Monday, February 20, 2017

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Hat giveaway


Here are the results of our ferret hat giveaway!

This is the list of the participants in the order they have submitted their entries:

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Cutting nails

It is important to cut ferret's nails regularly, when nails grow too long, they make it hard for ferrets to walk and catch on fabrics. When ferrets get caught on something, they start pulling very hard and may rip their nail off completely. It is extremely painful and exposes a ferret to infections.

Here is how I trim my ferrets' nails.
Quick and painless way to cut ferret's nails.

1. Distract your ferret with a treat, favorite toy, mineral oil or

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Shedding

Ferrets shed their coats in spring and autumn to get ready for seasonal changes. Winter coat is thick, fluffy, with thick lighter-colored undercoat. Summer coat is thin with little undercoat.

During shedding season, ferrets can accidentally swallow their shedding fur when they groom or eat.  If enough of these hairs are ingested a hairball can form. Ferrets can’t cough up hair like cats do, so the hairballs collect in the stomach and eventually cause dangerous intestinal blockages that must be surgically removed.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Why Kibble Destroys Teeth

By Robert Church
link to the source

Q: "I can't understand why if cats and dogs can eat kibble without hurting their teeth, ferrets can't. Can you answer why or why not?"
A: Ferrets are not cats, nor are they dogs, and every vet that makes that assumption will ultimately come to rue the decision. It is a remarkable thing that people can accept the huge leap that a ferret's

Sunday, December 20, 2015

How to switch a ferret to raw food

Ferrets are quite difficult to introduce a new diet to. Patience and consistency matter the most when switching your ferret’s diet. The process will take several months during which you can't go back to feeding the old food.


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Best and worst ferret cages

Over time, I have used a number of ferret cages. Some of them good, others not so much. 
Here are advantages and disadvantages of different ferret cages in my opinion.

Midwest Ferret Nation double unit 

Size: 36"L x 25"W x 63 1/4"H
Price: $200 to $300

Pros: 
good size for up to 3 ferrets; safe; sturdy and durable; has large doors for easy access; has secure dual locks; has storage under cage; has wheels; can be expanded infinitely by adding an extra units; replacement parts are available; many accessories available

Cons:
gets rusty; must be used with covers for shelves and ramps; does not have a deep bottom, the mess from the cage will fall out on the floor; not easy to take apart once built; may get rusty;

Friday, November 20, 2015

Ferret enjoys Bath time

Rumpel is the most well-behaved ferret ever!
Among other things, he does not mind taking a bath.
Watch a YouTube video of him enjoying his spa day.