Ferret-Proofing Your Home

As every ferret owner knows, our little friends love to get into trouble. Whether your ferrets live in a cage when you’re not around or are free all the time, whether they live in a single room or have the run of the house, the first line of defense, both for your ferrets and for your possessions, is a well-ferret-proofed home.

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All About Ferret Permits

Domestic pet ferrets, Mustela furo(sometimes called Mustela putorius furo), are not wild animals. They have been domesticated for a very long time, perhaps two or three thousand years. They’re not equipped to survive for very long on their own; escaped pets suffer from dehydration, starvation and exposure, and usually don’t survive more than a few days unless someone takes them in.

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Housing Your Ferret

Many people keep their ferrets in a cage or very well-ferret-proofed room whenever they can’t be supervised. This drastically reduces the risks of digestive-tract blockages from swallowing indigestible objects, injury, and escape. However, even if you plan to let your ferrets have the run of the house at all times, you’ll want a cage at first for litter-training and other kinds of training as well as for temporary use.

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