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FERRET - CARE

Spending Time with Your Ferret
On the average, you need to spend at least an hour a day with your ferret. Ferrets require less time with their owners than dogs or cats do, but certainly more time than fish or turtles require. One reason your ferret does not demand as much companionship...

Caring for Your Sick or Injured Ferret After Treatment
Ferrets are energetic, playful and nearly fearless animals. Seeing one of these animals sick or injured can be distressing for anyone, so you can imagine the toll this condition is taking on your pet, who doesn't understand why he feels the way he does or...

How Much Sleep Does My Ferret Need?
Your ferret is unlike most other mammals, including yourself, because he sleeps a lot. That's not abnormal; it's just what ferrets do. They normally sleep prodigious amounts every day, and even more when they are either sick or older. The typical ferret ...

Why Do Ferrets Need Routine?
As with any pet, a routine for caring for your ferret assures him that his needs will be met and builds trust, rapport and a feeling of security. Daily care routines should include providing a constant supply of food and water. Your ferret digests his...

Parasite Control
External parasites are more common in ferrets than internal ones and usually consist of fleas, ticks and ear mites. Regular grooming of your ferret is important for a number of reasons, including the chance it gives you to check her for signs of external ...

Preventative Dental Hygiene
As with all pets, regular dental care is vital to your ferret's continued good health. The uncontrolled build up of plaque and tartar can lead to gum, tooth and jawbone disease in your pet. If allowed to go untreated, mouth infections will eventually caus...

Ferret Paw Care
You should check your ferret's paws regularly and clean away any dirt and other foreign objects with a moistened cloth. Clip your ferret's nails every two to three weeks to avoid potential paw problems, damage to floors and furniture, scratches when you...

Tips for Keeping Small Animals Cool
Protect your rabbits, guinea pigs, and other little furballs from summer scorchers.

Looking After Your New Ferret
Intelligent and tenacious, ferrets provide oodles of entertainment and companionship to their pet parents. These affectionate explorers have few but essential requirements regarding their habitat, diet, hygiene and activity.