The Best For Your Ferret
Ferret Nation Cage
For this particular review we chose the Ferret Nation 182 Cage, as this seems to be the most popular option of all the current ferret nation cages. For anyone who has owned ferrets, Ferret Nation is considered to be the brand for ferret cages.
- This ferret cage is huge. This cage can house one ferret, or it can house six ferrets.
- This ferret nation ferret cage is customizable to include additional hammocks, levels, and litter pans with Ferret National Accessory Kits. It is also compatible with Marshall and Kaytee Brand Products.
- This cage can be separated into two separate cages. This can be particularly handy if your ferrets are suddenly not getting along, or if your ferrets need to be separated for medical reasons.
- This cage can also be repurposed for other small animals, such as chinchillas or birds, if your ferret is no longer in need of this particular cage
Prevue Hendryx Cage
- At this price, the Prevue Hendryx Feisty is a much more affordable option for ferret owners who are looking for value at a reasonable price.
- Like the Ferret Nation 182, the Prevue Hendryx Cage is made out of quality materials that will not be harmful to your ferret and will last for many years, even with rough wear and tear.
- This ferret cage is big enough for multiple ferrets.
- Extra storage space under the cage, as well as the wells for easy movement throughout the house.
- The bottom of the cage is wire, and below is a pan that can easily be removed for easy cleanup.
Kaytee Chew Proof Multi-Level Ferret Home
- This ferret cage is by far the most affordable cage out of these three, and while it is much smaller, it is still plenty of room for one to three ferrets.
- Out of the three cage options, this ferret cage is by far the easiest to assemble.
- Many ferret cage reviews put this cage in the category of a good starter cage. While it is not appropriate for large families of ferrets, it is good for your first ferret or two until you are in need of a bigger one.
Ferret Cage Drink Bottle
There are many different water bottles available for ferrets, but ferrets can be very particular creatures. If they do not like their water bottle, they are at a higher risk of becoming dehydrated. Don’t just use the water bottle that came with your ferret’s cage if your ferret doesn’t like it.
Instead, invest in a glass or BPA-free plastic water bottle, such as the Choco Nose No Drip Water Bottle. This water bottle is BPA free and will help to keep your ferret’s cage clean, as it won’t shrink and leak. The bracket system will also attach to any cage and is secure enough that your ferret will not be able to dislodge it.
Marshall Select Chicken Formula
Of all the brands of ferret foods on this list, Marshall brand ferret foods are among the most common to find in pet stores throughout the United States. Most pet stores throughout the country sell ferrets who came from Marshall certified breeders, and recommend continuing on with a Marshall diet after you bring your furry friend home. Marshall ferrets are guaranteed against genetic defects as long as they are registered and exclusively fed this food throughout their life.
Pros: Ferret owners often mention how much their ferrets enjoy this formula, and that their vets recommend utilizing this type of Marshall ferret food. Additionally, this ferret food is cost effective, particularly for buying in bulk for large ferret families.
Marshall Premium Ferret Diet
Pros: Marshall ferret food is very easy to find in most major pet stores, and is readily available online. Ferrets enjoy this formula, and vets recommend utilizing this type of Marshall ferret food. Additionally, this ferret food is cost effective, particularly for buying in bulk for large ferret families.
Wysong Archetype Chicken
Wysong Archetype has been promoted as the best compromise between a raw ferret food diet and standard kibble. Never heated above 118 degrees fahrenheit, it is still technically a raw diet.
Pros: Wysong Archetype Chicken is more than satisfactory in both crude protein content (44%) and crude fat (36%). Since it is freeze dried, it also has the lowest amount of crude fiber of any other ferret food on the market (.5%). These components will make sure that your ferrets maintain a healthy weight, soft shiny coat and that unnecessary carbohydrates don’t tax the digestive system.
Ferret Food – Wysong Epigen
Wysong Epigen 90 for ferrets is one of the many varieties made by this famous brand. Wysong has been a trusted brand for cats and dogs for years, and is a fantastic brand to keep your ferret healthy and happy.
Wysong Epigen has one of the highest crude proteins on the market at 62% protein, and also has an adequate amount of fat (20%). Wysong Epigen also ensures that ferrets are getting needed antioxidants and probiotics in their kibble, helping to keep their immune system strong.
Kaytee Paw-Print Ferret Petware Bowl
Ferrets can be notoriously hard to shop for and can be picky about their surroundings, and shopping for their food bowls are no different. The Kaytee Paw-Print Petware Bowl is durable and functional for even the most difficult ferret.
