Strap yourself in, this is a long message! Haha sorry I want to provide as much information as possible. Hi! I just bought a 3 year old female ferret, to breed with my 2 year old male ferret. I have done my research, but some questions remain unanswered and I thought it was best to check ! Her vulva was swollen a tiny bit when I got her, and about a couple of days later it was a bit more swollen. I put the ferrets together and she didn't seem too receptive to my males advances. For the next week, I let them play inside everyday together for an hour or so, and observed the male try and 'mount her' a lot and bite her neck, but she usually rolled on her back and bit him and he would stop. Then they would play normaly, lick eachother and sleep together. But now her vulva is shrinking! My question is, could she be pregnant? Or did she come out of heat (I read that wasn't possible?) My male ferret never seemed to 'mount' her long enough for anything to happen, but now their just getting gentler with eachother. If she is pregnant, how do I look after her? Can I still pick her up and can she still play with my male when his being gentle? If I take her to the vets (which I certainly will), how far into pregnancy does a ferret have to be for kits to show up on an ultrasound. Here in Australia it is breeding season, and the Jill has had two litters before. Both ferrets are 'whole', not spayed or desexed. I had this set idea of how breeding would go, but the shrinking vulva, gentleness of the ferrets together just don't fit that image! Thankyou for your help!