Taking care of a ferret is a big responsibility that should be thought about before it is taken on. If you are thinking of getting a new pet, then the information below can help you learn how to best care for them.
Ferrets need ample space to run and play when they are awake. For this reason, they require much larger cages than other small animals. Two or three story cages are ideal, especially if you have several pets in the same cage. For bedding, sleep sacks or hammocks are ideal in order to allow the ferret to be comfortable and safe.
Nutritional supplements are available for ferrets, but they are not always necessary. Your pet should have a healthy diet comprised of meat based products. Raw meat diets are acceptable as is dry kibble designed especially for ferrets. It is not safe to use other animal’s foods for your new pet.
While you can brush and comb your ferret, baths should be limited. When your pet gets wet it will secrete a substance that helps condition the coat, unfortunately that substance also produces a stronger odor.
Ferret care is not difficult once you know what to do. The guidelines above can help you learn how to properly care for your pet and keep it healthy.
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