Ahoy, I recently got bored and decided to get a ferret. I managed to get a bit of information from websites and people but for some reason every source I meet/read online call their Ferret the huggykinsmugginmcwhiskers so it hard to get a straight answer.
First of all, is there any common household food that is a good treat for a ferret. They are carnivores so meat should be fine but I was thinking, something quick that I can grab to teach it something (like comming when I call for it, stopping what it is doing, ect) and going “one second” and going off to cook some meat isn’t exactly a good idea, and from what little I have garnered, dog/kat treats are also a bad idea based on how the ferret digestive system works.
Secondly, what is the best method to teach them not to defecate in the corners of the room they run around in. i know you can get a pen, but honestly I think that is little better then a cage, it likes to run around and I let it do so, but unfortunately sometimes I look away and plop It is learning and only goes in one corner of the room now, but I’d like it to go back to it’s cage. If someone has a suggestion o how to teach it this other then simpling yelling at it when I see its about to poo, please put it forward.
Lastly, do ferrets ever learn to calm down. It is fun to watch it skitz out and run around, and young dogs do the same thing where they are buckets full of energy. I am just wondering how long it takes for a ferret to mellow out. If never, its fine, it just means I need to get it more toys or something to tire it out (take it for walks maybe) but it would be cool just to have it sit next to me for 5 minutes without it running off. (Note she still is young, about 8 weeks)
Thanks for the answers