November 9, 2017
Ferrets are playful and curious animals. And while they can spend a lot of time in their enclosure, it’s good to let them have the opportunity to run and explore your house every day.
As an obligate carnivore, they cannot survive without meat in their diet, so be sure to provide the appropriate food source. And like people, they like treats too.
When you provide your ferret with a lot of interactive toys, a food source, and treats that are healthy for them, you are going to have a fun-loving companion for many years to come.
People often ask “How good are ferrets with other pets?”
As with anything in pet ownership, your attitude is going to determine success. Patience & supervision is essential. Ferrets are very intelligent and respond to proper training, especially that which sets boundaries on what you expect and what you allow.
You also have to consider what other pets are in the home. Ferrets are hunters and carnivores, so they should not be brought into a home with animals like reptiles, fish, bunnies or birds. They can, however, live with dogs & cats, as long as there is proper introductory training.
Ferrets of both genders use various methods of creating scents that mark their territory, and a house with other pets could lead to this. Our Pet Counselors will happily discuss ways to reduce this behavior. You should always use an enzyme-based product to clean up any scents from accidents. We offer a number of products based on the Four Basic Needs of pets while you and your pets are learning correct behaviors.
In conclusion, if you are patient with training and are ready to train every member of the family, human and pet alike, in what behaviors are acceptable, then ferrets can co-exist very well with cats and dogs in the same household.