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How to pick a harness

The best harness is an H-style harness. Never use only a collar with a ferret. If you put it on tight enough that it can’t come off, then it’s way too tight. If it’s too tight, the collar can choke the ferret or wear off the fur and cause a skin infection. In severe cases,…

Ferret Co-Habitation

There are two main issues when you bring another ferret into the house, whether it’s from the shelter, a pet store or from your friend down the street. First, compatibility and second, health. Compatibility is pretty obvious. Not all ferrets get along with each other. Some are enthusiastically happy to have a friend to play with…

Treats

When considering treats, you need to remember that treats should be a very small part of your ferret’s diet. It’s helpful to look at the size of the treat in relation to the ferret’s head, then imagine how big a cookie for a human would have to be to equal that size! Most of the ferret’s nutrition should come from food, not treats…

Innova EVO

Innova EVO is an excellent food choice for ferrets. Even the dog version has 42% protein, 22% fat and the list of ingredients starts with turkey, chicken, turkey meal, chicken meal and potato. EVO ferret is also available with 50% protein and 21% fat. We’ve been using it for years with great success. The only issue I’ve heard of…

Getting Them To Eat It

Sometimes ferrets won’t eat something we offer them, even though we know it’s good and most other ferrets like it. In this case, rubbing a bit on the tongue once or twice a day for several days will usually do the trick. For example, some ferrets don’t know Ferretone is wonderful. Others will gobble it right down, but some will turn…