Pros: This Kaytee Paw-Print Petware Bowl is definitely a cute option for your ferret’s cage or throughout your home as a snack station. This bowl is heavy duty, and the paint will not chip nor will the bowl break through everyday use, meaning that it will be difficult for your ferret to ingest paint or bowl pieces as a result of this Kaytee bowl breaking or being used roughly.
Note: This bowl does not have a way to attach to wire cages, so it can easily be moved around by a bored ferret friend.
Ferret Nation Accessories Pack
One of the most important ferret supplies is accessories for their cage. A ferret needs to stay caged while they are not supervised, as they can quickly get into spaces that they aren’t supposed to. Additionally, ferrets sleep between 16 and 18 hours per day, so it is important to ensure that where they sleep is comfortable and secure.
The Accessories Kit 3 will fit both Ferret Nation and Critter Nation cages and contains one cozy cube, one blanket, one tunnel, and one hanging hammock. Given your furry friend may spend a decent amount of time in their cage, your ferret needs plenty of room to stretch out, sleep, and keep themselves entertained.
Kaytee Pet Sleep-E Tent Super Sleeper
The Kaytee Pet Sleep-E Tent Super Sleeper is fantastic for ferrets and their owners who appreciate a quality and versatile ferret bed.
Pros: The Kaytee Sleep-E Tent is versatile in a number of different ways. It can be hung either has a tent or a hammock, depending on how much space you have to work with, how many ferrets are in the cage, and what your ferrets prefer. Additionally, it can be attached to the wires or top of almost any type of ferret cage. It is also fairly easy to clean, either by hand or in the washing machine. Ferrets who like to snuggle underneath fabric definitely enjoy the hole in which to climb into the tent, as well as the enclosed feeling of this bed. It can also be partially unzipped for more customization within the cage.
Note: There are a couple of things to note about this product before purchase. It is fairly small, so if you have more than two adult ferrets, or if your ferrets are on the larger side, you will need an additional bed or two in their cage. Furthermore, the fleece lining on the inside of the tent/hammock comes off easily if your ferret scratches at it, or if care is not taken during cleaning. Additionally, ferret owners who have young ferrets or particularly destructive ferrets note that this bed does not hold up for long under constant biting or scratching.
Marshall Pet Products Hanging Monkey Hammock For Ferrets
The Marshall Hanging Monkey Hammock For Ferrets is adorable, soft, warm, and definitely ferret approved. Many ferret owners note that this bed is preferred to other hammocks and hanging beds.
Pros: Marshall is well known for their quality beds and hammocks, and the Monkey hammock may be one of the most popular options. The straps adjust easily, so it can easily fit your cage whether it is small or oversized. It is also big enough for two to three ferrets to snuggle up and nap together. During colder weather, ferrets can sleep underneath the top layer of fabric, but can also curl up on top of the fabric as well. It can also be easily thrown in the washing machine if it becomes soiled.
Note: Ferrets love this hammock, which can definitely be the downfall of this monkey. Ferrets are very texture oriented, and may rip out the fleece lining, or chew off the straps. Additionally, the fleece can be accidentally ingested, which if consumed in large quantities, can lead to intestinal blockage, so it is important to check on the fleece regularly and remove any loose pieces. Additionally, the area between the two layers is fairly small, so if you have more than one ferret and they are snuggling in that area, often times you will find butts, heads, and feet sticking out due to lack of room.
Ferrets Love The Prosper Pet Cat Tunnel
This large tunnel may be made for cats and small dogs, but also makes a great playground for your ferrets. This tunnel has three separate openings, plus a peep hole in the top, and is made of a durable material.
Pros: Unlike plastic tunnels, this tunnel is made from a material that ferrets do not tend to chew on, leading it to a longer life of the product and less stress that your ferret will harm their teeth or swallow something they shouldn’t. This tunnel is also collapsible, which makes it easier to store or move as necessary. Ferrets tend to like making toys during their play, and are drawn to the crinkling material that lines one of the tunnels.
A Great Tunnel To Add To Your Ferret Toys
These crinkly collapsible cat tunnels make great toys for ferrets, and are made from quality materials so you do not have to worry about the safety of your pets. This pack contains two tunnels; both are ten inches in diameter, while one is thirty-five inches long and the other is eighteen inches long.
