Intro to Ferrets





Introduction: Intro to Ferrets

Ferrets make awesome pets. My instructable is on how to care for, train, and properly handle ferrets.

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Step 1: Holding Ferrets

Handling ferrets is an important part about ferret care . The proper handling technique is to make a cradle with your arms. Most ferrets enjoy being pet while in you arms as shown bellow.

Step 2: Bathing Ferrets

Most people wonder if you should bath your pet ferret. The answer is yes. you should bath your ferret once every month. every month may sound gross... but they clean themselves a lot, like cats. (seen bellow) you only give them baths on there body never apply water or soap to the face. just to be safe.

Step 3: Ferrets Need Freedom Too!

it is cruel to keep a ferret locked up in its cage all day you should give them some time out of cage . It is optional to let the explore the house on there own... as seen below.

Step 4: Does Your Ferret Bite?

If your ferret bites it could be because...
they are hungry
they are not used to you yet
they need a chew toy because they are teething
or mabie because there scared

never beat your ferret only positive reinforcement!!!!!!

(bellow is my ferret upset about biting my friend)

Step 5: Play Time

play with your ferret daily and have a good life with them.

(my model ferret... the one in the pictures died on july 1st 2008)

P.S. I sewed the coat... i was little when this pic. was taken so its not well made.

P.S.S. The red thing in the background is a shirt i bought... it says Chick magnet in sparkles.( oh ya... my ferret is a guy or it wouldn't say chick magnet.)



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    u really need to show more things........I could have said least ten different things.....not trying to be just saying it so u can fix ur more people will use ur advice.......and yes they do bite when they feel frisky

    Do they bite? Do you ever keep them in your trousers? (super-cute) L

    yes they bite sometimes but ferrets have very strong skin, so if they where to do the same bite on another ferret it would not hurt them.

    I meant your fingers...

    You have to nip train ferrets just like you do puppies. Its easy to do. I have two ferrets and they have never bit anyone. They will lick your skin off though they have rough tongues like cats.

    i know you meant fingers

    some ferrets will bite but you can train them not to i have ferret my whole life

    Do you house train ferrets? stv

    Ferrets instinctively poop in corners. They like to pick a spot in any particular room (or one spot in every room) and that's usually where you would place the litter box. It makes it easier if you cut one wall off the litter box (usually one of the longer sides) and leave a 1/2 inch lip so the ferret can just back up into it.

    My ferret ecaped one weeked when i was out of town there was poop EVERYWHERE!!