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Domestic ferret, ferret (Latin Mustela putorius furo) – the name of one of the most popular pets in our time. The ferret is essentially a domesticated form of the wild forest ferret. From his wild relatives he got a small elongated, but very flexible body with a fairly long tail, as well as a thick and very soft fur. The difference between a domesticated and a wild ferret is approximately the same as that between a dog and a wolf.
Ferrets joined the list of domesticated animals about 800 years ago. Initially, they were used to hunt rabbits, but in the twentieth century it became fashionable to keep ferrets at home as a favorite.
How many domestic ferrets live
If you decide to get these touching animals, then this is not the last question that arises before you get a pet – for how many years will this very pet please you?
If we examine this question in detail regarding ferrets, we come to complete uncertainty. Different sources provide information that ranges from 2-4 to 10-12 years.
In practice, everything turns out to be much more trivial. The fact is that the wild ferret lives 2-4 years, due to the difficult survival conditions in the wild. A home, with the proper care of loving owners, will not part with them for 8-10 years.
How to keep a ferret at home
A domestic ferret is a dream for those who have always dreamed of having a cat, but were afraid of spoiled furniture. A ferret will never gnaw wires or encroach on your shoes.
Due to its small size, the maintenance of such a pet will not become a problem in a small apartment.
Unlike the same cats, you can not be afraid that your apartment will smell bad. Excrement and urine of ferrets hardly smell. And domestic ferrets almost do not use special ductal glands, and if desired, they can be removed surgically.
The ferret coexists easily with other animals in the apartment. Dogs, cats and other ferrets easily become good friends.
The domestic ferret easily gets used to the lifestyle of its owner. When no one is home, he sleeps. When the owner returns, he is awake, and ready to communicate.
Care for domestic ferrets
Buying such an exotic animal for our country, it is imperative to learn how to care for this curiosity.
A ferret is an animal with strong immunity, which, with proper care and feeding regimen, minimizes their illness.
Caring for a ferret means daily feeding, drinking and cleaning the toilet. Each week it is worth replacing their “nesting bedding”. Also, remember to periodically trim the claws; when molting – combing hair. From water procedures – bathing in the bathroom.
From time to time it is necessary to walk with a ferret, but always on a harness: without it, the pet will easily run away.
What vaccinations are needed for domestic ferrets?
The first time a ferret is vaccinated at the age of 2.5 – 3 months. During the first vaccination, a veterinary passport is placed on your pet, in which notes are made on the dates of deworming and vaccinations. They also enter information about the animal and the owner.
Mandatory stages of vaccination:
– 10 days before the vaccination (that is, not earlier than 2 months 20 days old) conduct a general examination of the ferret and deworming (Parasicide suspension is sweet for kittens or drontal)
– vaccination: Nobivac DHPPI, Nobivac Lepto
– quarantine 21 days
– rabies vaccination revaccination: Nobivac DHPPI, Nobivac Lepto, Nobivac Rabies
– quarantine from 10 to 21 days.
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