HR 669 and How It Might Affect You and Your Pets

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Regular readers know that I tend to avoid political topics in this blog. They’re too contentious, and there are many sides to every issue. However, there is a bill currently being considered by the United States … Read More

Touchy Situation: When a Friend or Family Member Mistreats a Pet

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Sadly, most people have been in a situation in which they’ve witnessed someone close to them mistreating a pet. Whether it’s your college roommate giving alcohol to the fraternity cat, or your aging mother beginning to … Read More

A Nice Flickr Show About Ferrets

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Do you like ferrets? Here are some nice pictures by my friend Guilherme Zühlke O’Connor (Gui) of his ferrets! Enjoy. Original Source: http://flickr.com/photos/guioconnor/tags/ferrets/show (there’s video on the original source)

Incompatible Pets

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I love my many pets, and they all get along fairly well, even the cat and rats. Interactions between pets of different species can be fascinating and humorous. However, there are certain common pets that simply … Read More

Pet Ownership in a Down Economy: Making Toys at Home

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With the current financial crisis, if you’re not cutting back on expenses already, it’s likely that you will be soon. Pet parents are feeling the crunch even more than those without pets. It can be hard … Read More

When Is It Time To Take Your Small Animal To The Vet?

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Every pet owner should maintain a good working relationship with a veterinarian. Owners of multiple types of pets, particularly exotic or unusual pets, may need several veterinarians. However, sometimes the decision to take a pet, particularly … Read More

PetLvr Mailbag: An Injured Feral

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Dear PetLvr Mailbag … Okay, a 1-2 year old male feral/stray/whatever cat moved into my back yard. Got attacked by, I think, a raccoon, as the possums left and I have a few kits, one mom, … Read More

Changes Afoot at Petco

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Let me begin by saying that, as a pet rat owner and fancier, I detest the mill-style breeding that Rainbow Exotics practices. As a result of these conditions, as well as the treatment of animals seen … Read More

Top Five Myths About Pet Adoption

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Many people seeking a new pet bypass the adoption option for one reason or another. While there are certainly some situations in which purchasing from a reputable, responsible breeder is ideal, consider this list of five … Read More

Ferret Vaccinations Are A Good Idea

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Ferrets are typically vaccinated against rabies and canine distemper The first is rare, even rarer in ferrets. But the fear of catching rabies from a bite is so intense that many will choose to get the … Read More

Kitten Vs Ferret

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Aw … Kittens .. Ferrets .. together … 🙂 Kitten Vs Ferret – Click here for this week’s top video clips

Dealing With Ferret Odors

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Ferrets, like many of the cousins in the weasel family, have a natural musky scent. Over time that can build up to an unpleasant level. That happens too often in pet stores and the homes of … Read More

Caring For Your Ferret

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Ferrets require more care than cats or dogs. Though they sleep about 18 hours per day, when they’re awake they’re very active. They’re also extremely curious and love to explore. Unless they’re always caged, that makes … Read More

Training Your Ferret Not To Bite

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Like baby dogs (pups) and baby cats (kittens) …. baby ferrets (kits) like to chew. They use their teeth to nip and explore. But since they’re so small and sharp, that can be a painful experience. … Read More

Preparing Your Home for Ferret Life

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For the sake of your ferret’s safety and your sanity, it pays many times over to take a careful look at your home. Ferrets are active and highly exploratory animals. They’re also extremely slender and agile. … Read More

Choosing Your Ferret

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Choosing a ferret, of course, involves a certain emotional commitment. But there are a few objective factors that you can look at to help you decide. Age & Training – Considerations Age is among the first … Read More

Where Do Ferrets Come From?

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The history of one of our favorite domestic pets is still awhirl in controversy. Some points are generally agreed on, but much is still shrouded in mystery. References to ferrets, or at least very similar animals, … Read More

Pet Ferret Tricks and other Ferret Videos

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I was looking for some pet trick videos, and ferrets do pet tricks too.. you know! Really! Watch 😀 Ferret Tricks * Training ferret to rollover, jump… Ferret does THREE different tricks * I’ve got more … Read More

What Makes A Good Ferret Cage?

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Keeping your ferret properly caged and supplied with toys isn’t just for its (or your) amusement. Though that’s not a bad reason! The proper cage and accessories will help keep it safe, healthy and out of … Read More

Feeding and Watering Bowls Appropriate For Your Ferret

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Ferrets have very high metabolisms. As a result, unlike dogs, they should have access to food at all times. Their digestive systems work quickly and they will typically process anything they’ve eaten within a few hours. … Read More

Ferrets and the Law

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When thinking about ferrets and the law, few have to think about what trouble their ferret got into. Though there has been a lawsuit or two involving bites and yard or toy damage. But when considering … Read More

Common Ferret Diseases and Conditions

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Adrenal Disease One of the most common conditions to occur in ferrets is adrenal disease. Growths or enlargement of the adrenal gland typically requires surgery. External signs are a loss of hair, usually starting at the … Read More

Common Myths and Mistakes About Ferrets

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For one of the friendliest of domestic pets, ferrets have gotten a bad reputation among some. That reputation is almost entirely undeserved. There are a surprisingly large number of persistent myths and errors about ferrets, especially … Read More

Tips for Training Your Ferret

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Training puppies requires patience, proper technique and tons of time. Ferrets are harder. They’re not unintelligent, but they’re less eager to please and not as socialized as dogs. Though domestic, they’re simply a different kind of … Read More

6 Unique Apartment Pets

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By Jeff Swett Nothing makes apartment living fun like a playful pet. Fido and Felix bring a number of new elements to an apartment other than the additional smell. On any given day pets add companionship, … Read More

What Is a Ferret?

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Named after the Latin word for thief, furonem, Ferrets are among the most popular of household pets today. Like cats, they can be both curious and friendly, and with some effort can be trained. They’re very … Read More

Ferret Training – Litter Box Training Magic

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By George Godoy A common mistake ferret owners make is assuming their ferret is naturally inclined to use a litter box like a cat does. This is not true. Ferrets are separated from their mothers at … Read More

All the Secrets of Ferrets Revealed

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By: Dane Stanton Ferrets are fury little mammals that are like a stretched out version of a cross between a rabbit and a rat. They are highly playful and curious domesticated animals that provide great companionship … Read More

Ferret Disease And Illness

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Ferret Disease And Illness By Lee Dobbins Some people look at me like I’m crazy when I say “I love my ferret”, but I do, and they can think what they want. My little guy brings … Read More

How Can You Tell If It's A Real Canadian Ferret?

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By Rob Symonds The species of Real Canadian Ferrets are a hot topic among ferret lovers because they are rare to get your hands on. Real Canadian Ferrets are generally spayed or neutered when you are … Read More

What Exactly Do Ferrets Eat?

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What Exactly Do Ferrets Eat? By Rob Symonds So you’ve gone out and gotten yourself a furry friend that you are excited about teaching and feeding but it suddenly occurred to you that you are unsure … Read More

Ferrets as Pets – Is This The Right Pet For You?

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Ferrets as Pets – Is This The Right Pet For You? By Jonni Good Many people are now considering ferrets as pets. This animal is the third most popular pet in the United States according to … Read More

What Is That? It's A Ferret

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What Is That? It’s A Ferret By Jim Worthington Ferrets can be extremely lovable pets. They just have that adorable face that makes you smile. Ferrets are so lovable, people of the world have been making … Read More

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