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pets?

Hey everyone! I am about 5 weeks pregnant, I have a ferret and was wondering what concerns I should have with that situation(baby and animals). I've heard both good and bad answers... Just don't know what to believe.
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2006603 tn?1331329327
I personally am not for sure, this may be something you want to discuss with your doc.
I know ferrets require alot of attention. I had 2 ferrets and between cleaning their cage and giving them baths and playing with them, it made me exhausted and I wasnt even pregnant then lol
1806883 tn?1458321004
íts good to have pets, babies/children brought up with pets have been shown to have less allergies than those bought up in a pet free home, in saying that while pregnant I would wear gloves when cleaning out the litter box etc, and just watch your ferret around baby when it arrives because as you probably know they can chomp hard !  :)
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Ferrets are actually illegal in many places when you have small children. Ive watched a few documentaries where kids have lost fingers, toes, half their face, ect due to ferrets. I would do research online.
1712422 tn?1443337501
Can't believe everything you read on the Internet. Googling will only cause stress and false information, I would personally ask your Dr and a vet on how a ferret may behave with a baby
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