Baby Ferret – Your New Kit
The baby ferret is often called a Kit, these cute little pets can be very fun to have, but you also need to stay informed on how to raise them well, and give them a happy life. The baby ferret is only a baby for a few months; they can mature as fast as three months.
What are some of the chores you need to do when you bring your baby ferret home for the first time, these 8 weeks old heart breakers need a few things to have a good childhood. First of all the ferrets room or cage needs to be ready, ferrets like it dark and somewhat chilly. The litterbox, water and food bowl needs to be integrated to the baby ferrets room. The ferret will have the urge to explore and discover new things around the home, so don’t be surprised if they are not interested in snuggling with you. Seeing that the ferret are going to run around you need to ferret proof your home, everything from doors and windows, to small cracks or sharp items need to be secure. When your ferret is awake it will be joyful and lively, but when it’s tired you should let it rest.
Ferrets need vaccines as they grow older, be sure to check when and what your ferrets need next, the info should be included in the papers you got at date of purchase. Ferrets don’t need to be out and about all the time, only one or two hours can be enough to keep them happy, the rest of the day they have no problem sleeping. The tasks at hand now are litter training your ferret, as well as keep them from biting or nibbling too much. This can be a difficult task, but a few simple tactics can help, like for instance when your ferret is peeing outside the box, try moving it to the litter box. Like many animals they need to be trained through trial and error. Another good trick is to increase the size of the litter box, making it difficult for your ferret to find a place to litter, for then to decrease it later.
When ferrets bite it can be because they are handled in a way they don’t like, or they are threatened, but when baby ferrets bite it can be because of itching in their teeth, or just a playfulness. Regardless you should try to make the ferret understand that it is not okay, seeing that it can lead to more aggressive biting later on in life.