Ferrets for Sale
Ferrets are wonderful pets! They are curious, inquisitive, and very social creatures. Sometimes they can be silly, but are almost always active and would love for you to play with them every day. When they are not sleeping 14-18 hours a day, they are keeping themselves busy with one thing or another: whether it is running around exploring their environment or simply playing with you or other ferrets. They can live up to 7 o 10 years with proper care.
These pets can also get somewhat vocal in order to communicate with you using grumbles, squeaks, sniffles, or grunts. They may even bounce up and down, going sideways, and make a clicking sound to show you they are ready to play! Similar to cats, Ferrets are known to sleep the majority of the day, but are more active around evening and early morning times.
Animals in this category require a bit of experience with small animals and a watchful eye for observing their health. Feeding inappropriate items can severely impact their health. Try feeding them SunSeed Vita Prima or Kaytee Ferret Diets. Water is best supplied from a hanging water bottle and should be changed and/or refilled daily to keep it fresh. Food is best offered in a heavy, sturdy crock-type bowl that is not turned over easily.
The housing for these animals doesn't need to be complex or complicated, but it does need to be roomy and tiered for climbing and jumping. They are active and curious animals that like to explore unfamiliar places, be it a new hide box or the inner workings of your couch.
They should be provided with a generous layer of bedding material (such as SunSeed™, Carefresh™, or Gentle Touch™) along with a large hide box to sleep in and some cage furniture to romp on. Once a week the cage should be emptied and washed with hot soapy water, thoroughly rinsed and dried, and then refilled with bedding. The cage should also be spot-cleaned daily and placed in a well-ventilated area, but out of the direction of drafts or direct sunlight.
Are Ferrets Right for Me?
While very friendly and energetic, most ferrets do have an inherent, natural smell that does not simply wash away in bathing the ferret. These cute little critters also require quite a bit of space as well as litter training if they are to be allowed to roam the house. Most small animals aren't too opposed to occasional or regular handling, as long as it is done with care. They are generally kind and rarely scratch or bite someone they know. If you're up for keeping a ferret as a pet, though, it can be a rather rewarding experience!
At Uncle Bill’s Pet Center, we not only offer Ferrets for sale, we also employ a highly trained staff that can assist you in building an appropriate habitat for your new pet, and educate you on the proper care of the animal—making sure you get the most out of your pet ownership adventure!