Owning a Ferret

Owning a Ferret

Ferret’s need a lot of attention and can’t be left alone all the time.  If not played with they can die from loneliness. Luckily, Ferret’s are very fun to play with and you won’t get bored. When excited, they will jump around and do their “war dance” which is very amusing to watch! When you tire them out you can hold them and they’ll usually fall asleep in your arms. Ferret’s sleep for a lot of the day so when they wake up they need attention and to be played with.

Ferret’s need a clean cage and new bedding constantly because they use the bathroom a lot.  They will not sleep where they use the bathroom, so it’s best to establish a place for going to the bathroom early on so they don’t go to the bathroom in their sleeping area. They also need a lot of space in their cage to run around and play.  They also need some toys to play with. I’ve found that an old, small stuffed animal works well and can even be your ferret’s favorite toy.