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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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Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain Review–For Ferrets

Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain Review–For Ferrets

Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain Review--For Ferrets

 

Does your ferret like to play in his water bowl?

The Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain may be a fun and less messy way for your ferret to play in the water!

The Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain is praised by cat parents as a great product at a great price. But what about ferrets? Ferrets and cats (or kittens more specifically) have a lot in common when it comes to playing. Although neither ferrets nor cats generally enjoy baths, many like to play with water in their own way.

The main purpose of the Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain for cats is to have a fountain of fresh water to drink from.  However, the main purpose of this water fountain, for ferrets, is to have a fun, interactive water toy! Continue reading Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain Review–For Ferrets

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How to Clean Ferrets Ears Safely

How to Clean Ferret's Ears

How to Clean Ferret’s Ears Safely

Cleaning your ferret’s ears should be a regular part of caring for your ferret. To keep your ferret healthy, it is important to make sure her ears are free of debris and discharge.

A ferret’s ear wax should be red, brown, or gold colored. If you notice very dark brown or black debris or discharge, be sure to take your ferret to your Vet. Your ferret may have an ear infection or ear mites. Left untreated, these conditions can turn into severe health problems for your ferret. Continue reading How to Clean Ferrets Ears Safely

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Hazardous Plants For Pets–These Plants Can Be Toxic

Hazardous Plants For Pets–These Plants Can Be Toxic

I have compiled a list of 57 hazardous plants for pets–Dogs, Cats, Ferrets…

Some of these plants can be toxic.

Some of these hazardous plants are indoor plants, others are outdoor plants. Many can grow indoors or out. Some of these plants are more harmful than others, and some can be toxic. Plants, such as Poinsettias and Firesticks secrete a liquid that can be toxic. Other plants, such as Philodendron and Devil’s Ivy, if eaten, can cause swelling and burning of the mouth and tongue as well as digestive issues, spasms, and even seizures. While some parts of these plants are often more hazardous than others, every part of some plants are toxic. With the Sago Palm, for example, every single part of the plant is poisonous—including the seeds, roots and leaves. Eating any part of the plant can cause vomiting, diarrhea, and in some cases, liver failure. Continue reading Hazardous Plants For Pets–These Plants Can Be Toxic

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How to Train a Ferret to Come

How to train a ferret to comeHow to Train a Ferret to Come

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