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Ferret Cage or Enclosure

Where ever you keep your ferret or ferrets. its important that you keep them in a safe, secure, healthy, comfortable, environment. Here are some suggestions:

  • Ferrets need Exercise. If you have a small enclosure then its important to let you ferret/s out for exercise for at least 3-4 hours a day. (More so if its a single/Sole ferret) Failing this can lead to behavior issues. Put yourself in their shoes, locked up day after day, You would go Stir crazy too.
  • The ferret area needs to be kept clean on a regular basis. (Daily if possible)
    not only is this healthier for your Fuzzy but its also healthier for you. It also keeps the smell down and avoid any chance of rotting food or feces getting flyblown.
  • Toilets are  one of the most deadliest things for a ferret. Ferrets are the world champions at getting into trouble. I have heard of more ferrets dying in an untimely dead by drowning in a toilet than anything else.
  • Speaking of toilets. Toilet roll inner cardboard core are dangerous especially to small ferrets as I myself discovered very recently. Two minutes was all it took for my ferret to get a roll stuck on her head. Luckily I was there promptly to take it off but it could have been a lot worse.
  • A Secure environment. You need to have a good look around and make sure there aren't any Items our champion troublemakers can use to hurt themselves, Bits of wire/rope/string can choke them. Some just love to chew on power cable cause they are chewy. A plastic shopping bag sounds harmless enough, but no they can end up wrapping the handles around their neck.
  • Ferrets need to feel safe. They are often stressed in a noisy area if they don't have anywhere to go. A shoe box makes the perfect bedroom for a ferret. Drop in some bedding and I can guarantee that,s where they will head to sleep.