Here is a compilation of fun and cheap ferret toys that any ferret critter would love!
•Hard sturdy plastic toys (e.g. some cat toys).
•Hard plastic balls. Balls with bells or other noisemakers inside are often favorites. Soft balls made from fleece are also fun for ferrets to carry around.
•Large ferret balls with holes in them so the ferret can climb in and out.
•Cardboard boxes and paper bags.
•PVC pipes or commercial ferret tubes are usually a big hit.
•Hanging parrot toys (usually made with wood, heavy ropes, bells etc.) are usually fun and interesting to ferrets. Toys that have ropes or other long hanging bits are best used only under supervision, though, due to risk of strangulation.
•Rattles, teething rings and other small hard plastic toys made for human babies.
•Small soft/stuffed toys, especially with squeakers or other noise makers enclosed inside of them (avoid toys where the squeaker is visible or exposed since ferrets are experts at chewing them out and they can cause blockages if swallowed).
•Soft cloth bags for hiding and sleeping in – you can even get some that have a layer of crinkly material inside that makes them extra interesting to ferrets.
•Play tents or houses.
•Ferrets love hanging tubes for both play and sleeping in (they love hammocks too).
•Dangling toys like those available for cats — but use only under supervision to make sure the ferret doesn’t get entangled.
Types of Toys to Avoid
Avoid toys made from soft rubber or latex (like most squeaky toys made for dogs) since they are too easy for ferrets to chew up and swallow. Also avoid anything with small parts that could easily break of (or be chewed off).