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Which Ferret Cages Are Best?

By Tim Bell

Really nice zoos (like the one in San Diego, for example) are the way they are because of exceptional presentation. The animals are kept in clean, spacious confines that are often a close copy of their natural habitats. They’re happy, well cared for and it shows. Owners of pets such as ferrets (that require regular confinement to an enclosure) have a similar opportunity to provide their animals with nurturing environments. Your choice of ferret cages will significantly affect your pet’s health and happiness too.

Perhaps you’ve also witnessed the other side of the coin — a zoo that’s not so well-maintained and leaves much to be desired in the area of housing for the animals. Maybe the cages are too small or overcrowded. Whatever the nature of the deficiency, you know these animals aren’t as happy (or healthy) as their brethren fortunate enough to be living the ‘plush’ life.

Getting back to the discussion about pet ferrets, it’s basically the same thing just on a smaller scale. Ferrets are inquisitive and exploratory animals and when they’re not being personally supervised in their activity they’re best kept in an enclosure of some type. Here’s where you might want to pay special attention to your options.

It’s easy enough to find cheap cages out there. Just like everything else, the Internet is chock-full of purveyors of pet supplies and items specific to ferret owners. It’s also not uncommon for someone to find an item at a garage sale that they think could be USED to house their ferret(s). Maybe it’s an old, cracked aquarium or a birdcage (or even a dog carrier/crate).

For best results it’s highly recommended you only consider purchasing a cage made specifically to house ferrets. A well-designed and manufactured ferret cage will provide the safety your pet requires and also be stimulating to him (or her). It will also provide your pet with plenty of room to play and explore. It should also make maintenance easy and convenient (this part is for YOU).

To house a single animal, cage size should be at least two feet square and three feet tall. This is as a minimum but remember, bigger is better. The more room your critter has to romp around the happier he’ll be. There are hundreds upon hundreds of different models of cages available and, being designed specifically for this type of animal, most are built with his habits and natural tendencies in mind.

A ferret cage should have adequate ventilation and needs plenty of airflow (one reason aquariums don’t work well). The typical material of choice for cage construction is wire and this is best. Some will incorporate the use of plastics but these should be a type that can’t be chewed or ingested by the occupant. Every size, style, shape and price is readily available… From a single story (ranch style) to a five-story ‘high-rise’ (and every configuration in between).

Ferret cages having lots of room (and lots of levels) will naturally prompt ferrets to be more active and lively. This, in turn, will also make them more entertaining. They will be happier and so will you. It’s definitely worth it!

If you are looking for more information on ferret cages then be sure to check out TW Bell’s site. TW Bell has been involved in small animal business for 20 years. Stop by to see our marchioro ferret cage to see if they fit in your home.

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Bell, Tim "Which Ferret Cages Are Best?." Which Ferret Cages Are Best?. 26 Jun. 2010. uberarticles.com. 30 Sep 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/home-and-family/ferret-cages-of-every-kind/>.

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