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Ferret FAQS

Below are links providing answers to many of the questions we get asked about ferrets

Ferret facts...

How long do ferrets live?

At what age do they reach maturity?
Whats the average weight of a ferret?
How do you sex a ferret?
What is neutering?
What age should I neuter my ferret?
Castration vs Vasectomy?
What Vaccinations do they need?
What colours do ferrets come in?
Whats the difference between a ferret and a polecat?
All these questions are answered on our Ferrets Facts page >

Where do ferrets come from, what is their history?

All these questions are answered on our History page >

Ferret emergencies...

HELP my ferret doesnt seem well what could it be?

What illnesses can ferrets suffer?

All these questions are answered on our Illnesses pages >

Housing...

Can ferrets live indoors?

What cage should I get for my ferrets to live indoors in?
What is the best outdoor housing for a ferret?
What bedding should I use?
Can ferrets be litter trained?
What litter should I use?
What should I use to clean out ferret housing?
How often do they need cleaning?
How do I keep my ferrets cool in hot weather?
Where can I get tubes from?

All these questions are answered on our Ferret Housing page >

How do I make sure my house is safe for my ferrets?
How do I ferret proof my garden?
How do I stop them getting into rooms I dont want them in?
What damage can they cause? How can I prevent this?
How do I protect my carpets from digging?
How do I ferret proof my garden so they can play in it?

All these questions are answered on our Ferret Proofing page >

Feeding ferrets...

What is the best food to feed a ferret?

Do ferrets have to have raw meat?
What are ferret kibbles?
Where can I buy ferret food from?
How often should I feed my ferrets?
What treats can I give my ferrets?
What do ferrets drink?
What food and treats should I avoid feeding my ferrets?
Can plants be poisonous to ferrets?
How do I feed a sick ferret?

All these questions are answered on our Feeding page >

Ferret fleas, ticks, mites & worms

What can I use to treat and prevent fleas?

My ferret has ticks how can I remove them?
My ferrets ears are full of black wax ...?
How can I treat ear mites?
Can ferrets get lung worms from slugs?

All these questions and more are answered here >

Ferret play, grooming and care...

How can I keep my ferret occupied?  

What are good ferret toys and games?
How do I know my ferret is healthy?
What should I check for regularly?
How do I trim my ferrets claws?
How do I clean my ferrets ears?
How often should I bath my ferret?

All these questions are answered on our Grooming page >

Ferret nip training

How do I stop my kit biting?

How do I stop a ferret being nervous?
How do you train an adult ferret not to bite?
How do you stop hybrid ferrets biting hard?

All these questions and more are answered here >

Microchipping your ferrets

What is microchipping?

Does it hurt? How is it done? Is it expensive?
Where can I get my ferrets microchipped?
Do they need sedation?

All these questions and more are answered on our Microchipping Ferrets page >

Ferret rescues

Where is my nearest ferret rescue?

You can search for your nearest UK rescue here >

Ferret introductions

How do I introduce a new ferret to my existing ferrets?

How do I introduce a kit to my existing ferrets?
How do I know when introductions are going wrong?
When is rough play too rough?

All these questions and more are answered here >

Ferret boarding

Where can I board my ferret when I'm on holiday?

Is there a list of rescues that board ferrets?

You can can find a list here >