caring for ferrets

* Making sure that your ferret has good food is very important. Ferrets eat between 7 and 10 meals per day as they digest their food extremely quickly. You should feed your ferret food that is high in protein (between 34% and 38%).

* Kitten or ferret food is usually good but avoid giving your ferret moist canned cat food as this can damage their teeth. If you want to give your ferret a treat then you can give him a teaspoon of fresh meat cut into little pieces.

* The cage should be big enough so that your ferret can run around and play. Never let your ferrets run free unless supervised.

* It is essential that you give your ferrets two hours of playtime outside of the cage every day. Before letting your ferrets out, make sure that your house is ferret-proof. If you decide to take your ferret out into the garden, you will need to keep him on a lead.

* Ferrets love simple toys like cardboard boxes and tennis balls. Any toys that you give your ferret should not have any removable parts.

ferret advice at Lomond Hills Veterinary Clinic


Looking after ferrets is great fun. They make interesting pets because of their inquisitive nature. Ferrets have short bursts of high activity, then rest for hours before another session of play. The best thing about ferrets is that they can adapt their schedule to fit yours and will always be ready to play when you are.

Ferret Healthcare and Handling

We would need to vaccinate your ferret against canine distemper. We also neuter ferrets to prevent anaemia in female ferrets.

Pick up your ferret from behind, one hand under the chest and the other supporting the hips.

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