THE MICRO CHIPPING OF FERRETS
WE now have the chips and associated equipment. WE have people trained for inserting the chips into the ferrets. The chips are the size of a small grain of rice and will be inserted under the skin between the shoulder blades. Each chip has it’s own individual number which can be read by scanners held the Police, RSPCA and other similar bodies, who can then trace it back to the Wessex Ferret Club by the computerised register.
Unfortunately ferret theft is on the increase it is often the case that identification is difficult as many ferrets look alike micro-chips will help avoid such problems. The price per ferret is £3.50p each. This is thanks to the time effort and work done by members over the past years, the club has now accumulated sufficient funds to enable us to subsidies the chipping costs considerably for members.