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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What to Feed Ferrets for the Perfect Diet?

Long gone are the days of feeding ferrets premium cat food like back in the 80s. As time has progressed, ferret research has revealed that our fury friends have a high metabolic rate and function best on eight to 10 small meals per day. Ferrets are strict carnivores who need a high energy, high protein […]

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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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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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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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Ferrets as Pets

Ferrets are animals which can divide even the biggest pet fans. Some people base their opinions on rumours and hearsay, assuming that ferrets smell bad, bite regularly and generally make bad pets. Still others, however, know people who have ferrets and understand what fantastic pets they can make when you follow some simple guidance. Indeed, […]

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Gatwick Airport Pet Travel

If you are flying out of or into England, there is every chance you will be arriving or departing from London Gatwick (LGW), the second-largest airport in the UK. Every year millions of people and thousands of animals pass through the two terminals the airport has to offer jetting off to destinations all over the […]

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Pet Travel to Ireland: What You Need to Know

Taking a trip to Ireland and can’t leave your beloved pet behind? Whether you’re travelling to visit family, for work, a holiday or to relocate you don’t need to travel without your pet. Taking pets abroad can be a long complicated process but as long as you’re clued up on the rules and regulations for […]

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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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