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:
- Food/treats go into the maze.
- 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.
- 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
Marshall 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
Prevue 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.
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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
How to Clean Ferrets’ 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.
Ferrets’ 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
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
How 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
Brushing Your Ferret’s Teeth
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
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