Tag: caring for ferret

Toilet Training your Pet Ferret

Raising a ferret certainly brings lots of fun and lasting memories. From having a loyal companion who is always by your side, to sharing many experiences that you have with your pet ferret soon becomes an important part of your life. However, owning a ferret entails responsibilities to …

Albino Ferret: Why Choose One

Ferrets are quickly becoming one of the best choices when picking a new family pet. In addition to being highly interactive, ferret’s mesmerizing physical attractiveness makes it an irresistible companion pet. If you are looking for extra special color, an albino ferret might be the perfect option. Let …

Effects of Poor Diet in Ferrets

Unlike most animals, ferrets have special dietary needs that must be given at all times to maintain proper health and prevent various medical conditions. Ferrets are obligate carnivores, which means that they need a constant supply of protein from meat products for their body to function properly. The …

Ferret Diseases: Canine Distemper

One of the most common diseases in ferrets is Canine Distemper, which is a very serious and contagious condition that needs proper medical attention. In many countries like the USA, this disease is treated by a vaccine called Fervac-D.   Vaccine Schedule Ferrets continue to be one of …

Entertaining Ferret Toys You Can Make or Buy

One of the most effective ways to keep your ferret healthy and happy is always to find time to play and interact with it. Sometimes it is difficult to squeeze a few minutes or hours each day for playtime due to work and other daily commitments. Fortunately, there …

Pancreatic Disease in Ferrets

Ferrets, like humans, are susceptible to various diseases. One of the most common sicknesses among ferrets is pancreatic tumors, which develops mostly in ferrets than other domesticated pets. Although this health condition can happen in both young and adult ferrets, ones aged five years and older are more …

Importance of Maintaining Proper Ferret Hydration

One of the most important organs of your pet ferret is its skin, which is also the largest. The primary function of the skin is to protect your ferret’s organs from injury and infection, as well as maintain proper body temperature. Similar to most mammals, ferret’s skin is …

Treating and Preventing Ear Infection in Ferrets

When you see your pet ferret frequently scratching its ears, bacterial infection is the most common culprit. Otitis, which is the scientific term for ear infection in ferrets, can cause many symptoms including uneasiness and the appearance of black or brown material in the ear area such as …

Ferret Care: Ascites in Ferrets

Ferrets are very active and lively animals. They thrive on interacting and playing with both, humans and other animals. They spend most of their time doing various activities, while the rest is spent on eating and resting. When you observe your pet unwilling to do these activities and …

Care Requirements for Young Ferrets

Also called kits, young ferrets need extra love and care as they transition to maturity. Although there is no major difference in terms of caring for adult ferrets, you must still exert extra effort in dealing with these babies. Below is a guide on the basics of properly …

Handling Ferret Flea Problems

Insect infestation is a common problem among animals whether big or small. For ferrets, fleas are a nightmare for both pet and owner. Not only do these blood sucking ferret flea and insects induce itching, but they can also lead to many skin problems when left untreated. In …

More Facts About Ferrets

Many people, especially those who are not familiar about ferrets, see these fury animals as exotic pets. This is mainly because of the extra ordinary appearance of these wonderful creatures. One of the most commonly asked question is “Can ferrets be domesticated or become family pets?” The answer …

What to Expect with Pet Ferrets

Some bad, but mostly good. This is how to describe the things you can expect from buying or adopting pet ferrets. Although there are bad things you will experience along the way like health issues and improper behavior, there are more positive things to look forward to such …

Must Know for First Time Ferret Owner

It is natural to have doubts and questions when deciding to buy or adopt a ferret. This is most especially true when you are a first time ferret owner. To help you decide properly if a ferret is indeed the best pet for you and your family, below …

How to Know If your Ferret is Sick

Although considered a healthy animal, ferrets are still susceptible to a number of health issues. Without proper care and diet, your fury friend can develop an illness. One of the most common sicknesses in ferrets is colds, which can be easily treated if proper medication and care are …