Ferrets are small, furry mammals that make great pets. They need a lot of attention and playtime to stay happy and healthy. In this article, we will look at 10 reasons why you should buy toys for your ferret!
To begin with: toys mainly serve two purposes. They provide your ferret with entertainment, and they also help you bond with your pet.
1 – Toys provide a way for ferrets to play and exercise
Toys provide a way for ferrets to play and exercise. Ferret toys are designed specifically with their needs in mind to enjoy them more than other types of pet toys!
This is important because when your furry friend doesn’t get enough physical activity, it can lead to health problems like obesity or heart disease, which could shorten its life.
2 – Toys can help keep your ferret occupied while you are away from home.
Ferrets need to be stimulated and entertained, so without toys, they may become bored or anxious when left alone!
This is important because boredom in a pet leads them into destructive behavior like chewing on furniture, which could lead to costing the owner money for repairs.
3 – Ferrets enjoy playing with toys, even when they’re not being used as intended
The best toys for ferrets are ones that can be played in different ways. This is important because it will give your furry friend various things to do, which means they won’t get bored, and you’ll have fewer messes around the house!
Toys like these also come at an affordable price, so there’s no need to break out in tears once they “disappear”.
They could use a box or paper bag for hours of entertainment! You’ll never have to worry about your ferret getting bored again because there’s always something new and exciting waiting around every corner in their world – just like yours 🙂
4 – Some toys will help train your ferret to do tricks or perform behaviors on command
Toys that can be used to train your ferret are the best toys. This is important because it will give you a way of bonding with and teaching new behaviors, tricks or commands!
Most toys like these also come at an affordable price, so there’s no need t break out into tears when they’re lost under furniture.
5 – Toys can be a great way to reward your pet for good behavior
If you want to reward your ferret for its good behavior, why not give it a new toy?
Ferrets are smart and will remember any positive interaction as a prize even if they have to work on the behavior, so it’s mutually beneficial.
6 – Ferrets love finding new places to stash their favorite toy, so it’s always fun trying to find them again!
Ferrets love to hide stuff. Give them something to hide, and they will be entertained for hours. The best thing about ferrets is that they are so inquisitive and love to explore new things, which means you can get them a toy with hiding places or little tunnels through it!
7 – Save your furniture
Having plenty of toys around the house means that there is less chance of boredom setting in and leading to destructive behavior (e.g., chewing furniture)
With enough toys around, ferrets are less likely to chew on your furniture. Ferrets are very intelligent and can get bored easily, so it’s important to have plenty of toys around the house for them!
8 – Ferrets are natural hunters, so they love toys that resemble prey animals
Ferrets were originally domesticated to hunt rodents – they are natural hunters and have a strong instinct to chase down their food!
Toys with feathers or fur could be great for ferret playtime because it’s similar in the texture to the rodents your pet would hunt naturally outside if you were living on an open farm where there was plenty of space available.
Ensure that the toys are ferret-proof – that means they can’t be torn apart or broken in half with a single bite.
9 – Toys provide mental stimulation for pets
Toys provide mental stimulation for your ferret. Ferrets are intelligent animals and need mental stimulation, just like humans.
Ferret toys provide a way for your pet to exercise their mind as well! Having some toy options will help keep them occupied while you aren’t home with him/her all day long (or if it’s raining outside).
They also love playing in boxes because of how much fun being inside confined spaces can be.
10 – Toys give your ferret something new to explore every day
It would help if you let your ferret explore something new and exciting every day.
Ferrets are naturally curious and like to explore, so giving them a toy will help keep their curiosity satisfied.
They’ll be excited every day when they get something new in the mail, or you bring home some more toys from your trip!
How much do ferret toys cost?
The cost of ferret toys can range from $0.99 to upwards in the hundreds depending on what you’re looking for and how many pieces are included with your purchase!
Some people will buy a few inexpensive ones that they’ll rotate throughout their home, while others might go all out if it’s an expensive toy or one made by a popular brand like Kong (which is my personal favorite).
It really depends where exactly money comes into play when buying new items – whether it’s quality over quantity; convenience vs. price point etc… but I think most importantly, we should be considering our furry friend as well:)
What does he/she want? Does your ferret have any preferences at this time about certain types versus another?
What toys are dangerous for ferrets?
In the past, ferrets have been known to chew on and ingest certain types of toys that are unsafe for them.
Some common examples include:
- String or yarn (can cause intestinal blockage)
- Rubber bands/bands from a slinky toy
- Plastic bags with handles attached can be dangerous if your pet chews them off; these could potentially choke him!
- Anything made out of plastic tubing is also not safe because it may contain lead which will make your furry friend very sick over time.
What is the best toy for your ferret?
The best ferret-proof toys are ones that are made out of natural materials and have no small parts.
- Natural, untreated wood
- Stuffed animal toys with a cotton or wool exterior (no plastic)
- Toys made of sisal ropes
- Tubes. Ferrets also love to play in tubes, so make sure you provide them one! You can find these at most pet stores for around $20-$30, depending on the size tube your ferret needs.
“The best toy is something they will enjoy playing by themselves as well!” says Dr. Tim Murphy from Animal Hospital Northside Inc.
Which toys are dangerous for ferrets?
Some toys are dangerous for ferrets because they contain lead, which will make your furry friend very sick over time.
These include plastic or vinyl toys (especially those with paint) and squeaky dog chew toys that the manufacturer has recalled due to a choking hazard from small parts inside them.
“It’s important not only what kind but also how much you let him play,” says Dr. Tim Murphy at Animal Hospital Northside Inc.