How to set up a ferret cage

How to set up a ferret cage

Ferrets are small, furry creatures with a cone-shaped nose, long tail and a long, pear-shaped body with short legs and long claws. They can be born with a wide range of fur colours, dark-eyed white, sable, black sable, silver, albino, cinnamon and chocolate.

If you have a Ferret, you would agree that ferrets have a very good smell, sight and hearing. They are day sleepers and also tend to make chattering or hissing noises when they are frightened.

Because ferrets are agile escape artists, they have to be caged for safety when unsupervised. They need a very large cage and require plenty of time out of the cage, with social interaction.

Ferrets need regular care to prevent them from falling ill. This care includes vaccinations against rabies and distemper. Ferrets are also likely to get endocrine and metabolic disorders like Cushing’s disease.

If you are planning to adopt only one ferret, make sure you get a cage that’s fixed up with everything they’ll need to keep them entertained between playtimes with you.

 

Let's talk about how to set up your Ferret's cage.

What do your ferrets need in their cage?

  1. Your Ferret needs a suitable bed or beds
  2. It needs a Litter tray and a toileting area
  3. A water bottle and/or bowl
  4. Ferret Toys
  5. Tunnels or pipes
  6. Igloo/cave
  7. A playpen that can be attached to its age is a good idea

 

        How to set up your ferrets cage

  1. Make sure your ferret’s cage is big enough for one or more ferrets to reside. The Ferret's home should have several levels, and enough room for toys, food, and an area to pass waste.
  2. You have to avoid mesh-based cages as your pet's claws can get caught in them, leading to sores and infections also known as Bumblefoot.

 

  1. Ferret runs and playpens can be attached to your ferret’s cage often. This would help your bird come and go as it wants. If you buy a big cage it means your ferret would have more space to run around and play in safety. And it also means that there’s less chance of it getting into mischief inside your home

 

  1. Ferret runs and playpens can be attached to your ferret’s cage often. This would help your bird come and go as it wants. If you buy a big cage it means your ferret would have more space to run around and play in safety. And it also means that there’s less chance of it getting into mischief inside your home
  2. Use disposable bedding to reduce odours.
  3. Supply water inside a separate crock type makes sure the water is changed regularly.
  4. Avoid wood shavings as these can contain essential oils that can be toxic for your ferret. Softwood such as pine and cedar contains ‘essential oils’ the vapour from which can be toxic to ferrets.

 

Looking to get your Ferrets home going? Look here. Our Ferret Hammocks provide an elevated sleeping area giving your ferret more room to play, as well as keeping it away from its food and toileting spot and our Ferret Accessories are stocked with the best of Ferret welfare.

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