With proper care and handling ferrets can become very close to their owners.
Ferrets have short digestive tracts which means it is difficult for them to break down and absorb nutrients from plant-based proteins.
Gentle but firm handling will help prevent your ferrets from getting over-excited and nipping. Ferrets like human company but do like to explore the world with their mouth, so they can nip when they are young and untrained. A firm no after a nip should be enough to teach the ferret that nipping or firm biting is not acceptable, never react with fast movements of physically punish the ferret as they will become scared and this will only harm the pet.
It’s best to handle ferrets when calm and relaxed. To pick them up, place one hand around their middle, and use your other hand to support their backside.
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.
Ferrets are very easy to train!
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