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NFWS Mission Statement
  1. To promote the well-being of ferrets through articles written and published by the NFWS, veterinarians and ferret specialists world wide
  2. Offer/provide advice on a variety of ferret subjects from common illnesses, nutrition, sanitation, interaction, ferret safety and the advisability of breeding.
  3. Promote the on-going liaison with veterinarians and all medical organisations and agents associated within the 'ferret world' with the aim of raising the general awareness of ferret health and ferret needs.
  4. Advise and educate ferret owners, clubs etc., on their basic responsibilities towards ferrets on such diverse subjects as when considering breeding ferrets and when working ferrets in vermin control. The list is large!
  5. To promote confidence in ferret owners to approach the NFWS and/or veterinarians to seek advice when their ferret's health and behaviour causes concern.

Show Dates

The shows listed here are a mixture of Ferret PR events and Ferret Shows.

Anyone wishing their shows etc to be listed here please contact us with all details: day, date, name of event, location, name of club/society taking part and what is taking place ie ferret PR, racing etc.

Dates in RED are months where a show is being organised


DO NOT bring any ferrets showing signs of illness.

DO NOT bring any ferrets that have had diarrhoea within the last 3 months prior to today's show. However IF your ferret has had Coronavirus/ECE (green slime disease) then this increases to within 9 months prior to this show. IF in doubt please contact an NFWS Committee member for guidance.
If handling ferrets other than your own, please wash hands with an antibacterial hand hygiene gel in between handling different owners' ferrets, so as to minimise risk of cross infection. The NFWS has several hand hygiene gels for this purpose placed on tables around the show area.

Each exhibitor to bring no more than 20 ferrets to the show.

Ensure clean bedding is used on the day.

Avoid sharing bedding/toys with other show exhibitors ferrets.

Clean up any urine/faeces straight away and dispose of in one of the black bags placed around the show area.

Avoid introducing new ferrets to your 'business' on show day. It is always advisable to quarantine any new ferret(s) for several days.

If a ferret is being dropped off for re-homing, only exchange at the end of the day once you have packed up and are ready to leave.

These ferrets should not be entered into the show and must be kept separate from an owner's/rescue's show ferrets so as to minimise risk of cross infection.

Ideally ferret re-homing should be done at an alternative venue but the NFWS understands that sometimes this is not practical so please ensure best practice with all hygiene and quarantine so that any risk to other exhibitors ferrets is kept to a minimum.

All clothing worn on the day to be washed straight away so as to minimise risk of cross infection.

Please note these are NFWS guidelines for NFWS shows, other show organisers may have different criteria so please check beforehand.