Ferretproofing Tips

Have you recently adopted a ferret? These little guys make very cute and fun little pets. However, despite that adorable innocent look, ferrets can get into quite a bit of mischief. In order to make your home safe for your tiny furball, you’ll need to do some ferretproofing. A Conyers, GA vet offer some helpful advice on how to do that in this article.

Close Off Openings

Ferrets can get through some pretty tiny holes! Block off openings behind and beneath cabinets, and under your furniture. You’ll also need to check your air ducts and vents, and make sure they close tightly. Don’t forget to look under doors! Put draft stoppers on doors with spaces your furry buddy could slip through.

Toxins

Remove or secure any potentially-toxic items. Some of the things to address are household and automotive products; paint; lawn/garden chemicals; medicine; toxic plants; and medications.

Sharp/Small Items

Small and/or sharp objects can pose a serious threat to a curious little furball! Keep jewelry, tacks, nails and screws, beads, sewing and craft kit pieces, tacks, fishing tackle and hooks, buttons, and other potentially-dangerous items in secure spots your ferret can’t reach.

Plastic

Plastic wrappers, ties, and bags can all choke or entangle a playful ferret. Store these things in high cabinets.

Ropes/Cords

Electrical wires, drape ties, belts, and anything else with cord, rope, or thread can very dangerous to ferrets. Use protective coverings on things you can’t move.

Personal Items

Ferrets have a reputation for having, well, sticky paws. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself looking for your keys, phone, wallet, or other personal items. Watch your mischievous pet closely, and take note of where he keeps his hoard of goodies. That way you’ll know exactly where to look if you can’t find something.

Final Check

When you think you’re done, get on your hands and knees and look around your house. You may be amazed at how many nooks and crannies you’ll see from ferret-level!

Tips

Make sure your little buddy has plenty of safe, suitable toys to play with, and always keep a close eye on your pet when he’s out of his cage. As the saying says, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!

Do you have questions about your pet ferret’s health, behavior, or care? Contact us, your Conyers, GA pet clinic, today! We are always happy to help!