Living with ferrets

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,…

Why an older ferret is a GOOD thing

I get many requests from people looking for the youngest ferret they can find. Many have children, many are not experienced in living with ferrets, and many seem to think you need to get them young to get a good ferret. The truth is, older ferrets are often the sweetest, most cuddly, and fun animals…

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…

Snorkeling

“Help! My ferret is rolling, snorkeling and digging in his litter!” Ever had that problem? Most anyone who has had a baby ferret has witnessed litter snorkeling. Baby ferrets are notorious for this, and don’t care if it’s clean or dirty, either! Most of the time, young ferrets will grow out of snorkeling in dirty litter boxes. One of the biggest mistakes…

Litter: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Believe it or not, what litter you use can make a big difference in how happy you and your family will be living with ferrets. The wrong litter (the Bad) will stink up your house. Dangerous litter (the Ugly) could kill your ferret! But good litter can make your life easier, encourage your ferret to use the litter pan, and keep your house smelling fine…