Want toy ideas to keep your playful ferret entertained? Read on for some ferret favorites…
Tubes and tunnels
Ferrets were meant to chase rabbits or rodents and love running through tubes and tunnels. The Chewbular Play Tube and other tunnel systems can provide hours of fun. The Crinkle Tunnel adds another layer of amusement with its crinkly noises.
Plush or stuffed toys
Your ferret is sure to love small plush toys he can carry, chew on or hide. Use plush or stuffed toys with squeakers or without. Continue reading
While a nutritious diet is a top priority, clean water is also essential to your ferret’s health. Dehydration from a lack of clean water can cause serious issues, including heart and kidney damage. Here are some tips to keep your ferret hydrated and happy…
Tap or filtered?
In many cases, household tap water has fluoride, chlorine and other additives. Your ferret may be fine with it, but filtered water or spring water are the safest options in general.
Just like you would pour yourself a new glass of water each day, your ferret would appreciate a fresh bowl or bottle daily. Since bacteria or even algae aren’t always visible, it’s best to wash his bowl with soap and water each morning (bleach can leave residue) and rinse it thoroughly. Consider wide-necked water bottles for easier bottle cleaning. Continue reading
Whether you’re new to ferrets or have been a ferret parent for years, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with some of the ‘lingo’ used in the ferret world.
Here are some terms to use when speaking “ferret”:
AFA – The American Ferret Association – a good source of information and advice about ferrets. The group’s website can be found at www.ferret.org.
Albino – As in other species, an albino is a ferret without pigment. Albino ferrets have white fur and red eyes.
Black Sable – A specific coloration of ferret: a black/brown coat with dark eyes and a dark nose.
Blaze – The streak that appears down the middle of a ferret’s head. Continue reading