Ferret Care

Ferret Care About
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
Habitat
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.
  • SUBSTRATE: Pellet or recycled products. NEVER USE CEDAR FOR EVERY DAY LIVING. Cedar has too strong of a smell and unhealthy to their lungs
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).
Recommended Supplies
  • Large Cage
  • Bedding
  • High Quality Ferret Food
  • Soft-back Brush
  • Collar with Bell
  • Water Bottle
  • Nail Clippers
  • Ferret Ear Wash
  • Ferret Shampoo
  • Hammock
  • Toys
  • Food Bowl
  • Litter & Pan

*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.