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Ferrets make great pets for the whole family and are terrific companions. However, just to clarify, they are not rodents as many people are led to believe. Ferrets are in the Mustelid family along with their companions which include otters, mink, weasels and polecats. They have been domesticated for over two thousand years no and their primary duties include hunting rabbits, vermin control, and much more.

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Ferrets are well known for their high level of intelligence and outgoing curiosity, which can lead to some frustrating moments for ferret owners! Your ferret will require training and a lot of interaction with you and other members of your family for proper socialization. Ferrets are very social creatures and will bond with fellow ferret cage mates and their owners.

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In some regions of the world, pet owners keep their ferrets outdoors, but this is a rare practice North America. The primary reason for this is because canine distemper, heartworm disease and rabies are common in North America and ferrets can develop all of these. Also, ferrets are prone to heatstroke and any temperature above seventy-five degrees Fahrenheit can be very dangerous for your pet. Preferably a comfortable range for your ferret is sixty-five to sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit.

Ferrets have a lot of energy to burn and will require some time outside their enclosure for activity and exercise. Your Ferret cage/enclosure will need to be large enough to allow ample roaming space in addition to including hammocks, litter box, food bowl and water bottles. Take a few moments to inspect the cage and ensure there are no jagged or rough edges that may harm your pet. We also suggest using metal clips to secure the entry door as ferrets can open the enclosure door on their own. When choosing an enclosure for your pet, consider that your ferret will require ample space to move around. As a minimum, a three-foot by two foot by two foot is a good start but consider larger if you have the budget.

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Whether running through tubes, across hallways, up-and-down stairs, you will soon find that Ferrets are extremely playful at heart, and not just with toys – the ferrets favourite toy will soon become, you. Ensure your fuzzy furry friend get’s enough playtime and exercise, out of his cage, each day for at least a couple of hours. This time should be spent interacting with you or your other family members and pets. For playtime, avoid toys which your pet could chew off and swallow.


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Ferrets make for great pets whether alone or with other ferrets. They are very social and if you think cat’s or dog’s make for fun pets, wait till you get your ferret home. Don’t say we didn’t warn you that their zest for life is contagious. But just as with any other pet, they will require regular maintenance such as baths and grooming. They can be easily trained to also walk on a leash and can be litter trained.

Ferrets are by no means a pet that can be caged all the time such as hamsters. They can spend some time in a cage, but will require their freedom to run around and explore the environment around them and to play, everyday. We don’t advise locking up ferrets for extended periods of time as this will adversely affect their health.

Remember that kids can be overzealous with pets at times and as a result of this, we do not recommend this pet for children. If handled roughly, its possible that the ferret may bite or scratch when frightened by a child’s affection.


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Ferrets are considered obligate carnivores – that is, your pet Ferret, will require protein and nutrients from meat and of which is a biological necessity. Ferrets cannot digest and have no need for vegetable protein. It’s diet should consist of treats and food what are meat based. Foods that are also high in sugar content should be avoided. Food should have no less than thirty-five percent protein and around twenty-perfect fat. Treats should always be fed in moderation, no matter what the ingredients.

Remember that Ferrets are strict meat eaters. As a result, cat food or dog food should be an option for your pet’s diet as they do NOT contain the proper level of nutrients that they need, Also, they cannot digest vegetables or moderate-high level of corn which is used as filler. These food items can lead to blockages and other health issues.

Also avoid any food or treat that has a high sugar content. Food should have no less than 35% protein and around 20% fat. Treats should always be fed in moderation, no matter what the ingredients.


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Just as with any pet, ferrets are susceptible to disease, but with continued good maintenance and healthy diet your ferret pet will be a great companion for many years to come. We also suggest regular veterinary checkups, a clean living environment and a healthy diet. Have questions? Don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff here at Pet Warehouse.

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Petware House carries a large variety of snakes, lizards, amphibians, and insects. We specialize in breeding the areas most diverse selection of Ball Pythons. Below are some of the projects currently in development. Stop by to see what's available now.

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All animals regardless of type, need and deserve our respect and will rely on our care. In the same fashion, the respect and care for your family, friends and your parents we need to do the same for our pets. Treating your pet with gentleness and kindness is the perfect way to show you that you care for it.


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Petware House is conveniently located at 7477 Lima Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana, which is just moments north of West Cook Road and a few minutes drive from the I-69. While heading north on Lima Road, you will find us on the left hand side of Lima Road, next to DAVCO Auto. We have ample parking for our visitors, parking for seniors, handicap and expectant mom’s. Additional accessibility is available for handicap and for the delivery of large items into and out of our store location. Come into our new showroom for the largest selection of healthy pets, pet food, pet accessories and let our friendly, knowledgeable staff help you find that perfect pet and solutions that work best for you.

Our store is conveniently open Monday through Saturday, 10 AM through to 8PM and on Sundays from 12 noon to 5 PM. If you have any questions regarding our store location, business hours or for general inquiries, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further assistance.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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