Pros: Ferrets love to stalk and tumble with each other, and these tubes provide ample room for play with each other as well as friendly dogs and cats in your home. Ferrets tend to love the crinkly material, and the hanging balls at one entrance of each of these tubes add for an extra level of fun that other pet tunnels simply do not provide. These are also easily collapsible, and with virtually no assembly required, it can be stored away or moved to other locations quite easily. The company that manufactures this tunnel also provides a two year warranty and 100% money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.
Pet Ferret Toy Balls
This pack of balls contains three 2 inch balls that your ferrets will quickly gravitate towards and become their ferrets favorite toys.
Pros: Ferrets love balls and textured toys, so it should not be surprising to any owners that ferrets love these three balls. Two rubber balls and one rope ball ensures that your ferrets will stay entertained during play time, and these balls are large enough that you will not have to worry about your ferrets choking on a too small toy. You can also insert some of your ferret’s favorite treats into one of these balls, giving your ferrets additional drive to play with these toys. These balls are made out of non-toxic materials, so you can rest assure that your ferrets are not playing with something dangerous for them.
Note: as with any type of toy, it is important to regularly inspect your ferret’s toys to ensure that no fabric or plastic has broken off and been ingested by your ferrets. Swallowing pieces of these toys can result in life threatening intestinal blockages.
Marshall Ferret Harness and Lead
Ferrets love to explore new environments, and the Marshall Ferret Harness and Lead helps to keep your ferret safe and secure while outside or in a new territory.
Pros: This fully adjustable harness will fit even the largest of ferrets and is fairly easy to get on even the squirmiest of ferrets. While many harnesses on the market are designed vaguely for small animals and can fit ferrets incorrectly, whereas this harness is designed specifically for the anatomy of a ferret and will be the most comfortable and secure option for most ferrets. Additionally, most ferret owners enjoy the wide variety of vibrant colors available to accessorize their ferrets in style.
Note: If your ferret is very small it maybe able to wriggle out of this harness, so before taking your ferret outside make sure to test the harness for a few minutes around your home to ensure that it fits your ferret correctly or that they won’t try to escape.
Shiny Pet Nail Clippers
Shiny Pet Nail Clippers are great for your ferrets tiny nails, are easy to use, and are made from quality materials to last.
Pros: Clipping your ferret’s nails are an important part of keeping your ferret healthy, but this chore is generally not fun for either ferrets or their owners. These easy to use clippers will make this chore a little less painful for all involved. These clippers are small enough to use safely on your ferrets tiny nails, and the rubber coated handles will help you keep your grip steady while cutting. These clippers are shaped in a way that they follow the natural curve of the nail to ensure you do not cut your ferret’s nails too close to the quick, which can cause pain and discomfort. This product also comes with a guidebook to help you cut your ferret’s nails easily and cut down the stress for all parties involved. The company also provides a 100% money back guarantee.
Pro Pet Works Hypoallergenic Organic Oatmeal and Aloe Shampoo Plus Conditioner
Pro Pet Works Shampoo Plus Conditioner is a fantastic shampoo option to make the most out of your ferret’s bathtime.
Pros: Baths are an essential part of keeping your ferrets healthy, particularly during shedding season to help with the itching and decrease the risk of hairballs. This shampoo/conditioner contains aloe vera, which will help keep your ferret soft and shiny, and does not contain alcohol, sulfates, fragrances, or soap that would exacerbate itchiness or strip the coat of natural oils. This company is deeply committed to caring for the earth as well as your pet, so this shampoo is biodegradable and contains no animal byproducts.
Note: This company stands behind this product, so if you are not completely satisfied there is a 100% money back guarantee. If you notice that your ferrets have sensitive skin and are irritated by this particular formula and develop rashes you should use a different formula.
8 in 1 Ferretvite High Calorie Vitamin Supplement
Ferretvite High Calorie Vitamin Supplement is perfect for picky ferrets and ferrets who have lost weight due to stress, illness, or surgery.
Pros: Ferrets have a tendency to be rather picky eaters, so it is important to find something that ferrets love that will help them get back up to a healthy weight after being sick or adoption. This product will help in two ways: by promoting a healthy appetite as well as providing much needed calories. Almost everyone who has tried this ferret supplement with their furry friends report that their ferrets are obsessed with this product, and look forward to getting their vitamins. This product includes vitamins and has a high fat content as well, which will keep a ferret’s coat shiny, their mind sharp, and provide them with much needed energy.
