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It is said that a home without a pet is not home. Having a pet in your home shows that you are caring and committed. And if seriously you are such kind of person than the best choice for getting a pet for you is ferrite. So if you are planning to own a pet and thinking whether ferrets are good pets or not, than we will definitely let you know why you should get them to home.
Know Your Ferrite
Before getting ferrite as your buddy, you have to know them firstly. Ferret is basically a Latin word which means thief. They are small light weighted mammal with furry appearance having the length of approximately 13 to 16 inches long and weighted 3 from to 4 pounds. They come from the same family as weasels, polecats, and mink. Ferrets are completely carnivorous and needs food in every 3 to 4 hours because of their high metabolism. This small creature has an image for being smelly, but this is just because of their skin glands to make the skin oily.
However there are many more reasons that will make you think that ferrites are in the countdown of top three good pets. Some of them are:
Stays for a Long Time
Before taking your little friend from pet store to home, just make sure that you are ready for a long term commitment. Because if treated and cared properly, the average life of a healthy ferret is 10 to 12 years. So clearly the pet is going to live with you for a long time. You will get a small partner for a long spam of time that will entertain you and bring joy to your life, just need care and attention in return
Loyal and Affectionate
Like we mentioned earlier, if you are caring person the cute small creature is just for you. Ferrets are very affectionate and needs your attention. They like to play with you, if they get attached. So if you are planning to get this small thief, just make sure you give them proper time and care. Definitely you will never feel like trapped or irritated because they will give you all in return with their loyalty.
Interactive and Smart
Nobody likes to get ignored, either in case of human beings or from loving pets. Ferrets will never disappoint you in return. If took cared properly, these pets are so smart and interactive that they will learn thing very quickly if you teach them properly. They can learn stand up, rolling on floor, handshakes and many other tricks. You have to just give those rewards or gifts so that they can be more interactive and smart.
Social and Well With Other Pets
Just like humans, Ferrets are very social. It is recommended that you should have get them in pair so that they can interact and play together. They will mix up with you very quickly as well. They are not that kind of pets, laying silently on floor and make you feel alone. They always try to spend most of the awaken time outside their house. If trained properly from the starting stage, they are much social with your other pets too. Just an extra care is required.
Playful and Entertaining
After a hard day when you come to home and randomly feed or through a toy toward your ferret, they will play with that thing in such a way that it will lift your mood up instantly. They can have fun for hours from the common objects and toys. And watching them play is a great fun. So it is recommended that to explore more from your ferret, bring toys like squeaky balls or any small toy for them and enjoy them watching for hours.
Very Quiet in Nature
Although Ferrets are very playful and entertaining, but they are not loud just like other pets. They use to make only some quirky sound whenever they are playing, otherwise they are very quiet and proves themselves in good pets. In some exceptional cases they only make sound when they are frightened or get injured. So keeping them as a pet will not fill your surroundings with irritating screaming pet sounds.
Sleepy and Small
We know very well, besides from taking care of pets everyone have other works too. Ferrets are the most suitable pets because they have to sleep more than 18 hours to sleep. So the owner do not have to be in service for the pet all the time. Also they do not occupy much space as discussed earlier that the average length of ferrets is 13 to 14 inches. They don’t need huge cages or extra room. Just a tall and multistory ferret cage is enough, which don’t take too much space like all good pets.
Doesn’t Eat Too Much and Easy to Feed
However because of their high metabolism, Ferrets needs to be feed in every 3 to 4 hours, but they do not eat too much. Just a kind of readymade or pre made food is needed, which make it more continent. They can eat a variety of food like meat, eggs, fishes and other mineral food. Avoid grains because it is not good for the digestive system of pets. Pre made quality food is also available very easily in online stores and pet shops.
Not So Expensive
Some time it is a difficult task to think for a pet because of high expenses. Including the price of pet itself, the total initial cost may vary from 65$ to 250$, excluding vaccination. But as compared to what you will get in return, is totally worth. Apart from that the feeding, maintaining, housing and other expenses will not exceed your budget.
Ferrets are incredibly smart and cute little creatures, full with affection if cared properly. They are not kind of pets that can be kept in cages without love and care. If proper attention and care is given to them, they can be the most important part of your life.
Written by: Webard