Tag: ferret care

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 …

Ferret’s Natural Food Diet

Like all animals, ferrets need a proper diet to maintain good health and maximize lifespan. When it comes to providing the right kinds of food, playing a guessing game will surely take a toll on your pet’s health, and will eventually lead to unwanted death. Ferrets are obligate …

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 …

Ferret Health: Zoonotic Diseases

Owning a ferret comes with great responsibilities. Aside from maintaining proper ferret health through perfect diet and hygiene, another very important factor to handle with caution are the zoonotic diseases, which are the diseases that an animal can spread to humans. Like dogs and cats, there are a …

How to Prevent Ferret Ear Mites

Although ear mite issue is not really life threatening for ferrets, it still needs proper attention to prevent further complications.  Ferret ear mites usually develop due to the excessive cleaning of the ears, which strips the natural protective oils which act as protection against various germs, bacteria, and …

Foods Variations to Feed Your Ferrets

Ferrets need to eat meat in order to live because of the fact that they are obligate carnivores. This is the reason why their diet must consist of mainly meat products. Furthermore, ferrets are born with a very short and tiny digestive tract, which make them unable to …

Do it Yourself Ferret Toys

One of the many things that your pet ferret will demand from you is regular playtime. A few hours each day must be allotted for various activities and playtime with ferret toys to strengthen your bond with your pet. Furthermore, spending time with each other will prevent your …

Top Causes of Ferret Sickness

Just like with other animals, ferrets are susceptible to various health issues most especially when improper care is given. There are many factors why your furry friend develops mild and severe health conditions. Among the most common reasons of ferret sickness includes poor hygiene, unbalanced diet, improper overall …

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 …

Importance of Ferret Shots

Although they are considered small animals compared to other commonly domesticated animals like dogs and cats, ferrets are strongly built. They are fun and always on the go. However, ferrets require proper nutrition and care to maintain overall good health. Similar to humans, ferrets are susceptible to several sicknesses …