Ferret Cages 101
Updated on June 16, 2019
Why you need a ferret cage
It might seem unnecessary for some people to have a cage for their ferret. Dogs or cats don’t have to be kept in a cage, so why should ferrets? Here’s why ferrets are different.
Ferrets sleep for most of the day, so they’ll be spending most of their life on their bed. Why a cage can help is because it gives the ferret a protected, closed-off environment to do what it does the most: sleeping.
For the few hours that they are awake, they’re hyperactive and will want to use up the energy that they saved sleeping. Often you might not have time for or be awake for this, and it can be problematic. When ferrets are this hyperactive and don’t have a playmate, they may prance around and trash the house or hurt your children (no joke). In those cases, it’s better to keep the ferret in their habitat and make sure it’s spacious enough for them to play in with their toys.
It’s best to purchase a large ferret cage so that it functions as an all-in-one habitat. It’s spacious, gives your ferret plenty of room to rest, play around, and go to the bathroom. Thankfully, there are many ferret cages for sale that are big enough for this purpose. Some are even taller than the average person.
Maintaining a ferret cage
You need to maintain the ferret cage about once per month, and you’ll need to clean out the litter box every day. The cages don’t require much maintenance themselves, just make sure that they’re safe and stocked with the ferret’s favorite items, like a bed, hammock, and toys.
Some cages will come with their own hammock. If not, you can set up a hammock yourself easily. One useful tip for maintaining and cleaning the cage while your ferret is still inside the cage is that you can close the compartment which the ferret is in, while you clean the open compartment. Most ferret cages are multi-compartmental for this very reason.
There’s a simple routine that you can follow when cleaning the ferret cage. Firstly, take a cloth and soak it in warm water, and wipe the cage to clean it on the surface and remove all the dust. Then, take some scented soap and clean out all the corners and bars of the cage. The reason you should use a scented soap is to that it takes care of the smell that will sometimes accumulate in the cage if it hasn’t been cleaned for a long time. Then after having cleaned it with soap, wipe it down with a dry paper towel, and your ferret cage is as good as new! Note that you may need to scrub in some areas, as ferrets tend to leave a mess sometimes. If you have to clean the full cage without the ferret inside, then let it out for some playtime while you clean its cage!
Why I recommend Amazon
I purchased my first ferret cage from Amazon, and it was a Ferret Nation cage. It’s sturdy and strong, and I still have it for one of my ferrets. What I like about it is that it delivered quickly and has been useful to me since then.
I recommend Amazon because it has the best selection of ferret cages for sale that I’ve seen, and Amazon is one of the few brands that ship outside the United States. There aren’t many websites that will ship you ferret cages overseas.
Originally posted 2018-08-29 02:07:47.