1. Adequate Housing ~ Make sure the cage bars or wire isn’t too far apart for a kit to get out or worse, get their head stuck. Have a hammock set up for lounging and blankets for snuggling up in.
2. Litter ~ Wood pellets, equine pellets, or yesterdays news. Absolutely no rock, dust or clumping litter. Ferrets have very sensitive respiratory systems.
3. Raw ~ We feed our kits raw from 3 weeks of age and whole prey. We expect you to continue on with the feeding of raw at least once a day, preferably more. Unless Previously discussed and arranged.
4. Kibble ~ If kibble fed food must be kept down 24/7. Some good quality kibbles are Natures Variety Raw Boost, Wellness Core, Wysong, Orijen
5. Toys ~ Ferrets love to play and war dance jingly balls, tunnels, dig boxes, ball pits, toys dangling from a strings, chirping toys and light up balls are a favorite. ( No Latex or Rubber )
6. Water bottle ~ Kits will have access to both water bottles and heavy bowls full of water. It is your preference really on which you choose to you.
7. Veterinarian ~ Make sure you have a vet near you that knows about ferrets and is confident in treating them. Especially if you are wanting to vaccinate, spay or neuter.
8. Ferret Proof ~ Block up holes and remove foam/rubber items. If eaten it could cause a blockage. Stair cases should be enclosed or blocked off so the kit can’t jump or fall off from a far height. All nooks and crannies should be closed up tight. Make sure to check under dishwashers and fridges.
Bringing Your Kit Home Bringing home your new kit is exciting but you have to remember it is also a BIG transition for the kit. They will be away from there siblings and everything familiar. Although we do our best to prepare them for the move, it is still a big change to a little kit. Don’t overwhelm them remember to take things slowly. Although we socialise them around our cat, and dogs and everyday household noises like the vacuum and tv all the different smells will have them a bit nervous and unsure.
Give them a couple of days to settle into their new home and get use to all the sounds and smells around them. Cuddle them and talk to them so they start to recognise your voice. After a day or two and they have had a chance to settle down some slowly introduce them to the play area. If it is indoors, only let them explore one room at first. Taking things slow with your kit will help them with their confidence and make the transition a lot smoother for you and your baby.