Ferrets are affectionate and bond to their owners, and there are few pets as playful as ferrets (yet they are quiet for a large portion of the day).
|Max Size||15 inches long|
|Life Span||6 -8 Years with proper care|
Ferrets need a large cage with good ventilation, openings between the wires should be small enough so they cannot escape, a secure large door so that the litter pan will slide out, and a slight out tray for easy cleaning. Never place the cage by a draft or in direct sunlight. 1-2 inches of bedding should be placed at the bottom of the cage.
|Diet||Ferrets under 6 months should receive moistened food. Provide fresh water at all times and a high quality ferret food containing at least 20% fat and 34% accrued protein and a maximum of 4% fiber. Use small amounts of fatty acid supplements for healthy skin and coat.|
|Toxins||DO NOT feed Ferrets dairy products.|
|Water||Fresh water at all times.|
|Grooming||Outer ear should be cleaned with ear wash. Full body baths are on a need to basis. The more you wash them the more they will smell. Nails should be cut every 2 to 3 weeks.|
|Special Notes||Allow the ferret to have at least 1 hour of supervised running time outside of cage and make sure there is nothing they can get into (i.e.: recliner, small holes in wall, etc).|
*As with any pet, it is important that you find a veterinarian that practices in the certified care for your animal. This guide is general in nature and should not be used to diagnose your pet.