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Ferret Cage Accessories–Fun and Practical

Ferret Cage AccessoriesFerret Cage Accessories–Fun and Practical

There are a lot of different options for accessories for your ferret’s cage. Some are necessary and practical and some are fun additions. The type you choose depends primarily on the type of cage you have–number of levels, size and configuration of any shelves you may have.

If you don’t have a ferret cage yet, you can check out my recommendations in this article.

Ferret Cage Accessories–Beds and HammocksFerret Cage Accessories

Ferrets are so energetic and playful when they are awake! But, they need their sleep to recharge. Ferrets may sleep a total of 15 hours a day–often 3-4 hours at a time. 

Ferrets are happiest with two types of beds: sleeping sacks and hammocks.

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Unique Christmas Gifts For Pet Lovers

 Unique Christmas Gifts For Pet Lovers

Pets are part of the family. We hold a special place in our hearts for them. Some people are cat people, some are dog people, some are ferret people and the lists goes on.

During the Holidays, we often struggle to find the perfect gift for a friend, relative, teacher or  co-worker. If they have a pet, it can make shopping a lot easier.

Does your Aunt have 3 birds? Did your babysitter just get a ferret and can’t stop talking about her? Does your co-worker have turtles all over his desk? Continue reading Unique Christmas Gifts For Pet Lovers

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Air Cleaners for the Home With Pets

Air Cleaners for the Home With Pets

Air Cleaners for the Home with Pets

Can visitors to your home smell that you have a pet before they see that you have one (or two or three or …)

Along with dogs and cats, ferrets, birds, hamsters, guinea pigs, lizards, turtles… can all add unwanted fragrances to your home. Then there are their cages– a continual source of odor as well.

Have you tried chemical air fresheners, pet odor removers, and air purifiers, but haven’t found anything to really get rid of pet odor? Continue reading Air Cleaners for the Home With Pets

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Best Hairball Treatment–For Ferrets

Best Hairball Treatment

Best Hairball Treatment

For Ferrets

Ferrets can get hairballs, unfortunately they lack the natural reflux ability of coughing it up like cats do.

Why do ferrets get hairballs?

Shedding

Ferrets shed twice a year. They shed their coats to prepare for seasonal weather changes. The thick winter coat is shed in Spring to be replaced by a thinner, summer coat. The summer coat is then shed in Fall to again be replaced by a thicker, winter coat.

During this shedding time, the fluffy undercoat hairs may be seen floating around in the air. The longer guard hairs may be found covering your ferret’s bedding. The finer undercoat hairs, especially, can get mixed in with your ferret’s food. Then, as your ferret eats, these hairs may be swallowed. The same is true when your ferret grooms himself. If enough of these hairs are ingested, they can clump up in the stomach forming a hairball. Continue reading Best Hairball Treatment–For Ferrets