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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Training Your Ferret

Like kittens and puppies, ferret kits must be taught not to nip. A ferret which has been bred to be a pet shouldn’t be vicious or bite, but ferret play does include mock combat, and young ones won’t know how hard they can put their teeth on you without hurting you.

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Feeding Pet Rats

Rats, like humans, are omnivores. They eat vegetables and meats. Their diets should not be high in fat, sugar or sodium. You have many different choices when it comes to feeding your rats. You can feed them a rodent block food, a seed mix, a mix of your own or prepare a diet just for your rats. I use a combination of rodent block, a mix and fresh foods.

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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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Housing Pet Rats

The first, most obvious, decision to make once you have decided to get rats is where they will live. You can keep them in a wire cage or tank, make a home yourself or let them have the run of the house or of a room. The main things to consider when making this decision are your rat’s comfort, safety and what you are willing to clean. Whichever home you choose, be sure to clean it often – before it smells – and use a safe cleaner. Rinse thoroughly after washing, disinfect, rinsing thoroughly again and dry.

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