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Ferret Proper Care Guide

Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 in All Other Small Pets

Ferrets are bright and playful pets that enjoy interacting with their owners. Like other pets, ferrets require a plan for their care, health and feeding routines. Ferret care includes a number of important aspects including diet, grooming and sanitation. In order to properly care for your pet ferret, it is important to have the correct ferret information and learn to follow it. Here is a useful guide to help you raise a healthy, sociable ferret.

1. Get the right cage
The first step to proper ferret care is getting the right cage for your little ferret. Cage related items such as hammocks, fleece toys and bedding should be taken into consideration. Ferrets need a lot of things to keep them entertained. The cage should also be equipped with a water bottle and feeder. Be more considerate of these aspects by using a spacious cage. Littering issues should also be dealt with as part of your ferret care routine.

2. Proper ferret nutrition
It's very crucial that you feed your ferret high quality and low- fiber ferret food that is rich in fat and protein. Diet should be maintained and monitored properly and grains and sweets must be obviously avoided. Proper nutrition will ensure that your ferret lives a long and healthy life.

3. Ferret grooming
As part of good ferret grooming, brush or comb your pet regularly. You can also spay or sterilize your ferret to keep him healthy. Trimming the ferret nails a prudent thing to do, but this depends on the nail growth of your ferret. Other advisable grooming procedures include ear cleaning and tooth brushing.

4. Ferret handling
When it comes to proper ferret care, you should be comfortable handling your pet. Give the ferret many cuddles and lots of contact to help them feel safe with you and bond with you. When handling the ferret, pick him up from behind and use one hand to support his chest and the other to hold his hips.

5. Ferret exercise and training
Give your ferret ample exercises and playtime outside the cage every day. Train your ferret to use litter trays properly, stop their biting, and also teach them to use a leash. If you take your ferret outdoors, make sure you ferret-proof your entire home compound by getting rid of hazardous objects.
This is an easy 5-step guide that is meant for long-time ferret owners as well as beginners. Sometimes caring for a ferret can be demanding, but it is a responsibility that can be shared by the whole family. All you need is to devote some proper time and make yourself available.


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