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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.

Your comments are welcome.

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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

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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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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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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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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

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Ferret Stuffed Animals–Find Your Favorite

Ferret Stuffed AnimalsFerret Stuffed Animals

Find Your Favorite

If you love ferrets, you probably love ferret-themed stuff. I know I do!

So if you want to cuddle with your ferret and your ferret isn’t a cuddler, here is the next best thing–ferret stuffed animals! I feel that you are never too old for stuffed animals! Plus, if you have a ferret or are a ferret lover, you don’t have to worry that someone might question why a grown woman or man has a stuffed animal. Everyone will think it’s normal because you love ferrets. Personally I have quite a few ferret stuffed animals. Ok, more than a few!

Ferret stuffed animals are not something you see everyday, unlike other pet stuffed animals –cats, dogs, bunnies… I have had many people ask me where I found my stuffed ferrets.  To help you find a ferret stuffed animal to call your own, I have compiled a diverse selection of ferret stuffed animals that should suit a variety of tastes.  There are black footed ferrets, hand sculpted ferrets, ferret puppets and even ferrets with an online counterpart! Continue reading Ferret Stuffed Animals–Find Your Favorite

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National Ferret Day–April 2

 

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Get ready for National Ferret Day!

National Ferret Day is April 2nd in the U.S.

Celebrate ferrets and ferret lovers!

National Ferret Day is the perfect opportunity to spoil your ferret and/or to give a gift or send a card to the ferret lover or ferret parent!

Check out some of the unique ferret themed merchandise in my store-ferret backpacks, ferret jewelry, ferret lawn statues statues…

How are you going to celebrate?

 

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Marshall Ferret Octo-Play Sleep Sack Toy Review

Marshall Ferret Octo-Play Sleep Sack Toy

Marshall Ferret Octo-Play Sleep Sack Toy Review

The Marshall Ferret Octo-Play Sleep Sack Toy is an interactive toy and cozy bed for one or more ferrets. It’s designed with features ferrets love–places to explore, burrow, and hide. Ferrets can tunnel through the legs and peek out of the openings. When they get tired, they can curl up for a nap in the soft octopus body.

With 5 legs (not 8) and 11 openings, there’s lots of places to explore and hide.

The fact that this ferret sleep sack toy cannot be machine washed and dryed, could lead some ferret parents to not even consider purchasing it. But, I have found a solution that may be suitable. I wash these types of toys in a lingerie bag in the washing machine with warm water. I prefer to turn them inside out, but if that is not possible (like with the Octo-Play’s arms) I spray a stain remover inside.  I also put them in the dryer for a few minutes on low to get some of the moisture out so they dry faster. Continue reading Marshall Ferret Octo-Play Sleep Sack Toy Review

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Marshall Pet Bear Ferret Sleep Sack Toy Review

Marshall Pet Bear Ferret Sleep Sack Toy Review

Ferrets love to play. Ferrets love to burrow. Ferrets love to sleep.

The Marshall Pet Bear Ferret Sleep Sack Toy is popular among ferret parents because it offers all these options.  The Marshall Pet Bear Ferret Sleep Sack Toy is a cute “bear rug” with several features ferrets enjoy.

First, there are many places to explore and burrow in.  The bear has paws with openings that can be used like tunnels. The bear’s mouth is also open and there is an opening in the bear’s back for more entry/exit points. These openings provide lots of hiding places and fun for multiple ferrets. Second, this bear rug is soft and cozy–providing ferrets a cuddly place to sleep on or in.

 

Specifics of Marshall Pet Bear Ferret Sleep Sack Toy

  • Price: under $20
  • Size:  24 x 20 x 3 inches
  • Made with soft fleece
  • Multiple openings
  • Where to buy: Amazon

Pros

  • Ferrets can sleep in it, on it and play inside it
  • Multiple openings for burrowing
  • Large enough for multiple ferrets
  • Machine washable
  • Can be used in or out of cage
  • Cute bear design
  • Many ferret parents say their ferrets love it
  • Can be used by other small pets, such as rats, hedgehogs and guinea pigs

Cons

  • Not good for chewers

Summary of Marshall Pet Bear Ferret Sleep Sack Toy Review

The Marshall Pet Bear Ferret Sleep Sack toy is popular among ferret parents. It offers one or multiple ferrets the opportunity to burrow, play and sleep. It has multiple entry/exit points and is soft and cuddly. What more can a ferret ask for?