Oftentimes when people think of getting a pet that strays from the norm, they think about animals that reside mainly in the tropical rainforest. This is because there is some kind of allure about the rainforest that makes it seem exotic, wild, and unknown.
However, you don’t have to take your mind to a place that is thousands of miles away in order to think of weird animals that you can have as pets. There are plenty of interesting creatures that you can find right here in North America that are somewhat odd yet fun to own.
One of these kinds of animals is a ferret. These incredible creatures belong to the animal family of weasels. They have a unique look and can provide hours of entertainment from watching ferret videos of them wearing ferret clothes and performing various antics.
There is a common misconception that ferrets (such as the black footed ferret) belong to the family of rodents. However, their classification puts them in the family Mustelidae, which belongs to weasels.
These furry creatures can be found in many parts of the United States. They often get a bad rap because they can exhibit aggressive behavior and bite. However, if they are raised correctly as a pet, they can be fun loving, gentle, and kind.
I know this first hand because I am a proud owner of several ferrets. They’re lovely animals and a joy to own. However, taking care of them properly can be hard, especially if you do not have experience with them.
If you want to get a ferret and are hesitant because you don’t know how to care for one, do not fret. I was once in your position. I didn’t know the proper way to feed, bathe, or even handle a ferret! However, I really wanted to own one.
So how did I go from total ferret novice to a proud owner of not one but several ferrets? Well, I’ll tell you. In doing research on owning and caring for ferrets, I stumbled upon the Ferret Care Guide. This handy book let me in on all of the secrets to taking care of these cute weasels.
In this article, I’m going to share with you a little about my experience with owning a ferret and how this guide helped me immensely. Trust me, if you’re at all remotely interested in getting a ferret, or if you already have one, you’ll definitely want to buy this informative guide. Read on to find out more about it!
My First Ferret
Before we get into the guide, I want you to have a little bit of background information about me so that you can see how this amazing piece of literature totally changed things for an ordinary guy who likes ferrets.
Growing up, I was always interested in small mammals. I loved rodents such as squirrels and chipmunks, but I also was very interested in weasels as well, such as wolverines, otters, and ferrets.
I learned early on that there is a key distinction between weasels and rodents. One of these distinctions is that rodents are largely omnivorous and eat a lot of plants, while weasels are much more carnivorous and are also predatory.
This discrepancy between the two types of mammals would definitely play a role in picking a pet later on in life.
After I graduated from college and got a steady job, I knew that I wanted to have some sort of animal friend at my apartment. However, since I live in Los Angeles, many apartment rental companies (including mine) don’t allow large animals to be in the apartments.
I didn’t want to get a dog or a cat, and I knew that I had a love for small, furry, and somewhat strange mammals. I decided after much liberation that it would be great fun to get myself a ferret.
I went to the pet store the next day and did just that. I brought it home and had great fun playing with it for the first week. However, after a little while, I noticed that my ferret started to smell really bad. Over the next few weeks, the smell got worse and worse. My apartment neighbors began to complain. I was starting to stress out.
To make matters worse, other problems were starting to present themselves in my ferret. He was starting to get a little bit more aggressive, and at times, he would bite me or my friends.
Getting bitten by any animal is worse enough, but ferret bites hurt especially badly, so I knew that I would need to get to the bottom of this stinking and biting as soon as possible.
I looked all over the internet and I kept seeing the same advice over and over again. I was slowly getting more and more discouraged about the prospects of having my ferret for much longer. I was about to find a new home for the little guy when an obscure ferret care blog mentioned that the Ferret Care Guide was a resource worth checking out.
After reading the first few pages, I was shocked at the information it was presenting. It revealed secrets to me that I had no knowledge of, such as:
- The proper way to bathe your ferret (most owners are doing it wrong)
- How to properly train your ferret to use the litter box
- Techniques for helping your ferret to become more friendly
- Tricks of using silence to increase your ferret’s obedience
I was so amazed that this guide had a wealth of information and knowledge that was totally unbeknownst to me. To boot, the guide was written by a ferret expert who had dedicated their entire life to understanding ferret behavior and functions.
Ferret Care Guide Review
It’s safe to say that ferret care guides are pretty rare. Since there are not a lot of people who own weasels as pets, it is hard to find a definitive care guide like this one.
I’m mentioning all of this to say that ferret owners need to have a guide like this. A lot of us are in the dark about what to do with certain behaviors of this animal. Some of us don’t even know what ferret cages to get for our furry friends.
Getting this guide turned me on to a lot of great facts about these animals as well as owning and caring for them. If you choose to get this guide, you’ll learn awesome, helpful information such as:
- Where to find the best ferrets for sale
- The top reason why ferrets can start smelling bad (and how to fix it)
- Technology that prevents ferrets from nipping
- Great bonding exercises that you can do with your ferret
Obviously, the guide contains much more useful knowledge than what I just told you, so make sure that you go pick up a copy of this book for yourself so that you get all of those good tips and tricks into your brain!
As far as ferret care goes, there is not a better book out there than the Ferret Care Guide. If you’re looking to get a ferret or already own one, then I highly suggest that you look into getting a copy.
Owning a ferret can be hard work and frustrating at times. However, you can make it easy and fun through learning the things that this great handbook teaches. Get started on it today!