Jump to Ferrets as pets - A ferret in a war dance jump

Although gorgeous, there are a few things worth considering before getting ferrets as pets.
Photo provided by Flickr
You ought to read the book Ferrets for Dummies. It does have a ton of insight and will prepare you for ferret ownership. Please dont make the mistake of getting ferrets before researching, just because you’ve had other pets it wont prepare you for ferrets, TRUST me. 15 years of pet keeping certainly didn’t prepare me for my ferrets!
MOTHER'S CHILDREN: A young author shares her experiences raising ferrets as family pets.
Photo provided by Flickr
Whether the ferrets and the other pets get along is largely a factor of the temperament of each individual animal, as well as the circumstance in which they met. Every dollar makesa difference. Donatetoday and help uskeep Texas petshealthy.
Photo provided by FlickrFerrets as Pets
Photo provided by FlickrEven so, Californians who really want ferrets have little trouble finding them, because they are sold as pets in other states.
Photo provided by Flickr
Ferrets As Pets
Ferrets make good pets and are happy living alone or with another ferret. They are social animals and often like meeting new people. They are fun, playful, and active. Ferrets make good pets for families where both individuals work. In pairs, ferrets are good at entertaining themselves. Having a ferret is not an all-consuming activity - they are not "needy" pets as are some larger breeds of dogs and parrots. Yet ferrets require a high degree of commitment and responsibility. Owning a ferret is a major responsibility. They should never be purchased for a child or on a whim or fancy. Okay, we’ve done the research and the numbers don’t lie, ferrets are truly awesome pets. Nearly, 748,000 people have these charming little creatures. How can that many pet parents of these be wrong? What makes this weasel-like animal so loved and adored?Ferrets are the third most common "uncaged" pet in the United States behind dogs and cats. These members of the weasel family are lively, smart and affectionate. They can make excellent pets if you are willing to give them a great deal of care and attention. They’ll repay you with entertaining antics and loving companionship. Before you commit to bringing one of these little guys into your home, be sure what you're getting into.Are ferrets easy to keep as pets? A reader recently wrote asking me how to be a great first-time ferret owner: Q: I just got a ferret! What should I be prepared for as far as potential health problems or injuries? I want to make sure I take good care of him. A: Oh, man, […]You’ll need to provide a sturdy, escape-proof cage for your ferret, the larger the better to provide room to play and explore. The enclosure should have features such as ramps, tubes, ladders and sleeping hammocks. These features will help keep your ferret friend fit and mentally active. These animals are not meant to be caged all the time, which is why they are considered uncaged pets. They are extremely active -- they need at least four hours every day of supervised play time and interaction with you. However, their intelligence and natural curiosity mean they can and will get into anything that isn’t ferret-proofed. You’ll need latches on cupboards, electrical cord and outlet protectors, and barricades tightly blocking any areas you don’t want your ferret to squeeze into or under. Ensure your little guy never gets a chance to leave the house. A domesticated ferret will not survive long in the wild.