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Essential Ferret Checklist

Make sure you have these supplies on hand before your new ferret comes home.

By Deborah Jeans

Ferret Nova/©Courtesy of Miranda Wood
Ferrets need a lot more items than just food and a cage.

Before you bring home your new ferret friend, make sure you have these supplies on hand:

  • Cage—the bigger, the better—with an escape-proof latch.
  • Food with meat protein and high-fat content
  • Food and bowls that won't tip over
  • 16-ounce water bottle
  • Bedding materials, such as small pet beds or pet blankets
  • Cage litter
  • Toys—avoid soft latex or rubber cat or dog toys
  • Collar for I.D. purposes
  • Harness and leash
  • Pet carrier for trips in car

April 2, 2008, 5 a.m. EDT

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Thanks for the helpful info!
Eri, Galveston, TX
Posted: 7/23/2012 1:40:34 PM
checklist are good for when you are bringing home a new friend, i always feel like im forgetting something... *leaves ferrets at shelter while half way home..* x3
ashlee, east brunswick, NJ
Posted: 5/28/2012 7:10:26 AM
Thanks for the info :D
Erica, Denton, TX
Posted: 4/3/2012 9:07:20 PM
Ferrets and everthing they need costs around 600 dollars and you can purchase ferrets in most pet stores such as petsway,petco,petsmart,pet kingdom and many smaller pet stores plus try looking on i looked on there cause i want a ferret and i found many ferrets i loved!!plus they are reasonably priced 150 for pairs and 50 to 75 for single and most come with a cage and a bag of the food they eat.
Mia, Poplar Bluff, MO
Posted: 7/21/2011 6:27:12 AM
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