I have a new YouTube channel! I’m really excited. Ferrets make great video stars – they may not be a Kardashian but they are just plain cute. The first video is below, leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my two cuties.
I’ve spent a good bit of money on toys for Rikki and Possum. Some they loved, and some they didn’t play with at all. So before you shell out your hard-earned dollars for the latest and greatest ferret gizmo, ask yourself these questions:
What does this ferret toy do exactly? If it’s just another ball that makes noise, is it really worth the price (especially if the sound is irritating to you)?
Is it designed with ferrets in mind? That cute chew toy may not be built to withstand a ferret’s strong teeth and claws. That stuffed animal may have fibers that could become lodged in your ferret’s digestive tract.
Is this the best price I can find for this item? It really does pay to shop around. That internet bargain is not such a great deal when you add shipping, handling, and sales tax. That discount store may have exactly the same ferret toy you found in the pet store for a much lower price (or it may have a knock-off version by another manufacturer).
Is there a good return policy? What if your fuzzy just doesn’t like the toy? What if the toy doesn’t do what it promises to do? A reputable dealer will offer you a refund if you return the toy (along with a receipt and the packaging) within a reasonable amount of time.
With that being said, here are a few of my top ferret-toy picks:
Another ferret. Ferrets are social animals. They need plenty of company for their well-being. If you’re going to own a ferret, you may as well consider adopting one or two or more. Yes, it will cost more money, but a ferret with company is a happy ferret.
A deluxe cage. Some people scoff at buying a ferret cage with all the “bells and whistles” on it. They think a cage is just a cage. But keep in mind that the cage is your ferret’s home. So a cage with tunnels, ramps, and multiple levels will keep your ferrets entertained during the hours you can’t be with them.
Tube systems. Tube systems for ferrets and similar pets are great because they are specifically built for small animals. You know the tubes will withstand a lot of wear and tear. Many of them can be configured in a variety of ways and even twisted into corkscrew turns so you can entertain your ferret (and yourself) for hours. And most of them are ferret safe – but always make sure before you buy.
Choose ferret toys wisely, and both you and your ferrets will be happy.