Before getting a ferret, you should consider if this is truly the pet for your household. Ferrets require approximately two hours of playtime each day outside of their cages. If you are the type of person who is never home, this may not be the ideal pet for you. It’s critical that ferrets get their exercise and are able to explore. Aside from play, they need to be fed between two and four times each day.
Having the right equipment is important if you decide to bring a ferret home. Aside from cages, they need toys and a dark enclosure inside their cages as they like to make nests while they are sleeping.
Ferret-proofing your home is essential for playtime outside of the cage. It’s best to get down on the floor and check for any small holes or openings they can get through, usually any gap that is around 1-2 centimeters wide. As ferrets are known for their chewing behavior, make sure anything you don’t want the ferret to chew is picked up and electrical cords are hidden or protected.