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Ferret Pet Carrier

ferret pet carrierFerret Pet Carrier

Have you ever wanted to take your ferret with you but wondered the best way to carry her?

Quite a few years ago,  I decided to take my ferret, Chantile, on a several hour Greyhound bus ride. I was visiting a friend for a few days and didn’t want to leave her behind.  I was in graduate school and didn’t have much money so I had to make do with what I had to carry her in.

Of course animals are not allowed on the bus, so I had to be sure she was not seen (or heard). I didn’t have a ferret pet carrier (or any type of pet carrier) so I used a regular nylon carry-on bag. That was an adventure!

Since she couldn’t see out and didn’t know what was going on, she kept scratching at the bag, trying to get out. Well, you know how persistent ferrets can be! On the quiet bus someone was sure to hear her. So I unzipped the bag a little and stuck my hand in. That’s all it took. She just needed reassurance that I was there. I kept my hand in there the whole trip.

There are now an extensive number of pet carriers, many made for small pets such as ferrets. But just because they may say they are for ferrets (and chinchillas and rabbits and…), doesn’t mean they are a good choice. There are 2 specific ferret pet carriers that many ferret parents find work well for ferret travel. I share them with you below. Continue reading Ferret Pet Carrier

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Do Ferrets Get Along with Cats?

Do Ferrets Get Along with Cats?

Ferrets and cats, just like other animals (and people) have different personalities. One cat might be best buddies with one cat and hiss and fight with another.Do Ferrets Get Along with Cats?

A Ferret’s Point of View

Ferrets view people, other ferrets, and other animals in a variety of ways. But primarily as a playmate. As a carefree and fearless pet, ferrets above all love to play. Ferrets can play very hard, and without  meaning to, could harm another pet.

Another way ferrets may see another pet, such as a cat, is as an enemy. A fearful ferret will defend himself if he feels cornered. A jealous ferret might act aggressively toward a cat if you aren’t paying enough attention to him.

A Cat’s Point of View

Cats view people as their servants and other pets as either toys, prey, predators or rivals. Cats may see small ferret kits as a new toy to play with or as a tasty snack! Cats are also territorial and may see a ferret as an intruder to his territory, which he must defend. Some cats will also become jealous if they are not getting the attention they demand. Any one of these characteristics may cause a cat to potentially hurt a ferret.

Do Ferrets Get Along with Cats? Can They? Continue reading Do Ferrets Get Along with Cats?

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Trusted Pet Sitters–Trusted Housesitters Review

Trusted Pet Sitters–Trusted Housesitters Review

You want to take a vacation. But what about your pet?Trusted Pet Sitters--Trusted Housesitters Review

Some pets you may be able to take with you. But do you want to?

Some pets just are not suited for travel. Some pets you can’t easily put in a kennel.

And what if you have multiple pets? Boarding  2 dogs is doable, but the cost can really add up–you may pay more to board them each night than you are paying for your own hotel room! What if you have a dog, a cat and a bird? or a chicken and a goat? What if you have 3 ferrets? It can get a bit complicated and expensive.

I have discovered a unique pet sitting/house sitting service called Trusted Housesitters. It really should be Trusted Pet Sitters because in my opinion pets come first. If I am looking for a pet sitter to stay in my home, I will be looking for a pet sitter, not a house sitter, but that’s just me. I have done some research on Trusted Housesitters and I’d like to share it with you. Continue reading Trusted Pet Sitters–Trusted Housesitters Review

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Holiday with Pet Ferret-Should He Stay or Should He Go?

Holiday with Pet Ferret

Holiday with Pet Ferret

Should He Stay or Should He Go?

It’s time to plan a vacation/ holiday! 

Does your vacation include your ferret? Some people wouldn’t dream of leaving their little furry kids at home, while others want the freedom to do whatever they choose without worrying about their pets.

You should take some things into consideration when deciding to take your ferret along or leave him in someone else’s care. Of course much depends on where you are going, how you are traveling and how long you will be gone.

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