Sunny is about 4 years old and was found roaming the streets. She is super social with people and would love to have a ferret friend to live with. She is great for handling and loves to sleep in sweatshirt pockets!
Ferrets need a fair amount of space. Ideally their enclosure should be no smaller than 4 feet tall by 2 feet wide. This allows them to have a ground floor and several shelves and ramps to climb up. Ferrets need a secure hammock to lay in, something soft and warm to snuggle into, lots of toys to keep them busy and ferret-specific food. They love to play with durable plastic dog and cat toys, but do not give them rubber as they may eat it. Ferrets can be litter box trained so provide them with a corner box secured to the cage and use wood pellets or `yesterday''s news` cat pelleted litter. They may do their business elsewhere for a while until they learn, so daily cage cleaning will be necessary. Ferrets can have a strong odor so every few days you may want to wash their bedding to help with that. Try not to bathe them more than once a month as it can be damaging to their fur and skin. Ferrets should be seen by their vet once a year and should be kept up to date on their distemper and rabies vaccines. Ferrets can make great play time buddies for friendly cats, kittens or puppies, but they are carnivores so it is not advisable to let them play with kittens smaller than 2 pounds, rabbits, rats or other small rodents. Ferrets are very clever and will need the openings to their cages to be securely locked as they will find a way to escape. They could fit through 1 x 2 inch openings, so make sure the wire caging you use won''t facilitate a jail break.
Sunny is fully vaccinated, vet checked and ready to go home today.