Ferrets are joyful animals, who always keep themselves as well as their human owners entertained. These energetic animals are safe pets.
Advantages of Having Ferret as Pet
There are several advantages of having a ferret as a pet. Unlike most other pets, ferrets don’t get irritated when left alone at home for a long time. They are not nocturnal creatures, and sleep when they are bored. Although, you should keep your pet outside the cage, when you are present at home, but the animal does not create any hassle when left in a cage. Ferrets are mischievous creatures, but nonetheless, these animals, especially the older ones over two months old, hardly make any sound. Ferrets rarely bite.
They will not bite you even when you accidentally step on the animal. The joyful nature of these animals, make them the perfect pet for lonely individuals and childless couples. It is a pleasure to see the animal jump in joy, as soon as it spots you. Their childish entertaining nature is bound to make you happy. Single ferrets form strong bonding with their human owners. However, if you choose to have more than one ferret as pet, these animals would prefer sticking to each other, requiring less attention of the owner.
A ferret cage should have nest, a water bottle or dish, food container and a litter box. Ferrets prefer cozy dark nest to sleep. You can buy a sleeping tube from the pet supply store for this natural burrowing animal. Sleeping tubes are made of washable fabric and is open at both ends, making it comfortable for the animals to live.
You will often find your animal sleeping at unusual places in the house, such as inside socks, hats, on hammocks or inside drawers. Ferrets cannot survive in hot temperature, and might die from heat stroke. During the summer months, keep your pet in the coolest part of the house, or in an air-conditioned room.
Ferrets are carnivorous animals. Ferret food should comprise of raw meat, bones, liver and kidneys. Ferrets drink plenty of water, especially during the summer.