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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 ContentsFerret Dig Box Contents–Options and Alternatives

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

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Cute Ferret Names–Finding the Perfect Name for Your Ferret

Cute Ferret Names–Finding the Perfect Name for Your Ferret

Naming your ferret is easy. There are loads of common pet names that fit ferrets–fuzzy, furball, speedy… And just as many common girl and boy names–Fionna, Lilly, Felix, Teddy…

Finding the perfect name for your ferret can take a bit more thought. Here are a list of 25 cute ferret names that I have compiled. Most are appropriate for female and male ferrets. I hope you will find one that is perfect for your fuzzy friend! Continue reading Cute Ferret Names–Finding the Perfect Name for Your Ferret