By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Active and mischievous, young ferrets make great pets for people who have time for playful companions that require time outside of
While some ferrets in the U.S. are sold from private breeders, the majority of ferrets kept as pets in the U.S. are sold at large pet stores and come from
It’s very important to monitor your ferret’s weight as well. Ferrets, particularly those who are eating excessive amounts of carbohydrate or fat, will put on a lot of weight. Ferrets
If you’re thinking about getting a ferret as a pet, they can be terrific pets, but they’re not great for everyone. Ferrets have a lot of unique requirements and a
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) While ferrets tend to be very clean animals, grooming themselves regularly like cats do, pet ferrets do need some additional grooming
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Best Solution for Proper Ferret Nutrition Ferrets are carnivores (meat eaters) that in the wild typically eat rodents, birds, and rabbits.
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Housing For Your Pet Ferret Ferrets are definitely mischievous, and if left alone, they tend to get into everything. Therefore, it’s
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Ferrets can make terrific pets under the right circumstances. One of the things that people will notice if you have a
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Summer is here, and it’s time to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, barbeque with friends, and take pets outside to
By Dr. Laurie Hess, DVM, Diplomate ABVP (Avian Practice) Earthquakes, hurricanes, tropical storms, floods, fires, mudslides – all are natural disasters that no one can be completely prepared for. Yet,
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