These make great pets and are a lot of fun with their boundless energy, when they’re awake of course. They can sleep for up to 18 to 20 hours daily, which seems a lot, but when they are awake look out because they can play. So if you would like a fun pet, then it is well worth considering owning one of these excellent animals.
There has been confusion about the ferret, you see they are known by two different names, the first being Mustela Fura, which means these little guys are a species all of their own, but others refer to them as a Mustela Putorius Furo which makes them a descendant of the wild polecat.
When it comes to your fuzzy eating, you want to be cautious, these little guys are carnivores and need to eat meat as there diet, they must find a good deal of protein and fat from their food. They aren’t animals that would eat vegetables or fruit, and therefore do not feed them to your pet fuzzy. These men do not digest fiber either, it is not in their make up, they are designed to eat meat.
The behavior of a fuzzy will be determined like any pet how you educate them, these pets can be trained and although that may have a strong will, they are extremely smart, so can be easily trained. It is important to begin training your fuzzy as soon as you bring it home. Be positive and when they do the perfect thing, give them a treat, this will help them to recognize what you need them to do and treats are the best weapon you have for rewarding good behaviour. Take some time out and place them in their cage and walk away, your fuzzy will not enjoy the lack of focus, they will soon realize that should they continue to do the bad thing that you do not want them to do, then the attention will stop and they love their attention. You will have to be patient in your practice efforts and also consistent, it may take some time, but in the future it will be worth your effort.
If you want a happy fuzzy, then you’ll have to be prepared for dedicating a few hours daily to your pet. They will need play time from their cage, this is not a ten minute job, they need proper interaction and exercise, so be prepared for at least one hour. Having said this, they can be such funny characters that you will forget about time and just have fun. You will want to groom your fuzzy too, so allow some time for this too. Also while your fuzzy is tearing around the place being the comedian, you may wish to clean up their cage also, if you do this every time they are out of it, then it will be and easy task.
These are a few things about these little furry balls of fun, the important point to remember is to treat your fuzzy well and make sure you have time for them, as they love attention and interaction, even when they have that then they will be happy.