Ferrets: A Stinky Circus Clown

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Domestic ferrets are small, furry mammals whose average size ranges from one to five pounds at
maturity. This means that ferrets are meat-eaters and one of the members of the weasel family. They
are fluffy little creatures that have a very strong sense of curiosity. They can get into almost anything.
Ferrets can also stink to high-heaven. They are very sociable creatures and love to be the center of
attention at all timecute-ferret-tube-400x490s. Ferrets are most active during the hours of sunrise and sunset. They sleep up to
18-20 hours a day and wake about twice a day to eat, relieve themselves, and play.
When it comes to housing ferrets, The first thing you need to think about is ‘ferret proofing’. They can
fit into things that you would think impossible. Ferrets are also very smart, so whenever they get into a
place, they can also figure out a way to get out.
You will need a cage that is good enough to house at least two ferrets. Ferrets can live alone, but the
best idea is to get two, unless you’re ready to spend a lot of time playing with your pet. The most
important and proper accessories you will need to keep your pet happy are toilets, bowl, glass water
bottle, hammock, and a pet carrier. Ferrets are good at naming one part (or corner) of the cage a
bathroom, so its a good idea to keep a litter box or two in their cages at all times. Ferrets prefer to eat
out of bowls and you should get one that clips tight onto the cage or they will tip it over, which means
more cleaning. A glass water bottle is best because you can see if the water is low and if it needs to
be cleaned. A hammock provides the ferret a place to sleep or hang out in. Finally, a pet carrier
allows for safe and secure trips out of town.
When trying to figure out the right nutrition for your ferret, always look to professionals. Most ferret
owners will feed their ferrets cat food or kitten food because there are so few ferret foods available.
Cat food is fine for ferrets because it is high in protein. Ferrets are carnivores, and need lots of
protein. NEVER feed your ferret vegetables or fruits because that can lead to severe illness for the
ferret. Dry pellets are the best choice when it comes to ferret food. Ferrets tend to have multiple small
meals every day, so moist food would easily spoil and it could lead to dental plaque build-up. Fresh
water should also be accessible at all times.
This provides you a images-2 copy 4quick and easy overview of ferret basics. They can be tricky creatures, but with
the correct care and training, they can become the perfect companion. Remember that the most
important ideas when owning any pet is simply loving it, learning proper care for it, and spending time
with it.

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