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How to Care for a Ferret

Taking care of a ferret is a big commitment. These tips will give you the knowledge you need.


  • Step 1: Get annual exams Take your ferret to a veterinarian for annual exams and rabies and distemper vaccinations.
  • Step 2: Provide a cage Provide a cage for your ferret. The cage should be large enough for them to play in, and should contain a litter box, food bowl, and water bottle.
  • Step 3: Provide free time Provide at least three to four hours a day for the ferret to move around outside of the cage. Train your ferret to walk on a leash, and take it for walks.
  • Step 4: Crate Crate your ferret if you are transporting them in a car. Secure the crate with a seatbelt.
  • TIP: Never leave a ferret unattended in a car.
  • Step 5: Supervise Supervise your ferret at all times, especially around other pets or children.
  • FACT: Did you know? Female ferrets are called jills and males are called hobs.

You Will Need

  • Exams
  • Cage
  • Leash
  • Crate
  • Supervision

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