Ferrets love to sleep. That’s not an overstatement. A normal ferret sleeps between 15 to 18 hours a day! Ferrets are naturally crepuscular, meaning they are most active during dusk and dawn. In the wild, ferrets spend most of their time in dens or underground lairs to avoid predation. Ferrets sleep more than most animals, but when awake they are very active.
For the few hours your ferret is up, it’s important to provide him with plenty of healthy food and activity. Below are safe ways to keep your ferret active and healthy:
- Hide and Seek: Ferrets are natural detectives. If you let them they will search through every inch of your home. To keep your ferret active and interested, hide his favorite toy in different places.
- Vary: It’s important for healthy growth to keep your ferret stimulated with different challenges. Always have different kinds of toys and activities available.
- Rearrange: An easy way to energize your ferret’s environment is to continually rearrange the toys and accessories in her cage. Every time you clean her cage, take to opportunity to move the “furniture” around.
The wellbeing of your curious and intelligent ferret depends on a healthy diet, mental stimulation and exercise. At Pet Supermarket we carry everything from cages and treats to grooming aids and accessories to keep your ferret happy and healthy.