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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.

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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

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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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Prevue Pet Products Playpen Review–For Ferrets

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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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Zupreem Ferret Food Review: Premium vs. Grain Free

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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

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What Not to Feed a Ferret–Ferret Food Can Harm Your Ferret

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Ferret Food Can Harm Your Ferret

For some reason, as ferret parents, and pet parents in general, we often take pet food for granted. We assume that if something  is sold as ferret food, it must be healthy for ferrets.

We know that not all human food is good for us, even though it is sold as “food”.  We have learned that many types of foods can, and often do, cause serious heath problems. Some of these unhealthy “food” items are easy to recognize, such as potato chips, soda, candy… but some foods and ingredients are not so obvious. Canned and packaged foods, for example, are often loaded with sugar, salt, fat and chemicals.

So what about pet foods? If we know that human food manufactures do not always have our health in mind, how can we assume that pet food manufactures have our pets’ health in mind? We can’t and we shouldn’t. Continue reading What Not to Feed a Ferret–Ferret Food Can Harm Your Ferret

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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?

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Ferret Wheelchair Review–Skeeter Chair

Ferret Wheelchair Review–Skeeter Chair

Ferrets suffering from weak, injured or paralyzed back legs are often unable to move around much. They often need to be carried from place to place and are unable to explore the way ferrets naturally and enthusiastically do. This unfortunate state can lead to a ferret becoming unhappy and depressed.

Wheelchairs for dogs are becoming more commonplace, but what about wheelchairs for ferrets?

The popularity of ferrets and the desire many ferret parents have to give their ferrets the best possible life, has resulted in the creation of wheelchairs for ferrets.

The Skeeter Chair was designed for and named after a ferret named Skeeter. This ferret wheelchair allows disabled ferrets to move around more freely, using their front legs. They are able to enjoy investigating and exploring and even “running”, when they learn how fast the wheels can go. Continue reading Ferret Wheelchair Review–Skeeter Chair