Hi all. I am wondering what is it like to own a ferret? I am interested in an animal that is social and enjoys being around me, likes to play, and can handle traveling in the car somewhat often, and being able to take out on pet friendly errands would be a plus. I know a dog would definitely check all these boxes but I’m somewhat unsure about having one. I assume cost for a ferret and dog would probably be similar due to necessary vet trips and vaccinations for both. So how do the two compare? The ferret would be mostly free range and I would do my best to ferret proof but do they chew and climb? Would the ferret hang out with me and initiate play like a dog does? Would it be okay traveling in the car for a couple hours or sometimes coming to the pet store with me?