November 28, 2021

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What You Need To Know About Pet Ferrets

You can have ferrets as are sables good pets for older children. However, they should be closely supervised around children and infants. Ferrets can be very cute and curious. They are also playful, charming, and entertaining to watch. Ferrets love to be active and prefer to play than being cuddled like cats or laying on one’s lap. Short periods of intense activity are preferred by ferrets, after which they will fall asleep for between 14 and 18 hours. They are most active in the morning and evening. They love dark places and are natural burrowers. If not properly trained, ferrets can be notorious biters, particularly the males. Ferrets have sharp teeth and can bite very deeply and can cause pain. Although ferrets can’t see well, their senses of hearing and smell are very keen. Ferrets live between 7-10 years on average.

Color
Ferrets come in a variety of colors: Albino…Black…Black Sable…Champagne…Chocolate…Cinnamon…Dark-eyed White…Sable.

Cage
You can choose from a variety of cages for your ferret. You can use almost any type of cage for ferrets: from rabbit hutches to dog crates, to home-made hutches. Wire cages are the most common habitat. The cage should measure at least 14 inches in width, length and height. You should have plenty of space for play, as well as a litter box, water bowl, and food bowl. Ferrets require time outside their cage from 3- 4 hours per day. During this time, you should be interacting with them as much and as often as possible. Make sure your ferret’s enclosure has enough space and toys to keep them entertained. Regular cleaning of your ferret’s enclosure is crucial for raising a healthy pet.

Bedding
It is important to make sure that ferrets’ bedding is clean and their cages are regularly cleaned. This will ensure that they remain clean, sweet-smelling, and free from parasites. Use straw or old soft t-shirts as bedding. Hay can be too hot and sweaty so provide plenty of additional bedding like straw. The wood odor and dust can cause respiratory problems in ferrets.

Diet
Ferrets, which are carnivores, require a high-quality diet rich in fat and protein. Ferrets should eat a minimum 32% meat-based protein, 18% fat, and no less than 3 percent fiber. Ferrets need to be able to drink a steady supply of water. A bowl and a bottle of water are best for ferrets. Ferrets need a proper diet, annual vaccinations against Ferret Distemper or rabies, as well as good husbandry.