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Ferrets USA: The World Around Them

Healthy environments lead to happy ferrets.

By Jennifer Mons McLaughlin

Politicians and activists are spending millions of dollars to get the message out that taking care of our environment is crucial to our well-being. It’s no wonder this issue has been given so much attention. Without a decent and livable environment, humans would cease to exist. When it comes to our ferrets, they also need a comfortable environment that takes many factors into consideration. Responsible pet owners who take the necessary steps to provide a great environment will have happy and healthy pets.

All ferret owners love their fuzzies, and there is no question that most ferrets live in a loving environment. However, as the old saying goes, ferrets cannot live on love alone. Whether you’ve just begun the journey in parenting ferrets or you’re an old pro, it’s never too soon or too late to examine your ferrets’ environment and make sure it’s meeting their every need.

Beyond The Basics
When first-time ferret owners begin assessing their new pet’s needs, the obvious accessories come to mind: food, cage, water bottle, food bowl, toys, bedding and maybe something special, like a hammock.

Many owners spend so much time thinking and figuring out the obvious, that they tend to overlook more obscure, yet crucial, environmental factors.

**For the full article, pick up the 2008 issue of Ferrets USA or click here to buy the issue.**

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