I've looked at the ferrets in the local pet store. It is a clean store too and they can't keep the cage clean. Those animals are nasty and STINK! That 11 year old is not going to want the chore of keeping the cage clean or cleaning up messes that are made throughout the house.
Tell the mother to be sure she has an organization that will take them if/when they decide to get rid of it. Some stores will even take the pet back within a certain amount of time. No matter how hard it is to resist unwanted animals, let her know you don't want them. You weren't placed in her life for them to just assume that you will be her backup system or doormat and take these animals off of her hands.
Last edited by Lighting57 : 05-29-2013 at 11:58 AM.