Ferrets are interesting and fun pets! At one time, I had four of the slinky creatures at my house. They do require a little more maintenance than most small pets – like a bath each week to control their scent. But, they are fun and crazy animals! Please do your research before you decide to get a ferret – don’t be fooled by how cute they are in the store!
They do have a lot of needs and can get into a lot of trouble if you don’t have the proper cage or provisions for them. Some states even ban people from owning ferrets – New York and California are just two states that do. Ferrets are the domesticated form of the European polecat and belong to the weasel family. They can be brown, black, or white.
Animal Planet says that the lifespan of a ferret is 5 to 8 years and are best in families where the children are 12 or older. Ferrets love to explore and investigate everything – they are extremely curious! Ferrets can eat a commercially available ferret food or even cat food. One thing you will learn quickly about ferrets is that if you mishandle them – they will bite! Scroll down to see some ferrets in action!
In a tube!
Ferrets love to swim!
Nap time is always fun!
Enjoying the sunshine and a slide!
Be sure to do your research before you buy a ferret, they do need vaccinations like cats and dogs, and they nails will need to be trimmed regularly. Share away, people!