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How to Pick the Best Ferret Cage:
Before you bring your ferret home, it is best to have a ferret cage reading for the arrival. It will make it easier and fun and you will have more time with your pet ferret if this step is taken care of first.
When picking your ferret cage, there are many types of cages available. There are simple single level ranches to multilevel mansions with guesthouses. It all depends on your taste and budget. Nevertheless, the effort is worth it. After all, your ferret will have to stay in his house when not playing outside the cage. His house will provide safety and a stimulating environment.
Cage Size: Cages should be at least 3 feet wide by 2 feet deep by 2 feet high and this is a minimum for one ferret. As a rule, with most pets, the bigger, the better. Whatever size you choose, be sure he has enough space for a playroom, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom. You would not want to eat, sleep, and play near your toilet, and neither would your ferret. You can find a suitable habitat at a good pet shop, pet supply store, or online, and even ferret shelters.
Design: Many types of cages out there are sutiable for your ferret. The keys for a good cage are as follows:
Ample Size: The floor space should be large to allow for ample playing and comfortable sleeping.
Good ventilation: Poor ventilation contained with stinky damp areas of urine can lead to illness and disease.
Small openings between wire and secure doors: Ferrets are master escape artists. They are tempted to stick their heads into or through any opening they can get their noses into. They can push doors open with their heads.
Severe injjry or even strangulation can occur in an unsuitable cage. So make sure that no large openings are anywhere in the cage design. If necessary, make sure the doors on the cage are retrofitted to make them more secure with snap bolts (the snaps at the end of a dog leash).
Sturdiness and ease of cleaning: Certain ferret cages also come with pull out trays to catch the litter and food crumbs that fall to the bottom. Other cages are solid plastic bottoms that work well with ferret litter boxes and are easy to wipe clean. Wood cages are impossible to sanitize and thus are not appropriate. Likewise certain metal surfaces can contain lead, which when ingested can be harmful to your ferret. Do your cage research before putting out the money. This will save you a lot of trouble in the end.
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