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Encouraging Ferret Play

Have fun with your ferret to improve its health.

By Erika Sorocco

ferret tugging on tail of stuffed ferret toyAs walking, talking human beings with the ability to vocalize our likes and dislikes, we choose which stores we want to shop in, carefully select the foods we eat, and only participate in extracurricular activities that we enjoy. But what about the ferrets in our lives? The ferrets we come home to at night that are always up for a cuddle? They may not have the ability to say yes or no out loud, but when it comes to playtime, they, just like us, know what tickles their fancy and what doesn’t. Take this into consideration when attempting to encourage or initiate play.

Now is the time to learn the intricacies of ferret play — from new games to try, to tips on correctly interpreting body language. Your guides in this are ferret owners who have discovered, through their own trial and error, what works and what doesn’t in the world of fuzzy fun!

For the full article, pick up the 2012 issue of Ferrets USA or click here to buy the issue.

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