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Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Pet You Love

Valentine's Day With Pets-Ways to Celebrate

 Valentine’s Day with Pets

Giving and receiving chocolate, flowers and cards may be the traditional acts of love that come to mind when thinking about ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  These gifts are thought to be shared between two people in love. But Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be just for people.

Sharing Valentine’s Day with pets can create a special memory. It’s also a good excuse to spoil your best friends with what they love most–generally spending time with you!

Life can be crazy busy. Sometimes we have the best intentions, but life gets in the way and we don’t get to spend as much quality time together with our pets as we and our pets would like. Plan time on Valentine’s Day just for you and your beloved pets.

Whether your family includes furry, feathered or scaled loved ones, there are activities you can do together to celebrate Valentine’s Day with love.

Set Aside Time for Just You and Your Pet

Play chase with your ferret. Take your dog for a walk on her favorite trail.  Give your cat a nice ear scratch. Cuddle with your bunny or play your bird’s favorite music. No matter what you do on Valentine’s Day, the most important part is just being with your beloved pet friends.

Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love. No one loves you more unconditionally than your pets. Tap into your creative side and find ways to show your pets just how much you love them this Valentine’s Day. Continue reading Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Pet You Love

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Ferret Cage Accessories—Fun and Practical

ferret cage accessories

There are a lot of different options for accessories for your ferret’s cage. Some are necessary and practical and some are fun additions. The type you choose depends primarily on the type of cage you have–number of levels, size and configuration of any shelves you may have. Ferret Cage Accessories–Fun and Practical

If you don’t have a ferret cage yet, you can check out my recommendations in this article.

Ferret Cage Accessories—Beds and HammocksFerret Cage Accessories

Ferrets are so energetic and playful when they are awake! But, they need their sleep to recharge. Ferrets may sleep a total of 15 hours a day–often 3-4 hours at a time. 

Ferrets are happiest with two types of beds: sleeping sacks and hammocks.

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Ripple Rug Review For Ferrets

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Ripple Rug Review For Ferrets

Before I get into the details and specifics of the Ripple Rug For Ferrets, I should point out that the Ripple Rug was designed for cats. But, just because it is marketed for cats doesn’t mean it has to be for cats exclusively.

I have a friend who was cat-sitting. She saw the cat playing in a Ripple Rug and having a great time. When she told me about it I thought it sounded a lot like a ferret toy! And now it is!

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Ferret Toy Ideas–Enrichment Fun

Ferret Toy IdeasFerret Toy Ideas–Enrichment Fun

If you have a ferret, you know how playful and smart they are. Ferrets need a variety of toys for enrichment and fun. They need toys to keep them busy and to arouse their natural problem solving abilities.

Toys also act as a type of therapy for your ferret.  If a ferret is bored or unhappy, it can lead to undesirable behaviors. When he has fun and interesting toys to play with, he will be less likely to look for other outlets to relieve his boredom— such as digging in his litter box, or getting into things around the house.

 Ferret Toy Ideas–Enrichment Fun

What kind of toys are the best for my ferret?

Ferrets generally love toys that stimulate their natural, instinctual behaviors – hunting, digging and tunneling.  Like cats, toys that move in some way challenge their hunting instincts. Many cat toys are also of interest to ferrets. These types of toys include toys on springs, cat teasers, and battery powered toys.

Tunneling and burrowing never gets old. Ferrets can run around in tunnels and tubes all day–the more tunnels, the better. There are many different types of tunnels and tubes. To learn about some of the best options see this article.

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Kaytee Run-About Ferret Exercise Ball Review

Kaytee Run-About Ferret Exercise Ball

 Kaytee Run-About Ferret Exercise Ball

Ferrets love to play and roll around in confined spaces. An exercise ball is a great way to keep your ferret busy and out of trouble. Kaytee makes several size exercise balls suitable for various pets, such as mice, hamsters, rats  and ferrets. The Kaytee Run-About Ferret Exercise Ball is the largest of the small pet exercise balls.

This mega acrylic ball is 13 inches in diameter. It has a “lock-on” door and numerous small openings to allow air in. Remove the door, place your ferret in (or let him wander in on his own), secure the door and watch him roll around. You can also put one of your ferret’s favorite toys in the ball for even more fun. Continue reading Kaytee Run-About Ferret Exercise Ball Review

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Ferret Dig Box Contents—Options and Alternatives

Ferret Dig Box ContentsWhat to Put into Your Ferret Dig Box 

Many ferret parents search for an outlet for their ferret’s natural exuberance for digging. One solution is a ferret dig box. A ferret dig box contents can have many options and there are many alternatives.

Personally, I am not a fan of typical ferret dig boxes. Since these boxes are shallow, they can be quite messy. Ferrets dig around and scatter the contents everywhere. Some people put a lid on it, but there still needs to be openings so the ferret can breathe. And if you are making holes in plastic, there are sharp edges that can hurt your ferret (and you). Then there is the association with the litter box. I had a friend who had a ferret, Willie. Willie was quite tidy about his litter box. He always tried to go in one corner and kept the rest clean. He never played in it or scattered the litter around his cage. Then he was given a dig box–a dishpan filled with rice. He loved it. Rice was everywhere! Then one day, Willie made the association. Rice was kind of like litter. They are both in a box. He had such a good time digging around in his dig box, he decided it would be just as much fun to dig in his nice (mostly clean) litter box!

Options and Alternatives

Similar to a ferret dig box, one of the best toys for a ferret is a play box. This is not the same as a ferret dig box–it’s much larger–at least deeper. This alternative to a ferret dig box gives ferrets the joy of digging combined with the instinct for tunneling. Some of the ferret dig box contents can be used in the ferret play box as well. Continue reading Ferret Dig Box Contents—Options and Alternatives

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Ferret Tunnels and Tubes–Best Options

Ferret Tunnels and Tubes

Best Options

Ferret Tunnels and Tubes

Ferrets love to play. They can make a toy out of anything. Ferrets love to burrow and will make a tunnel wherever they can. Put these two characteristics together and you have ferret tunnels and tube toys!

Ferrets never seem to tire of tunnels. They often chase one another in them, back out of them, and hide toys in them. I’m always amazed how they can almost fold themselves in half to turn around in a tube they can’t even stand up in!

There are so many ferret tunnels and tubes on the market. How do you decide which one to try? What are the best options? Well, that depends on what you want to do with it and where you plan to put it. Continue reading Ferret Tunnels and Tubes–Best Options

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Girl Ferret Names–20 Names for Female Ferrets

girl ferret namesGirl Ferret Names–20 Names for Female Ferrets

Your girl ferret is unique.  She has her own look and her own personality. She deserves a name that the suits her perfectly. I have comprised a list of Girl Ferret Names that are appropriate for these delightful creatures. I hope you will find one that is perfect for your furry friend. Continue reading Girl Ferret Names–20 Names for Female Ferrets