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.
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.
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.
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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