Thursday, July 5, 2012

Pets at Home


Ferrets are similar to cats and dogs, they can be trained to use a litter tray and require a few hours of exercise each day. Having access to toys with not only keep them fit and healthy, but also ensures that they don’t get bored. They are naturally inquisitive and require stimulation to be happy. They’ll play with almost anything, so it’s important to ensure that the toys that they have access to are durable and safe.

Make sure toys do not have any loose parts – toys with smaller parts that could break off easily can be chewed and swallowed. Ferrets like to explore and so an effective way to keep them entertained is to provide them with cardboard boxes. PVC pipes and ferret tunnels are also a good idea, as are hanging tubes and hammocks. Cloth bags are ideal for both hiding and sleeping.

Plastic and soft toys can be fun, particularly toys with squeakers or bells. It is important to provide an array of different things that will stimulate and entertain your ferret. Rotating toys will maintain their interest. They like to climb in and out of holes and hide so you’re on to a winner with anything that encourages exploration and adventure. Rope bridges and scramble nets are also great ways to keep them occupied.

They are mischievous and are likely to find entertainment in a whole variety of things. However, to ensure their safety, it’s advisable to provide a range of toys specifically designed for them in mind. This also means that you’ll be able to leave them unsupervised with peace of mind.

If you are thinking about owning a ferret, adopting is a good way to provide one with a second chance. They will often already be house trained, and the adoption process is straightforward.

Disclaimer: This is a paid guest post and the opinions in the above post do not necessarily match those of Enlightened Ferret.

Have a Chittering Good Day,


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