When choosing to get a ferret you should think about their longevity and specific needs. Ferrets are good for some families. Ferrets in captivity typically live 4-6 years, female ferrets may have 2-3 litters a year and are full size at 6-7 months. Ferrets are usually spayed or neutered at six weeks old.
The more uncommon or unique the color and pattern the more likely to have genetic issues that make them sick and affect their lifespan. The ferrets with white on the head may be deaf at birth.
Proper care is required like nutrition, and veterinary to lead a healthy life. Ferrets are carnivores they need a high protein, low carbohydrate diet with the correct vitamins and nutrients. Ferrets explore their environment with their mouths by biting and tasting new objects. Houseproofing is needed, remove anything that could hurt them like electrical cords and high surfaces. Ferrets will steal and hide food items and eat items too big for their stomach. Always supervise ferrets when outside of their cage.
Allow 3-4 hours a day of supervised play outside of the cage. Train your ferret to use the litter box. Brush teeth daily. The cage should be 3 ft X 3 ft. Provide them with hammocks, toys, ladders, and a place to hide.
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