Hi everyone! Today, in this second edition of Frequently Ferrets, I'll discuss living with ferrets.
How Many Ferrets Are Too Many Ferrets?
Ferrets are generally much more happy in pairs than alone. They usually won't cope well with living alone. This could mean a loss of appetite, grinding teeth, and/or slouching. However, there is such a thing as too many ferrets. While ferrets can be housed in groups, keeping them in groups of no more than 5 is best. With larger groups, it can cause stress to your ferrets and will cause much more work for you. Ferrets can be kept in either same-sex pairs or male and female. Likely, your ferret will already be neutered, but just in case, talk to your vet. Overall, I think pairs work best.
Workload + Time Management
Unfortunately, ferrets are hard work. As cute as they are, these little creatures require time and money. As a general rule of thumb, try to give your ferret around 2 hours of human interaction a day. This may seem like a lot now, but don't worry! Times flies when you're having fun. And trust me, ferrets are fun. Your ferrets should also always have access to clean water and food. Feeding times vary with what works best for your ferret. To conclude, before getting a ferret, you should consider the time that goes into it.
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I hope you have a great day! I love you, Elyse Fancy Pants.