Ferrets

Coming into Michigan from Another State (import)

No entry permit is required for interstate importation into Michigan

  1. Ferrets must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal’s state of origin.
  2. Ferrets under 6 weeks of age must not be imported into Michigan unless brought in with their mother.
  3. Ferrets 8 weeks of age or older must be currently vaccinated against distemper.
  4. Ferrets 12 weeks of age or older must also be currently vaccinated against rabies.

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Exhibition (Show, fair, demonstration or display) Requirements

  1. There are no specific requirements for Ferrets moving within the state for exhibition.                                      
  2. Ferrets being imported from out of state for Exhibition:
  • Ferrets must have an official interstate certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) filled out by a United States Department of Agriculture accredited veterinarian in the animal’s state of origin.
  • Ferrets under six weeks of age cannot be imported into Michigan, unless brought in with their mother.
  • Ferrets eight weeks of age or older must be currently vaccinated against distemper.
  • Ferrets 12 weeks of age or older must also be currently vaccinated against rabies.
  1. Contact the fair, show, or exhibition authorities for any additional requirements.

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Moving within Michigan (intrastate)

There are no specific requirements for intrastate movement.

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Leaving Michigan to go to Another State (export)

Please contact the state of destination. Contact information can be found at http://bit.ly/StateAHO.

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International Movement

Please visit USDA’s pet travel website

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