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
Unique interactive toy
Stimulates natural hunting instincts
Encourages independent play
Unpredictable feather teaser movement
Multiple ferrets can play at the same time
Non-skid rubber feet
A replacement feather wand tip is included and you can purchase additional ones
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Can be used by other small pets, such as rats, hedgehogs and guinea pigs
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?
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