Ferret Care: Ferret Suitable Cages
-To provide the best ferret care, try as much as possible to keep your pet ferrets indoors. Outdoor ferrets DO NOT live for long! They demand that some conditions be met to live comfortably, for example, by giving monthly heartworm preventatives like ivermectin.
-The cage should be:
- Well ventilated,
- Have a solid floor,
- Be escape-proof (ferrets are escape artists-if they can fit their heads, their bodies will fit),
- Big enough to accommodate two ferrets.
-Place the cage away from sunlight. They get heatstroke in hot environments.
-Ferrets also DO NOT like high humidity!
-Your ferrets shouldn’t stay in the cage for too long, that’s why it’s important to have a playpen, which if you have space should surround their cage (see image below)
JUST AN IDEA FOR FERRET ORGANISATION
Let’s take a look at the best ferret cages
OPTION # 1. Double Unit Ferret Nation Cages or Critter Nation Cages
This option is used by most ferret owners.
These cages are the easiest to clean. They may be pricey, but are the best for ferrets. The difference between the critter nation and the ferret nation is the spacing between bars. The critter nation has smaller spacing than the ferret nation.
The Double (as shown in the image on the left) is preferred. However, if you are tight on budget, get a single first and then you can add on another single on top later. We will show you below how the single looks in option 2.
See how the double ferret or critter nation looks on video:
Where Do You Get The Ferret Or Critter Nation Cage?
US: MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Double Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 162) Includes 2 leak-Proof Pans, 2 Shelves, 3 Ramps w/ Ramp Covers & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 24″W x 63″H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders
OPTION # 2. Single Unit Ferret Nation Cages or Critter Nation Cages
- As mentioned above, this is a single unit.
- It is not very suitable, but can be used if you are on a budget and then later on add a top layer to it to make it a double unit.
- To ensure you are providing the best ferret care when having this, let your ferret out as many times as possible for exercise.
See a video of this cage being used.
Where do you get this cage?
US#1. MidWest Deluxe Critter Nation Single Unit Small Animal Cage (Model 161) Includes 1 Leak-Proof Pans, 1 Shelf, 1 Ramps w/ Ramp Cover & 4 locking Wheel Casters, Measures 36″L x 25″W x 38.5″H Inches, Ideal for Dagus, Rats, Ferrets, Sugar Gliders
What About The Top Layer We Talked About Adding Later?
As you can see, having bought the single unit, you can later on buy the top unit if you are on a tight budget.
Where Do You Get The Top Layer?
OPTION #3. Savic Suite Royale Navy Blue Small Animal Cage 95 x 63 x 159 cm Also Known as Savic Rat & Ferret Cage Royal Suite 95
This cage basically works the same way as the Midwest Critter Nation.
How will it look in Your House?
Where do you get this cage?
The Savic Suite Royal XL resembles the above cage but slightly bigger. Where can you find it?
1.UK: Savic Suite Royal XL
2. UK: Savic Suite Royal XL Cage
3. Uk: Savic Suite Royal XL
OPTION #4. FERPLAST FERRET CAGE, GREY
This is another option you can go for if you find it affordable. It can fit quite a number of ferrets. With the size, you can be sure it will provide the best ferret care when it comes to cages.
Ferret Care: See a short clip.
Where do You Get The Ferplast Ferret Cage?
OPTION #5. DIY
Other individuals make DIY ferret cages. Here are a few videos for practical understanding.