Housing for ferrets

It's important to allow your ferret plenty of space so it can exercise and play. You will need to get a cage for it but it will also be necessary to allow it to run around freely and not be caged all the time. The best way to prevent allergens from spreading around the house is to give the ferret a limited space to run about in. Be very careful about not allowing the ferret to go into your bedroom and run around on your furniture. There are different types of ferret cages or houses that you can get but make sure to always get wire cages and not wood. Wood soaks up urine and will become a problem because getting the smell off will be absolutely impossible. Make sure your ferret's cage is spacey enough so that you give it room to play around and so as to separate sleeping areas, feeding areas, play areas etc. The best cages are those that come in different levels ("two or three stories"). Hammocks are also ideal because they prevent falls from the higher levels. You will need to put something under the cage such as a washable rug because ferret's feet do not handle the wire cages really well.

Your ferret will need a special sleeping area since they don't enjoy just sleeping out in the open and because they tend to sleep a lot during the day. You should accommodate a little bedroom area for it by building a little nest for it. Ferrets seem to really enjoy sleeping in little boxes or baskets. There are also ferret sleeping bags as well as tubes that they just can't resist. Be careful with the type of bedding you choose though especially if you are an allergic person. The best types are those made out of natural corncob, shredded white paper, or even an old washable t-shirt. Avoid using sawdust or cedar chips for bedding because they cause breathing problems to ferrets and are not good for people that have problems with allergies. Sawdust and woodchips also absorb the urine and cause dank odors, which can really cause problems. The best place to keep your ferret cage is in a cool area away from the sunlight. Ferrets are quite sensitive to the sun and they do not tolerate hot temperatures since they have sweat glands that are not fully developed.

Allergic! Housing Pets Ferret Litter Box Ferret Grooming Bathing Ferret