us and they have been best buds ever since.

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Meet Peter Pan & Mr. Smee

Peter Pan

Mr. Smee