Note: While there are some definite benefits of this product, it is also important to be mindful about how much you are giving your ferret. Part of the reason that ferrets love Ferretvite is the high sugar content from molasses. While a little bit won’t hurt a healthy ferret, ferrets who have been struggling with pancreatic problems such as diabetes or insulinoma may see their symptoms exacerbated as a result, which can be deadly. It is important to only use this product as directed and ask your veterinarian if you are unsure if this product is right for your ferret.
Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator
Accidents happen, and ferret waste has a distinct smell to it. Rocco and Roxie Professional Strength Stain and Odor Eliminator is great for getting stubborns smells and unsightly stains out from your carpets.
Pros: Rocco and Roxie Stain and Odor Eliminator is great for ferret owners as it doesn’t just disguise the stain, it works to completely remove the stain and any associated odors. This stain remover works with enzymes that break down the odor causing ammonia as well as any solid matter, but is still safe to use on any surface, and you can use it around children and pets without as having the worry about the negative effects of chlorine bleach or other harsh cleaners. This cleanser will also help to deter your ferret from using the same spot on the carpet as a makeshift litter box repeatedly.
Note: This product works best for new stains and odors, and will not work as well on old, deeply set in stains. Additionally, this eliminator only protects and deters your ferret from the small area it has been used on, but will not protect the surrounding area.
Ferret Travel Cage
As any ferret owner knows, ferrets can be particularly stubborn and obstinate pets, and even traveling a short distance can be difficult if your ferret is being difficult. Having the right carrier, such as the IRIS Deluxe Pet Travel Carrier, can make a world of difference.
Pros: Most travel cages that are built for ferrets are a soft bodied fabric option, and many people buy them thinking of their ferrets comfort. Unfortunately, many of those comfortable options that seem luxe at the time of purchase actually don’t hold up when a determined ferret decides to chew or scratch their way up. The IRIS deluxe pet travel carrier is ideal for ferrets for a couple of different reasons. As a hard body cage, it is durable and ferrets will not be able to escape. Additionally, if used for a ferret, it is sufficiently roomy for your ferret, and can be used to transport multiple ferrets at a time. It also comes in with a clip in food bowl for those longer car rides, and if necessary, does meet most airline requirements for animal transportation, though it is not advised to fly with your ferret unless it is unavoidable.
Ferret Litter Pan
Ferrets are incredibly intelligent creatures, and can easily be trained to use a litter box, though they may never be as accurate about using a litter box as a cat would be. With a little bit of encouragement and the right ferret supplies, you can easily litter box train your ferret, and you can read about our suggestions on how to litter box train here.
There are a couple of different options for ferrets, but Marshall’s brand high back litter box is one of the best. Many owners recognize that their ferret needs to back into a corner to relieve themselves, and this tray leaves your ferret enough room to back into their corner of choice, and the high back ensures that litter and waste stay in the litter box where they belong.
Whether or not you specifically litter box train your ferret, litter is one of the ferret supplies you will need to invest in. Ferrets have delicate respiratory systems and can be negatively impacted by dusty litters, so it is important to buy the correct litter for your ferret’s needs. Ferrets should not use clay or clumping litters designed for cat use. Utilize a recycled paper pellet litter, such as Yesterday’s News, as these are plenty absorbent, clean up easy, and are safe for your ferret.
So Phresh Paper Pellet Small Animal Litter, 20 lbs.
So Phresh Paper Pellet Litter is a low dust, ferret friendly option to help encourage your ferret to utilize their litter box, and will help keep the area around your ferret’s cage smelling fresh as well.
Pros: So Phresh Litter is an ideal litter to use for your ferrets for a number of different reasons. As many ferret owners and admirers know, ferrets have the potential to be particularly stinky animals, especially when there are multiple ferrets living together. So Phresh contains baking soda, which can help cut down on the odor without being detrimental to your ferret’s health. Additionally, the environmentally friendly paper litter also does not crumble apart like other pellet litter options, and absorbs liquids well. Since it is a low dust option, your ferret’s lungs and sinuses stay free of debris that can cause issues.
DuraScoop Jumbo Cat Litter Scoop
The DuraScoop Jumbo Cat Litter Scoop is an aluminum litter scoop that is lightweight, easy to use, and has been a bestseller on the market for over 15 years.
Pros: The DuraScoop, while designed for clay and clumping cat litters initially, is a great option for the paper pellet litter you use with your ferret. This scoop is made completely of aluminum, and is heavy duty enough to scoop even the biggest scoops of litter and waste. The handle is coated with rubber for comfort, but is not coated with any material on the handle or the scoop that would chip off or corrode, so it will not rust and will last you for years.
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