Dogs are known as man’s best friend, but what about ferrets? They’re fuzzy and cute, so they must be the perfect pet. Ferrets have been domesticated for over 2,000 years, and there is a lot of evidence that suggests humans bred these animals in ancient Egypt.
In fact, the ferret was one of the first domesticated animals in history!
Dogs are great, but they’re not the only animal to care for. If you want a pet that’s just as good and even better than a dog, get a ferret!
They’re playful, friendly, intelligent creatures with lots of energy…and if you don’t believe us, then take it from this ferret expert: “Ferrets can provide hours of entertainment while also being very affectionate.”
And since these animals sleep 18-20 hours per day (yes!), life won’t be too busy taking care of them. Plus, we think they look way cut than dogs do.
My point is, if you’re considering getting a pet and want more than just a dog in your life…get a ferret. You won’t regret it!
As one of the first domesticated animals in history! Dogs are great, but they’re not the only animal to care for. If you want an adorable creature that’s as good or better than any other dog, then get a ferret. They can provide hours of entertainment while also being very affectionate..
Ferrets can be Potty Trained.
The best thing about ferrets is they can be potty trained. They will do their business in the litter box! It’s so much easier than trying to train your dog not to go on the carpet.
Ferrets are Cute
Ferrets are cute – not only when they are kits (like dogs). They stay cute all their life!
Ferrets do not Stress You Out
Dogs can be very demanding when they want your attention. Ferrets don’t demand anything and will happily entertain themselves while you go about living your life. They’ll even wake up in the morning with a smile on their face, ready to play some more.
There’s nothing better than waking up to a ferret jumping all over, begging for breakfast, or snuggles from bed. Dogs need constant love and attention, but ferrets would rather have fun – that means more time for YOU!
Feeding Your Ferret is Easy-Peasy
Ferrets eat meat. Meat only. They are obligate carnivores. So if you go and get yourself a steak, buy one for your ferret too!
The only thing they really need is food, water, a cage of their own with a nice cozy hammock, and a litter box or corner of your house that’s designated as theirs (and maybe an emergency vet visit every once in a while).
On the other hand, dogs are much more demanding when it comes to what they want for dinner time – not just any old kibble will do! And their poop needs cleaning up, too… which leads us right back where we started!
Customize Your Home With Ferrets Around
It doesn’t matter if you live in a tiny apartment or have a large house. There will definitely enough room for your friend who wants to come to live with you!
Ferrets are small pets that will hardly take up any space in your home. They’re also happy living inside, so they don’t need a yard, but you can train them to walk in a line.
Never Lonely with a Ferret
Your house will feel like new again when there is someone around all of the time- even if it’s just one little pet running around exploring every nook and cranny.
It could be hard at first until he or she gets used to your furniture (which might happen sooner than later), but soon enough, everything goes back to normal- well, as normal as things can get after having a baby ferret.
Lots of Playtimes
Ferrets love to play with you- or even on their own. They love to cuddle, wrestle with you, and they don’t need a lot of space- so if your living room is too small for them, that’s totally okay!
They’re just going to hide at the end of an armchair or under the bed when they want some alone time anyway. Basically, as soon as you come home from work, two little eyes are waiting patiently for playtime with dad right away!
Some ferrets will wait for their owners and start running to the front door or coming up to the owner and standing on their hind legs- you know, just for attention. These little guys are so cute that it’s hard NOT to start playing with them as soon as they come near!
If a ferret has an accident in your house (which is rare), all you have to do is use some paper towels; no need for a full carpet clean. The best thing about having a pet ferret over some other pets? No hairballs anywhere- not even in your bed! When was the last time anyone had a dog shed from head to toe? Yeah, me neither…
Ferrets learn their Names (too)
Yes. I know. A dog will learn his name and will come to you when you call him. But did you know that this is also true for ferrets? If you teach your ferret his name, he will actually come to you when called. This is a great way for kids to interact with their pets!
In the end, I think it’s safe to say that if you’re debating on whether or not to get a dog- go ahead and adopt one of these little furballs instead. They bring so much more joy into people’s lives than any other animal (including dogs).
Ferrets are better at being lap animals than Dogs?
Dogs can be huge and cumbersome in some cases; they don’t always care about hopping up onto your lap as ferrets do! Ferrets love nothing more than curling up in someone’s arms – sometimes even on their shoulder.