5 Things You Need to Know About Your Pet Ferret

When you have a new pet, it is easy to become overwhelmed with excitement and lose sight of the fact that there are certain responsibilities you need to perform satisfactorily in order to keep your new animal friend happy and healthy.

Taking in a ferret for instance, can be very thrilling. These animals are very interesting to have as pets and they certainly have peculiar attributes that add to their charm. Having said all these, you need to know as much as you can about your new pet so much so that it will live long and be a source of joy in your life.

Here are the 5 things you need to know about your pet ferret:

1. Ferrets are genetically predisposed to be hyperactive no matter what age they are. They simply like to move and restricting them would make them uneasy and unhappy in the long run. You must allow your pet ferret to have a free reign in its cage and as much as possible, you have to provide a home that is spacious enough for it to play around in.

2. Ferrets are very crafty. If you do not secure their cages, they are most likely to escape the very first day you take them home. It is imperative that you provide a cage that is bite proof and nibble proof. These cages are available in pet stores and/or breeders farm.

3. Ferrets have a big appetite. This is only natural since they love to move so their metabolism is very fat. They are by no means gluttons though, as they eat only what they need. You can leave a heap of food in their cage and they will only touch it when they get hungry. This is the reason why you would rarely see an overweight hamster. In a very comical sort of way, it is like they have their own ferret patented diet.

4. Ferrets love to interact. A lot of people who are not familiar with ferrets think that these animals are wild and rabid. On the contrary, they are very loyal and loving, much like dogs except that they have as shorter attention span which can be construed as fickle and primitive. In any case, you would need to spend time with your pet ferret. They are just like cats and dogs that like to be scratched and held.

5. Ferrets are safe for kids. Parents should not have to be afraid of their kids getting near ferrets. It is okay for children to touch these animals as long as they are clean and they have been vaccinated against rabies. If you have kids at home and you are thinking of getting a pet ferret but are hesitant because of the possible safety hazards, you can be sure that everything is going to be fine.

These 5 things you need to know about your pet ferret should give you a wider perspective as to how great it can be to have a ferret at home and what you need to do in order to keep them healthy and happy.

By Laura