It is almost inevitable that at some time your ferret will become ill or require medical attention. The following is a recommended list of items to have on hand in case of emergency or illness. Remember to never medicate your ferret without first discussing it with your veterinarian.
Warmer weather means opening windows and doors and going outside. It’s the perfect time to take your ferret out of the stuffy house for a little outing — before the really high temperatures arrive. Ferrets love to get out and explore the smells, sights, and sounds outside. But before you take your little guy out, make sure you take some precautions so your time outdoors is fun and safe.
Ferret caretakers should perform the following assessments of their companion ferrets each month to ensure good health and preventative care:
As a shelter, I hear the comments all the time – “ferrets bite”, “I can’t get my ferret to stop nipping” or “Will I ever get him/her to stop biting”? The answer is yes, you can. Ferrets are intelligent, social animals that are easily trained, once you understand them and work with them.
What’s more pleasant than a freshly washed ferret? Not a thing! The fur is soft and fluffy. The gentle fragrance is delightful. Of course, the ferret often has a few complaints about the whole bathing process. Most ferrets are not terribly fond of water (but give them a dish of water to drink and watch them splash it all over themselves!). When you want to give your ferret a bath (not more often than twice a month, please), you’ll need to know a few basics to make it more pleasant — or less chaotic — for both you and your ferret.