Ferrets are very social animals they should be kept in friendly pairs or groups unless advised otherwise by a vet. Many ferrets (but not all) enjoy each other’s company, but if you are keeping more than one ferret, ensure that the housing you have is large enough for each to have their own spaces, just in case they want to get away from each other for a while.
Ferrets are curious little things that can be drawn to places and things you might not expect so make sure your house is thoroughly ferret-proofed.
Groups of ferrets should be carefully matched and you ideally should have no more than 4 ferrets in a group. Littermates make ideal companions for one another. The way in which ferrets will interact depends on a number of factors such as genetics, housing, group composition and their previous experiences. Always make sure that any new introductions are made slowly and under strict supervision.
On average a ferret can live from about 6 to 8 years but some have been known to live as long as 11-12 years.
A group of ferrets is known as a "business".
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