How to help your friendly ferret beat the heat?


It is the end of July and the heat outside is beyond endurance to us, can you imagine how hard it is for our little furballs? We all know that ferrets can’t stand the heat too well and we should be careful with them. Can we go out with them during summer and if yes, when? These questions are very delicate, because, yes, ferrets, in general, can’t stand the heat too well, but every ferret is a different story. How can we make their life during summer (and other seasons thanks to global warming) great, cold, and full of fun and joy?


At first, don’t go outside. Period. If the weather is too hot for you, it is definitely too hot for your fuzzy friend. The only time you can go out with your ferret is very early in the morning or late in the evening. That is also a big maybe. If you are going out with your ferret, take with you a bottle of cold, cold water for drinking and one frozen bottle to keep your ferret away from heatstroke.

Froze A Bottle For Your Ferret

When it comes to high temperatures, you can’t hide from them. It is hot inside and outside. Today is sooo hot here, that even I can’t take it and I’m a summer type (I love summer more than winter). When Frida woke up I gave her one frozen bottle to play with, I wrapped a towel around the bottle so she can’t bite it, but it will make Frida cool. Another one I have put in her cage (also wrapped in an old towel) and the third one is on the bed, near me, so I can cool off from time to time.

 I did also one little thing, hope my mom won’t find out, so it is our little secret. Frida has one rather short tube, it is maybe 50 cm. I took that tube, cleaned it very well, and put it in the freezer for short time. When I took it out of the freezer, Frida entered and stayed there. It didn’t last long, but she almost fell asleep.


This is how we cool ourselves today. For tomorrow, who knows? Maybe taking a bath isn’t a bad idea.

There are many tricks on how to cool your ferret and if you have something to share, feel free to do this, you can help other ferret owners with that little trick.

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Anja Delic
Anja is a Friendly Ferret owner and a ferret parent who is involved in the ferret world for more than 10 years. She started her Friendly Ferret blog when she got her first ferret Frida 8 years ago. In 2013, Friendly Ferret was recognized as a great source of information and it has become a good ferret brand for education, products, and fun. Since then, Anja was a part in many ferrets shows as a sponsor and as a judge, and she met many great and interesting people who share the same passion as her - ferrets. Anja is always opened for suggestions and advice, so if you have something to ask or say about ferrets, feel free to contact her on Instagram, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter or