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Health And Care

How to choose the best ferret cage?

Ferrets are big sleepers, but the time they are awake, they will make the most of it, trust me. 🙂 They may sleep 18-20 hours a day, but those 4-6 hours they jump, play, dig and do mischief. Because of that side of them, ferrets shouldn’t be left alone when they are awake and outside of the cage. For example, just the other day I’ve left my room for 10 minutes to make myself the coffee and when I...
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Bathing ferrets: make an adventure for you and your ferrets

Bathing ferrets is a basic part of ferret’s hygiene, but there are some questions every ferret owner should ask before doing it. For example, how often to bathe a ferret? What shampoo is good for ferrets? How about the water temperature? Most ferrets don’t like water so you have to make bathing as much positive for them as you can. Make an adventure out of it, use toys, treats, play with your ferret in the water and your fuzzy...
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Ferret illnesses

Ferrets are basically healthy pets, but there are some ferret illnesses that can occur more often than in other pets. Those illnesses aren’t like the flu or a common cold, they are more serious health concerns. Usually, they come later in life, but that doesn’t mean a young ferret can’t get them. Some ferret illnesses an owner can avoid by regularly vaccinating their ferret or spaying a female ferret in time, but there are others which we don’t know...
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Things you need for a ferret

Ferrets are wonderful bundles of joy that can bring happiness to every home. But, just like every other pet, a good idea is to get everything you need for a ferret before getting the ferret itself.  If you buy everything before the ferret comes, you will avoid: ”Now, what??” question. Ferrets are mischievous animals and you can’t just leave them in the room while you go shopping for a cage, food or hammocks. Ferrets can’t be left alone unsupervised...
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Ferret characteristics

Our little fuzzbutts are unique pets with special  ferret characteristics you can’t see in any other animal. They are easy to recognize and their owners are full of interesting stories to tell. So, what makes them so damn special? Today I want to share with you some physical and behavioral characteristics of a ferret. We will talk about everything, from their size and weight to dead sleep and hoarding. All that what makes one ferret a true ferret. AVERAGE SIZE...
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Ferret and fleas

Sleepy ferret suddenly jumps out of the hammock to scratch here, there, everywhere. Oh well, that is normal behavior in ferrets. Or is it? It usually is, but if you have a cat or a dog who loves to go outside for an adventure I recommend you check your pets for some illegal visitors. If your ferret is scratching more than usual it can mean that he has fleas. Most ferrets are indoor animals but that doesn’t mean they...
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Descented ferret – yes or no?

Ferrets are smelly, they are famous for that. Their latin name ruffly means smelly little thief so we can’t say that it isn’t true, but if you are trying to find a reason not to get a ferret, look harder. When it comes to smell, ferrets aren’t worse than a cat or a dog. Actually, they smell less than most dog breeds. (because they are tiny :D) It is crazy to think that one animal doesn’t smell at all. There...
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Which litter is the best ferret litter?

There is a special bond between a ferret owner and a ferret’s poop. 🙂 All of you who are new in ferret world, I can assure you I am not crazy. 😛 When you get a ferret you will magically be interested in ferret’s poop. That is the best health indicator. (that is because you will love your fuzzy so much and you will want him to be healthy) Since ferret poop is so important, you have to choose...
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Do ferrets smell?

I realized people don’t think that ferrets are great pets due to few untrue things. For example, someone once told me they like ferrets a lot, but they will never get a ferret because ferrets smell bad. Now, imagine this. You have a ferret that weights 1.5 kilos and you have a dog that weighs 30 kilos. Which one will smell worse? Well, let’s get right to the point. Do pet ferrets smell? Yes. Do they smell bad? No. I...
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How many types of ferrets are there?

Ferret colors and patterns can vary from one ferret to another. Regarding American Ferret Asociation there are 8 basic ferrets types and few patterns of ferret fur. Which one is the most common and which one is the rarest? Which one is more healthy than other or which one lives the longest? Those are the question every ferret owner or soon-to-be-owner wants to know the answer to. I know I had the same questions when I was looking for...
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