Man Buys Toy Poodles But Gets Ferrets on Steroids Instead

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Think you know the difference between a poodle and a ferret? For one Argentinian man, it turned out that the toy poodles he thought he was buying were in fact ferrets pumped up on steroids.

Just one more reason why you should never buy a dog from a pet store, the back of a van or at an Argentinian bazaar, a man thought he was getting a great deal on two toy poodles. Valued at $1,000, he purchased the “poodles” for $150.

It turns out that the fluffy white ferrets, also known as “Brazilian rats,” were given shots of steroids in order to bulk up to dog size. With a little extra grooming, its coat was made extra puffy. And the proud new dog owner only learned what his new puppies were when he took them into the vets for shots.

We’ve posted a picture of the steroid ferret and a toy poodle that was featured on a newscast. Can you tell which is which? Do you think you’d be fooled that easily? Let us know in the comments section below.

(Source: Gawker)

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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