Sat. Nov 2nd, 2019

Toys that Ferrets Love

and People too

Some Ways Ferrets Play

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Toob Ferret: Toys & Games

A member of the weasel family, ferrets are domesticated mammals that are commonly owned as pets all around the world.

Our domestic ferrets instinctively want to go into any hole and down any tunnel. Ferrets are very adept at turning and twisting, and doubling back to try it again! Be sure there are no exposed wires at the ends to injure your ferret.

The Kong Company makes a hard rubber chew toy specially designed for ferrets (the Kong Ferret Treasure). Because ferrets should not eat rawhide, substitute an edible toy treat specially made for ferrets. My ferrets like Chew Weasels, which is a star-shaped ferret treat made of rubbery protein.

To keep the treasures safe, ferrets will periodically move their stash to a new place, and woe to any other ferret that disturbs the treasure! Ferrets have unique personalities, and each ferret will choose their own favorite toy. The all-around favorite is the Bounce Back, a treat-filled ferret that bounces back to the ferret when pushed or pulled because of a weighted bottom.

Ferret Fly Fishing is a favorite game with “fishing rods” with ferret toys tied to the end. Providing your ferret is not in a deep sleep (or deaf), the noise that a toy makes can be ferret bait. Some ferret researchers theorize that the pitch of the typical squeaker sounds like a ferret kit crying (who must be protected from the evil danger), or like a predator attacking another ferret (who must be saved). Because ferrets should not eat rawhide, substitute an edible toy treat specially made for ferrets.

My ferrets also enjoy digging in giant boxes of Styrofoam peanuts, but I have to supervise them closely to make sure they aren’t eating the foam. Let your ferrets in for the fun! Always supervise these digging activities to make sure a ferret doesn’t eat the materials, poop in them, or somehow get stuck.

Image Credit picable.com
Image Credit picable.com

 

 

 

Providing your ferret is not in a deep sleep (or deaf), the noise that a toy makes can be ferret bait. Ferrets enjoy provoking reactions, so the fact that a Krinkle sack crunches when jumped on, or a ball rattles when rocked and rolled, is an attractive feature for a ferret. Some ferret researchers theorize that the pitch of the typical squeaker sounds like a ferret kit crying (who must be protected from the evil danger), or like a predator attacking another ferret (who must be saved).

 


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