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OurPets Catty Whack Toy–Review for Ferrets

OurPets Catty Whack Toy–Review for Ferrets

OurPets Catty Whack Toy--Review for Ferrets

OurPets Catty Whack Toy is actually intended for cats. But that doesn’t mean ferrets can’t enjoy it too!

Ferrets and cats have a lot in common. One big similarity is that cats and ferrets have hunting instincts that they like to use when playing. Another similarity is, like cats, ferrets sleep a lot. But, when they are awake they need to be active and expend all that energy they store up while sleeping. Cats and ferrets both need mental stimulation from play to keep from being bored and to fulfill their hunting instincts. Physical activity from play keeps pets physically fit and enriches their quality of life. More than just exercise, playing also relieves anxiety, stress, and boredom. We all know what happens when a ferret gets bored and starts looking around for something fun to do!

OurPets Catty Whack Toy–Review for Ferrets

OurPets Catty Whack Toy is an unpredictable motion and sound game where hunting instincts are activated in play. This interactive toy is specifically designed to encourage independent play. It’s a type of hide & seek action game with a fast-moving feather wand that peeks out randomly from different places. The erratic movement of the teaser keeps your ferret’s attention as he tries to figure out which of the 6 holes the teaser is going to peek out of next.

Other features included a chirping/squeaking sound that your ferret may find interesting. It has a carpeted top so your ferret has a soft place to plan his attack from above. The bottom of OurPets Catty Whack Toy has 4 non-skid rubber feet, which keep the toy from sliding around as your ferret plays. There is an automatic shut off that turns the toy off after 10 minutes–probably long enough for most ferrets’ attention span. The dimensions are 10” x 4” x 10” and it takes 4 “C” batteries–not included.

 

OurPets Catty Whack Toy–Review for Ferrets

Pros

  • Unique interactive toy
  • Stimulates natural hunting instincts
  • Encourages independent play
  • Unpredictable feather teaser movement
  • Multiple ferrets can play at the same time
  • Auto-shut off
  • Carpeted top
  • Non-skid rubber feet
  • A replacement feather wand tip is included and you can purchase additional ones

Cons

  • Feather teaser can come out if ferret catches it and pulls it hard enough
  • Some ferrets may decide to pull the entire toy around by the feather
  • Can’t turn off sound
  • Can’t adjust time for auto shut off
  • Supervising play recommend

Ourpets Catty Whack Toy–Review for Ferrets

Summary

OurPets Catty Whack Toy may be a great option for ferret parents looking for a unique ferret toy where hunting instincts are activated in play. Like cats, ferrets are intrigued by the erratic movement of the teaser and have fun trying to catch it.  Because the feather teaser can be pulled out if your ferret catches it and pulls hard enough, supervising your ferret while playing is recommended.

Get your OurPets Catty Whack Toy HERE.

Looking for other interactive toys? Check out Ferret Toys–Rumba For FerretsCatit Design Senses Food Treat Maze, and Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain.

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DIY Ferret Toys– Swinging Fun

DIY Ferret Toys--Swinging FunDIY Ferret Toys– Swinging Fun

Ferrets are always looking for fun, but sometimes what they see as fun is dangerous or destructive or both. As ferret parents, we are always trying to come up with new ways to safely entertain our fur babies.

Sometimes we need to think outside the box (or cage) to discover new ideas for ferret toys. DIY ferret toys can be a creative and fun way to give your ferrets new experiences.

DIY Ferret Toys– Swinging Fun

One DIY idea is to “make” your ferret a swing. I say “make” because there is little, if anything, you actually need to put together.  There are lots of hanging hammocks and other bedding that can be attached to the top of a ferret cage and hang down. But what about a swing? A fellow ferret parent had this idea and I thought I would share it with you. Continue reading DIY Ferret Toys– Swinging Fun

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Ferret Toys–Rumba For Ferrets

Ferret Toys--Rumba For FerretsFerret Toys-Rumba For Ferrets

Ferret Toys–Rumba For Ferrets

Did you know you can have your floors vacuumed and entertain your ferret at the same time?

Ferrets need a lot of attention and lots of different toys and fun experiences so they don’t get bored. As ferret parents, we are always on the lookout for new ferret toys and things we think our ferrets will have fun with while distracting them from having fun with our things (socks, slippers, pens, remotes…)

The problem is, ferrets have a short attention span. They may play with a toy for a little while or may just stash their toys in one of their favorite hiding places.

Some interactive toys or self moving toys keep a ferret’s attention longer.  One of my ferrets loves her walking toy kitty She bounces at it as it moves until she knocks it over. I have to keep standing it up so it continues to walk and she continues to jump at it.

Another one of my ferrets loves to play with water, so she has a lot of fun with her Catit Flower Water Fountain.

These interactive ferret toys are great and many ferrets love to play with them. Some ferrets, however, play with a toy for a short period of time and then lose interest in it and never play with the toy again.

Many of us spoil our ferrets and although we may be disappointed that the newest ferret toys we brought home did not impress our fur babies, we are all too eager to try something else.  You can’t beat the joy of watching a ferret play–it never gets old! Continue reading Ferret Toys–Rumba For Ferrets

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Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil–Good For Ferrets?

wild alaskan salmon oil--Good For Ferrets?Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil–Good For Ferrets?

Salmon in general is an excellent source of vitamin B12, vitamin D, selenium and a good source of niacin, omega-3 fatty acids, protein, phosphorus and vitamin B6. It is also a good source of choline, pantothenic acid, biotin and potassium.

