Ferret care and fine advice for your ferret

The eccentric, inquisitive ferret has been domesticated for longer than many realise, dating back more than a thousand years. However, only as recently as 30 years ago has it become a popular household pet and part of the family. These small animals are extremely intelligent, making them receptive to training for a number of tricks and habits – they will even learn how to use a litter box just like cats.

Though the ferret has a similar appearance to the family of rodents, they are actually members of the carnivorous mustelid family – alongside animals such as weasels, otters and badgers.

The Unusual Pet Vets are seasoned ferret vets in Perth with wide arching expertise in ferret care. Our knowledge and experience of all things to do with keeping ferrets as pets makes us your ferret veterinary of choice. The services and attentive ferret care we offer covers all aspects of your ferret’s life, including managing the pungent odour a ferret that has yet to be sterilised gives off.

Despite spending the bulk of their time in a cage, ferrets enjoy a healthy amount of social interaction and care as well as freedom. Ferrets enjoy the freedom to occasionally stretch their legs and roam around the home; they are playful, fun and always lively. This does also mean they need more special attention than your average everyday pet. Ferret heartworm treatment, ferret vaccinations and ferret desexing are all part and parcel of ensuring your ferret enjoys a happy life.

Any other reasons to invest time in securing the best ferret care?

Sadly, ferrets are susceptible to several medical conditions, especially adrenal disease and intestinal blockages (a consequence of scoffing down scores of inedible items that have no business in their little bodies). Like other animals, ferrets will exhibit signs and symptoms that they are not well. We will teach you what these are so when the time comes they will be able to get the treatment they need as soon as possible.

Based in Perth, our experienced team of ferret vets will provide your ferret with advanced veterinary care. The diverse range of services we offer will give your ferret the opportunity to live a life every ferret hopes for. The services we offer include:

  • Health check-ups including dietary and housing requirements
  • Ferret vaccinations to prevent illness and disease
  • Medical advice and advanced testing
  • Ferret heartworm and flea treatment
  • Ferret desexing
  • Surgery and hospital care
  • Dental work

For further information on the care of ferrets please see our Ferret Care Sheet.

Give your mischievous, little ferret friend the happy and healthy life it deserves when you visit a ferret vet in Perth. Call us today on (08) 9345 4644 (Balcatta clinic) or 9360 6454 (Murdoch clinic) to book an appointment or to ask any further questions.  We are also available by email at vets@unusualpetvets.com.au and would love to hear from you.