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How to Train a Ferret to Come

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Can you really train a ferret to come?

You may not have thought it possible, but you can train your ferret to come when called!

This “trick” is actually very handy and could help get your ferret out of harm’s way. What if your ferret got behind the stove, crawled into an opening in the back of a cabinet you didn’t know was there or got outside? What would you do?

If you could train him to come when called it would save a lot of time and anxiety.

However, as you know, ferrets are not like dogs. You can’t expect a ferret to just come to you when you call his name just because you want him to. He has to have a really good reason. Unlike dogs, ferrets are not motivated by praise, attention and the desire to please you. A ferret is only interested in one thing–a tasty treat. Continue reading How to Train a Ferret to Come

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Brushing Your Ferret’s Teeth–A Guide

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Although it may seem like a difficult process, with the right tools brushing your ferret’s teeth can be doable.  Most Veterinarians recommend that you brush your ferret’s teeth twice a month (at least) to keep your ferret’s teeth healthy.

Why Should You Brush Your Ferret’s Teeth?

Dental disease.  More and more it has been determined, that like people, pets need dental care to prevent dental disease and to keep them healthy overall.  Brushing a dog’s teeth has been recommended by Vets for a long time. As this has become common practice, Vets have been recommending dental care for other pets as well–including ferrets.

Dental disease in ferrets, as well as in other pets and in people, starts with gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammation of the gums. This inflammation is caused by bacteria that live in the mouth and invade the pockets surrounding the teeth. Untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a disease involving the teeth and gum pockets. Eventually these oral bacteria also invade the bloodstream and can cause infections in the kidneys and even the heart valves. The severity of gingivitis is partly determined by the strength of the ferret’s immune system. It occurs in middle-aged to older ferrets. Periodontal disease, luckily, is uncommon in ferrets. Continue reading Brushing Your Ferret’s Teeth–A Guide

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Zupreem Ferret Food Review: Premium vs. Grain Free

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Zupreem Ferret Food Review: Premium vs. Grain Free

Zupreem makes 2 types of ferret food–Zupreem Premium Ferret Diet and Zupreem Grain Free Ferret Diet. From the names, it is difficult to know which is better. Premium usually means better than regular, but what about grain free? For many ferret parents who want to give their ferrets a healthy diet, but don’t know the specific nutritional needs of ferrets, both seem to be good choices.  Are they? Is Zupreem Premium ferret food better than Zupreem Grain Free ferret food? Or is it the other way around? Or are neither of these popular ferret foods healthy choices for your ferret? Let’s take a look.

But first, it’s important to know and understand the nutritional requirements of ferrets. If you want to learn more see, What is The Best Ferret Food? Healthy or Not? Continue reading Zupreem Ferret Food Review: Premium vs. Grain Free