How to Care For Your Ferret

Caring for a Ferret does not start and stop at the pet store. This is what every pet owner should keep in mind as soon as they take into consideration owning one. Ferrets are exotic animals that come from the mustelid family. Once they reach adulthood, they emit a certain kind of smell. The time a pet owner spends caring for their pet Ferret should be carried out wisely. It is a great move for pet owners to de-scent and neutralize the odor that is emitted by the Ferret to make sure that there will be less litter made. They should also take trips to see the veterinarian often to have their regular check-ups.

To make sure that your Ferret is getting adequate nutrition that it needs, purchasing top-quality cat or Ferret foods at the local pet store is the wise choice. Because Ferrets need an adequate amount of fat in their diet, purchasing food products that have at least 20% fat and 35% protein content is most suitable. The kinds of fats that Ferrets need in their diet are the balanced fats found in poultry fat. This is considered to be a perfect blend of the essential fatty acids which are perfect for a Ferret’s diet. In addition, every pet owner must see to it that there is an adequate supply of water made available for the pet Ferret. Meanwhile, when it comes to choosing the best container, bowls are highly-recommended over bottles.

Ferret pet owners should also make sure that their pets have safe housing in which they can move around and play around more freely without putting their lives in danger in the process. They should be able to enjoy their habitat more comfortably.

It is a good decision to purchase your pet Ferret with a cage that has all the necessary qualities needed to ensure that the Ferret enjoys its time. The cage should have adequate space and is safe and clean enough for the Ferret to conveniently live in. There should be no loose edges wherein the Ferret’s feet can get caught in and the cage should not have any parts or wholes that could encourage the Ferret to stick its head in. In the wild, it is the Ferret’s nature to conceal itself in dark padded areas. Thus, the cage should also be supplied with items like sleep sacks or hammocks where they could play in as well as sleep.

Ferrets love to chew and because of this, they may always be tempted to chew on the wires of their cage. In order to avoid this from happening, items that can be easily chewed and ingested should not be placed inside the cage. If Ferret’s ingest indigestible items, they need to go through a surgery just to get it out. Otherwise, their lives will be placed in danger. Socialization with humans can be introduced once the Ferret reaches its 30th day age. You can also allow your Ferret to enjoy at least two hours of play time outside the cage daily but of course with your supervision.

By Laura