Social animals that love to be part of the family, Ferrets make great pets despite their slightly musky odor, and can live up to 10 years with the right care.
Known for their curiosity and fun-loving personalities, Ferrets enjoy stealing and hiding objects, part of their natural nesting instincts. Despite their great energy, Ferrets are known for being heavy sleepers, enjoying long hours of napping.
Ferrets are active and enjoy energetic play, just like young children. Keep a close watch on both when they play to protect them. Ferrets are not nocturnal. They sleep an average of 18 hours per day, but will adjust their schedule to yours and be eager to play when you are. Very young children should be closely supervised when playing with ferrets.
Ferrets are very intelligent and must be secured properly inside their homes so they don't escape. Ferrets can even be potty trained to use a litter pan. Feeding them is easy. They require a diet rich in protein and fat to fuel their high metabolism andcan thrive on commercial Ferret food products.
Your pet Ferret could be any number of colors: black sable, white (albino), champagne, chocolate, cinnamon, or dark-eyed white (DEW). Ferrets usually have one of four color patterns: standard, solid, roans, and point (Siamese).
|Fiesta Max - Ferret||Forti-Diet Pro Health - Ferret||Forti-Diet - Ferret|
|Order: Carnivora||Family: Mustelidae|
|Genus: Mustela||Species: putorius|
|Sexual Maturity: 4-5months/Males 9+ months||Life Span: 7-10 years|
|Maximum Adult Size: 500-1500 gm (1-3 pounds)|
|Habitat Size L x W x H: Minimum of 91 x 46 x 46 cm (36 x 18 x 36 in) with two levels inside of it|
|Dietary/Nutritional Supplements: Meat based products high in protein and fat|
Are you ready to be a Ferret owner? Proper research should always be done before you get a new pet, be sure you understand all that is required to care for your pet. You can find more information about Ferrets online from The American Ferret Association or from books such as "Ferrets (Animal Planet Pet Care Library)" by Vickie McKimmey.
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