Ferrets are not for everyone but I admit that they make perfect pets for the right owner. If you have ever owned a ferret then you can answer why, they are the perfect pet and they can even provide all the entertainment and affection that cats and dogs do. If you are thinking of bringing a ferret in your home then here, I will give you top ten reasons why they make best pets :-
1. THEY ARE HIGHLY INTELLIGENT :-
Well they are highly – intelligent and thus, they are easy to be trained. Some owners can be surprised to see how ferrets are capable at problem – solving. Earlier, hunters have even used them in the field for not only his intelligence but also heightened senses. You can even teach them some tricks just like cats and dogs. They can also taught to use litter box which is obviously one of the best advantage.
2. THEY ARE VERY PLAYFUL AND CURIOUS :
- They will entertain you by showing funny act endlessly. They can play with their toys happily, and believe me, it will definitely lighten up your mood, no matter how rough day was.
3. THEY ARE VERY EASY TO TAKE CARE OF :-
They are inherently easy to take care of, because of their size. Smaller animal means less feeding, less mess and they even need less space. They feels good at home in a right cage with few of his toys. They spend most of their time by sleeping so being in a cage, most of the time, does not bother them at all. However they DO need exercise so letting them out of the exercise is also very important. However make sure to ferret proof your room before letting them to run in your house, otherwise, they can hurt themselves. As I already said above that ferrets can also learn litter – training so cleaning up their mess is also not a problem for you.
4. THEY CAN BE LITTER – TRAINED :-
Yes, litter training your ferret is possible which is one of a big advantage of having one. However he will never use the litter box 100% of the time as they do not have same sense of dedication to do his “business” in a litter box just like cats do. But if you properly trained him and with enough exercise, you can actually trained him to use litter box about eighty to ninety percent of the time.
5. THEY ARE EASY TO FEED :-
This is absolutely true as now a days, varieties of ferrets are available in the pet store. Only you have to do is to decide which food is right for your ferret. They are carnivores so they can eat both vegetables and meat. So you can feed them kidney, liver etc or you can also feed them veggies from your fridge. You can also feed them cat premium food which is equally good for them.
6. THEY ARE STRESS RELIEVER :-
Well, ferrets are great stress – relievers and no matter, how bad was your day, you might have a rotten client meeting, yours kids could be driving you crazy or another bill might have called but despite of these problems who are giving you a headache, you can always count on your ferrets to be happy to see you. You have to play with them for at least two to three hours and believe me, it is impossible to end that play – time without a big smile on the face of yours. It will actually helps you to relax, I mean even if you are not playing with them but they can create a smile on your face by only playing.
7. THEY ARE NOT NOCTURNAL :-
This is one of the biggest advantage of having a ferret, they are not nocturnal and it means that you won’t need to worry about the disturbance in night. When you will sleep then your furry friend will, too, sleep. They sleep an average of eighteen hours per day so you won’t have to worry about the night – time becoming the part of your life as ferrets can adjust their schedule time to yours and be anxious to play whenever you are.
8. THEY CAN BE LEFT ALONE :-
If you often go out for work or any other reason then ferrets are definitely the right pet for you. You can leave them alone at the home with sufficient food and clean water in the cage. However they still need some attention from the people so leaving them alone for twenty four to forty eight hours is not a good idea.
9. THEY ARE GREAT CONVERSATION STARTERS :-
Well, no doubt that they are adorable little creatures and if anyone sees him, they will definitely want to know more about him. They are great conversation – starters and believe me, if you take him out for a walk in the park then people will come to you and will insist to know more about him. This is the best pet for you if you feel awkward in the public, but want to make friends at the same time.