Ferret Diet: What Can Ferrets Eat?

Ferrets have a very specialist diet, which must be carefully met in captivity if they are to remain fit and healthy. Here’s what the caring pet owner needs to know… What Do Ferrets Eat in the Wild? Ferrets are mustelids – related to stoats, weasels and otters. As you might imagine from this lifestyle, ferrets […]

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How to Breed Ferrets

Ferrets are entertaining and inquisitive animals that make excellent pets. They’re sociable creatures that love to interact with their owners, others pets, and other ferrets. Breeding ferrets, however, is not as simple as placing a male and female together. If you are thinking about bringing some baby ferrets into the world, you will need to […]

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EU Pet Passport Scheme

European Pet Travel: The Pet Travel Scheme and Pet Passports You are responsible for ensuring your pet is fit for travel. All animals can carry diseases and illnesses that can easily be spread to pets and wildlife in European Union countries. If you are planning on taking your pet abroad, make sure you are clued […]

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Essential Guide to a Smooth Pet Relocation

A pet isn’t just for Christmas, a pet is for life and this includes if you decide to move abroad. Whether you have a cat, dog, hamster or budgie, pets are part of the family and so if you decide to relocate you can’t leave them behind. It may be added stress arranging the relocation […]

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What is the Difference Between a Ferret and a Polecat?

History and Origins Both ferrets and polecats belong to the weasel family. The European polecat can be found living in the wild in western Eurasia and north Morocco and now many are bred in captivity as a domesticated polecat. It is the sole ancestor of the domesticated ferret. They are thought to have been first […]

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How Can I Train My Ferret to Use a Litter Tray?

Many assume that ferrets are outdoor pets, perhaps because they are similar to the weasels and stoats we see in the countryside. However, many ferrets live very happily inside, just like house rabbits. The one area where your ferret may need some help is with using the litter tray. Whilst we train puppies to go […]

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Ferret Caging & Housing

Ferrets are highly active and playful animals that consequently require considerable space when confined to a cage. All the same, unless you are able to provide a room-sized cage for your pet, it is recommended that your ferret(s) are allowed to come out for regular exercise. This exercise time should ideally be provided daily, in […]

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Which Ferries Allow Dogs on Board?

Thanks to the European Pet Passport Scheme its easier than ever before to take your pet to Europe. Fortunately, a surprising number of ferries allow the transportation of pets within their guidelines. In this article we’re going to take a closer look at some of the options available to you if you’re travelling to Ireland, […]

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What Every Dog Owner Needs To Know About Canine Distemper

If there one canine disease which strikes fear into the minds of pet owners it is canine distemper. It is a serious condition which spreads rapidly through infected individuals and can affect many internal functions. If left untreated canine distemper can be fatal and even dogs who survive can be left with life-long ongoing symptoms. […]

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