When used in moderation and sourced from reputable brands, salmon oil is a beneficial addition to a ferret’s balanced diet. Not only is it good for a ferrets’ skin and coat–helping with dry skin, itching and adding shine– but it is also beneficial for their heart, eyes and joint health.

Salmon oil is a great treat that can be used for distracting your ferret when clipping nails or cleaning ears.

The benefits of salmon oil has influenced many pet owners, including ferret parents, to incorporate salmon oil into their fur babies’ diets. Overall, supplementing with salmon oil is good for pet health; however, too much of a good thing may have adverse effects. Continue reading Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil–Good For Ferrets?

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Ferret Playpens–What to Look For

Ferret Playpens--What to Look ForFerret Playpens–What to Look For

Playpens are not just for toddlers and puppies!

If you have a ferret (or 2 or 6) you know that they can get into lots of trouble when left unattended. However, it may not always be practical to keep an eye on your ferret while he is out of the cage–especially if you have more than one. Ferrets are often bored in their cage and just sleep. Or they may get determined to break out. One of my ferrets, Toby, likes to grab onto the rungs of the cage door and pull and shake it with all his might–trying to escape.

Ferrets need plenty of time out of their cages in order to be happy and healthy.

One way to provide your ferrets with playtime is to use a ferret playpen. Although a ferret playpen is not a substitution for one-on-one playtime for you and your ferret, it can add a new and fun experience for your ferret. The right playpen can provide a safe and confined area for your ferret to play, relax and nap. Ferret playpens can serve a variety of functions such as a portable, confined area when traveling and a safe way to be outdoors. Continue reading Ferret Playpens–What to Look For

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How To Trim Ferrets Nails – Step By Step Guide

How To Trim Ferrets Nails - Step By Step GuideHow To Trim Ferrets Nails – Step By Step Guide

I have been often asked how I keep my ferret’s nails so neatly cut and trimmed. 

Many ferret parents leave it to the Vet to take care of this grooming necessity. However, it’s not that difficult if you know a few tricks.

Ferrets cannot  keep their  nails at the proper length on their own. They don’t get worn down much naturally and grow quickly. If left untrimmed too long, a ferret’s nails will start to curl and grow under her paw and even into it.

When your ferret’s nails are too long, they can have tears, sharp points and ragged edges. She can easily catch them on bedding, furniture or carpets. This could break the nail, tear it, or rip it off completely. Your ferret could further injure herself from trying to free her paw.

I know of a ferret mom who found one of her ferrets dangling from her cage hammock by one nail! She caught her nail in the fabric when she tried to get out of the hammock. I can’t imagine how how much that must have hurt. She was lucky no permanent damage was done. Continue reading How To Trim Ferrets Nails – Step By Step Guide

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Catit Design Senses Food Treat Maze Review For Ferrets

Catit Design Senses Food Treat Maze Review For Ferrets

Catit Design Senses Food Treat Maze Review For Ferrets

As popular as ferrets are, there are just not as many products specifically designed for ferrets as there are for cats or dogs. That being the case, I am always on the lookout for pet products that may work well for ferrets.

The Catit Design Senses Food Treat Maze is designed for cats, but can be a fun and stimulating toy and feeder for ferrets!

The way the Catit Design Senses Food Treat Maze Toy works:

  1. Food/treats go into the maze.
  2. Your ferret reaches in, or climbs in  one of the openings and moves pieces of food or treats from the top of the maze tree to the bottom.
  3. As the food or treats move through the maze, they collect in the food tray at the base of the feeder toy–ready to be eaten.

A rotating disc inside the maze allows you to increase or decrease the openings for different levels of challenge and variety to keep your ferret interested. Continue reading Catit Design Senses Food Treat Maze Review For Ferrets

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Marshall Playpen Review For Ferrets

Marshall Playpen Review For FerretsMarshall Playpen Review For Ferrets

A playpen can be a valuable addition to your ferret supply repertoire.

The proper playpen can provide your ferret with a safe place to play in a confined area. It can come in handy in a multitude of situations. However, it’s important to get your ferret the right playpen–one that is ferret proof and suits your particular needs.

Marshall offers a playpen for ferrets (as well as other small pets). Let’s take a look to find out if the Marshall Playpen is a good choice for you and your ferret. Continue reading Marshall Playpen Review For Ferrets

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Ferret Words of Wisdom About Life

16 Words of Wisdom About Life

from a Ferret’s Point of View

Every day is a new adventureFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

Always be yourselfFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

Live in the momentFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

Appreciate the little thingsFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

Why walk when you can danceFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

You can never have too many friendsFerret Words Of Wisdom

Love comes in many formsFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

Don’t be afraid to try something newFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

 You’ll never know if you don’t try

If you’re determined to succeed, no challenge is too big

When tired, take a napFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

If it doesn’t taste good don’t eat itFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

Put something away for a rainy day

Always have an exit strategyFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

Don’t take freedom for grantedFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

 When all else fails, look cuteFerret Words of Wisdom About Life

I hope you have enjoyed Ferret Words of Wisdom About Life.

Check out some of my other posts for all things ferret!

Your comments are always welcome!

 

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Prevue Pet Products Playpen Review–For Ferrets

Prevue Pet Products Playpen Review–For FerretsPrevue Pet Products Playpen Review–For Ferrets

Are you looking for a ferret proof playpen? Somewhere to keep your fuzzies out of trouble?
Playpens can be used in a variety of situations, for a variety of purposes. It’s important to get the right playpen for your particular needs.

Prevue Pet Products offers a playpen for ferrets (and other small pets). Let’s take a look to find out if the Prevue Pet Products Playpen is a good choice for you and your ferret.

Continue reading Prevue Pet Products Playpen Review–For Ferrets

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