My ferret keeps coughing, what should I do?
Your pet may have a number of conditions including canine distemper and human ‘flu. If you have any concerns about your ferret, contact your vet for advice.
My ferret keeps scratching, what should I do?
Your ferret may be suffering from skin conditions cased by mange mites or ear mites. Please contact your vet for advice.
My ferret is in season constantly, what should I do?
Female ferrets will come into season and stay in season until they are mated. If you do not wish to breed, there are top options. Either bring her out of season and prevent related diseases by mating her with a vasectomised male (a hob) or get her neutered. Your vet will be able to advise you on neutering your pet.
How often should I carry out a healthcheck on my pet?
You should check your pet on a daily basis to make sure there are no signs of disease or injury. Simple changes in behaviour in relation to feeding, activity and toilet habits often give a clue that all is not normal. If in doubt or you find anything abnormal contact your vet for advice.
How often should I feed my ferret?
Ferrets are carnivores and require animal protein in their diet. The easiest way is to feed him daily with a complete food specifically for ferrets, which provides all the nutrients in the correct amounts and proportions. Water must be accessible at all times and bottles are often easier to keep clean, however ferrets do appreciate being given a bowl of water occasionally so they can splash about and wash.
What should I put in my ferret’s cage to keep him occupied?
Regular exercise is important to keep your pet fit and prevent boredom, which could lead to behavioural problems. Exercise can be made as fun as possible by using boxes and tubes to make tunnels and hidey holes for them to explore. You can also hide small amounts of food so that they spend time foraging.