This practical small hutch house with two stories for small lawns for rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters has a separated sleeping area and a wood roof, well sealed with bitumen. The hutch offers your dear pet a cozy home. Due to the separated 2 stories
Ferrets can become friends with other household pets, like dogs and cats, but they should always be supervised if playing together. Even the scent of a ferret can be really stressful for prey species, like rabbits or rodents, so keep them away.
Ferrets Ferrets have an inquisitive nature and display a variety of playful behaviours. If well handled by people from a young age, ferrets can become socialized and learn to see humans as companions. They can form a strong bond with their owners. If well taken care of, healthy ferrets can live up to 10 years of age. However, their average lifespan is approximately 6 years. Find ferrets available for rehoming on our find a pet page. Your duty to care Owning and caring for a ferret can be great fun and very rewarding, but it can also be quite challenging and is a big responsibility and long-term commitment. If you own or are responsible for a ferret, even on a temporary basis, you are required under the Animal Welfare Act to care for him/her properly. Understanding ferrets’ needs Ferrets are domesticated animals. Their most likely wild ancestors are the European polecat and the Steppe polecat. Since no wild counterpart exists, we are still learning about the ferret’s natural needs, habitat and behaviours. There is no one “perfect” way to care for ferrets because every ferret and every situation is different. It is up to you how you look after your ferret, but you must take reasonable steps to ensure that you meet all of their needs. Read our expert reviewed pet care information to find out more about the needs of ferrets: Environment, Diet, Behaviour, Company and Health and welfare. Ferret factfile Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) belong to the carnivore family of the Mustelidae. Despite their rather misunderstood nature, they have recently become very popular pets for their charming and cheeky characters. Why not view our full Ferret factfile (PDF 44KB) Ferrets enjoy exploring Ferrets are very curious and will test out most items with their mouths. Ferrets are sociable Domestic ferrets are sociable and usually enjoy living in groups, although this does depend on the individual animals. Ferrets like sleeping A healthy ferret may sleep between 18 and 20 hours a day. Ferrets use a range of methods to communicate As well as using smell to hunt, ferrets use scent to communicate with each other. Ferrets also use postures and vocalisations to indicate how they’re feeling. Relevant documents Ferret factfile (PDF 44KB) Ferret factfile reference list (PDF 114KB)
The wire or bars used for the hutch should be strong and the spaces between them too small for ferrets to fit their heads through. You can buy special wooden hutch-type enclosures with built in runs. If they are kept indoors you can use tall ferret cages, like those available for chinchillas, with solid platforms and multiple levels.
Pet ferrets can live for five to 15 years, but the average lifespan is between eight and 10 years. Both sexes become sexually mature in their first spring, usually when they are around nine months old. Females are called jills and males are hobs. Males are usually larger than females and, if they haven’t been neutered, will have a strong, pungent smell.
Ferrets, like cats, are obligate carnivores. This means that they must have meat in their diet. High protein commercial ferret food (kibble) or a raw diet (including skin, organs and raw bones) or mix of the two is best. Don’t give them processed meats like ham, or cat and dog food. Whole raw eggs in their shells can be given as occasional treats and ferrets will also enjoy breaking through the shell.