Why We Love Ferrets
At Totally Ferret, we love ferrets for so many reasons. Not only are ferrets adorable, cuddly creatures, they are also great companions that can be wonderful additions to any family.
Here are some of the top reasons why we love ferrets:
- Ferrets are loving, affectionate and friendly – They can bond quickly with owners, families, other ferrets and other pets. They love interacting with people, and they may even adjust their sleeping-wake schedules around owners’ schedules (so they are awake and ready to play when owners are around and available to engage with them).
- Ferrets are playful – They love to romp, have fun and explore their environments. They enjoy playing with toys (as well as people and other animals), and they tend to be most active around dusk and dawn.
- Ferrets are entertaining – They jump, climb, scamper and do the ‘weasel war dance’ when they get excited. While these activities can be really fun to watch and get involved in, ferrets can also be trained to perform various tricks (responding to both verbal and visual commands).
- Ferrets are smart and curious – They can recognize (and will respond to) their names and can learn various behaviors (including how to use litter boxes!). This intelligence, coupled with an inquisitive nature, can keep ferrets busy, active and ready to investigate new areas (as well as new people, pets, toys, etc.).
Fun Facts about Ferrets
While there are tons of reasons to love ferrets, here are some fun facts about ferrets that may enhance your knowledge and appreciation of these cute creatures:
- Ferrets are part of the weasel family, along with badgers, otters and wolverines.
- A group of ferrets is referred to as a business.
- Ferrets are the third most popular household pets among Americans (with cats and dogs being the only pets that are more popular than ferrets).
- There are different names for neutered or spayed (i.e., altered) ferrets versus unaltered ferrets. In fact, neutered male ferrets are called gibs while unaltered males are known as hobs. With females, spayed ferrets are known as sprites while unaltered females are called jills.
- Ferrets love to hide small objects – like keys and remotes! So if you start noticing that items in your home (and within your ferrets’ play space and reach) go missing, the chances are that your ferret has found a new (hiding) spot for them!
Get the Best Quality Food & Supplements for Your Ferret: Contact Totally Ferret
At Totally Ferret, our love of ferrets has inspired us to create the highest quality food and supplements for ferrets. Our friendly, knowledgeable professionals are ready to talk to you to determine the best options for your ferret(s), based on age, health and other factors.
Simply call (303) 410-1101 or (877) 545-5462 – or email us via the contact form on this page – to speak with one of our pros and find out more about the best food and supplements for your ferret(s).
Our standard business hours (provided in Mountain Time) are:
- Monday through Thursday: 7:30 am to 3:30 pm
- Friday: 7:30 am to noon.
If you reach our voicemail during business hours, please leave us a message, including your contact information, so that we can get back to you as quickly as possible. We promptly respond to all calls, voicemails, emails and other inquiries.
Based in Broomfield, Colorado, Totally Ferret is a division of Performance Foods. We ship orders to every state in the U.S., as well as various countries across the world.