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Ferret Tips for Happy & Healthy Ferrets

ferret tipsTips on Getting & Owning a Ferret

Check your local shelters and search for ferret shelters in your area. There are lots of ferrets there that would love to be added into your home.

Plus they are much cheaper then pet store ferrets, which average around $150.00.

Having two ferrets is just as much work as having one.

Having two ferrets also allows them to have company in the cage while your away.

Get a big cage, especially if you’re a busy individual. A big cage gives the ferrets more room to run around and play. I was never a fan of small cages, even with one ferret. I have a 4 story cage for two ferrets, and they love it!

Do the hammocks look too expensive for you? Get creative. Find old fabric scraps, and tie them together like you would a blanket. Instant hammock!

Still have scraps of fabric lying around? Give them to your ferret! They’ll become their blankets!

Get a litter pan, water and food dish that is attached to the cage. Sometimes the critters move unattached dishes around, and could create a mess for you to clean up.

Your ferrets can be taught to come. I use a squeaker toy and treats. They come almost everytime (except when their in a new area-they want to explore first!)

Cat food can be substituted for ferret food. Ferret food is obviously the best choice though. If you choose to feed them cat food, introduce the cat food slowly so the ferret’s stomach can adjust.

Ferrets itch a lot, but it doesn’t mean they have fleas. Checking to make sure they don’t is still a good idea though.

When your ferrets are running around, ferret proof the area. If the trash is low enough for them to knock it over, set it on a higher area.

Move your chairs away from tables. The ferrets WILL climb on the chair if it can to explore that table. The same goes for cups that you set on the floor. That just screams to a ferret to knock it over.

Your ferrets making sounds? Not to worry. Ferrets make a cooing sound when they are happy. They will also jump at your feet. That’s their way of saying “Lets Play!”

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