How to Take Care of a Ferret – 6 Easy Care Methods

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Jul 7, 2017 // By:admin // No Comment

Nail Cutting

Your ferrets’ nails can be long and sharp especially if you don’t cut them regularly. With longer nails, they can scratch off most your beloved furniture. Worse, your flawless skin might get scratches here and there when playing with them. Now, when you have decided to finally cut their nails, be careful. It must be done with special scissors which are sharp enough for quick cutting. Make sure that you don’t cut the inner part of the nail (which is already connected to the blood vein) because this can lead to bleeding. You don’t want to hurt your ferret, do you?

Temperature

Place the ferret’s cage in a well-ventilated room, away from direct sunlight. It is good to know that temperature of above 30C degrees can be dangerous to your ferret’s health. A ferret does not sweat and it has thick fur. It would be better to use cold wet towels rather than a ventilator. The latter won’t help much because it will only shift the warm air. Direct cold air and a full cold bath are not also advisable.

Skin and Coat Care

If a ferret’s coat is healthy and shiny, these are signs of a balanced diet. While diet is important, it is good to have a few drops of Linatone, Ferretone or a similar product to avoid dry coat or skin condition. If symptoms persist, though, it’s best that you pay your vet a visit to check for any diseases.

Brushing the Teeth

You don’t need a specialized toothbrush for this. A simple soft toothbrush would suffice. Gently open his mouth and brush the teeth. This will let the ferret think that you’re just feeding him. Aside from brushing the teeth, another way to protect them would be by feeding your pet food that is clean and high in fiber. Fibers can help in the natural cleansing of its teeth.

Hidden Dangers

Though you want your ferret to enjoy playtime, be careful of the toys you give. Also be aware of the things that can be randomly found in your house which your ferret can reach easily. Stuff such as foam, rubber, soft rubber, couch stuffing, sponge and Styrofoam are just but few of the things which your ferret can mistaken for food or toy. House plants can pose danger to ferrets, as well. As harmless as they may be, some plants can be poisonous. So, keep these plants on places that the ferret can’t easily reach.

Cage Setup

With cages, make sure that they’re big enough for the ferret. If you have more than one ferret, the cage should be larger to provide enough space for playtime. Provide the necessary accessories such as litter pans, bedding and blankets, linoleum/small carpet pieces for the floor, and water bottle. Do not forget to change the food and water in the cage at least thrice a day to avoid making your ferrets sick due to unsanitary conditions.

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