With proper care and handling ferrets can become very close to their owners.
It's important to know your ferret's habits. When do they wake up? What time do they go to sleep? What time is their favourite time to play? Knowing these behaviours will provide you with a clear indication about their health.
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.
Ferrets are carnivores and need to eat meat in order to survive.
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.
If you have a question, please email us or call us on 0800 413 969. Our dedicated consumer care team are available to answer any questions you may have. If you are concerned about the immediate health of your pet, please seek the advice of your vet as soon as possible.Email us