Preparations for new family member – PART 2


I made tons of little modifications for Frida around my home and in the cage. Another thing I did in the cage has to do with the water bowl.

The Water Bowl

So, ferrets like to turn over their water bowls, meaning there is water EVERYWHERE in the cage. I made a little fence around the bowl so she can’t turn it over. And again, I took duck tape, some cardboard, and a bowl for water. I measured the dimensions of that bowl and cut two cardboards so they make a frame around the bowl, a similar height to the bowl. I join them (like in the litter box) with the sides of the cage with duck tape. Now, she drinks water without flipping the bowl.

The Leash And Harness

If you want to walk your ferret outside you’ll need a leash and a harness. Collars that go around the neck are too easy for them to take off. The best solution is the harness. The harness goes around their front legs and they aren’t that easy to take off. Even though there are ferrets who manage to take them off as well. The harness can be found in two different models, the ones with the net and without the net. Ones with the net have a net on the back which goes all around the ferret and those are difficult to take off. Another harness is without the net, a basic harness you can buy in every pet store, but you must choose the right size. At first few times it will be a challenge to put a harness on your ferret, but once he gets used to it, it will be a piece of cake.friendlyferretharness

The Carrier

Now, that the cage is done, there are many other things ferrets need. One of them is a carrier. If you want your ferret to go everywhere with you, you’ll need a carrier. The carrier doesn’t need to be some special carrier, it can be for small dogs or cats. There are carriers made especially for ferrets, but they seem rather expensive. They can be made of plastic and fabric, both materials are just fine. Then, they can open on the side, on the top, have two openings… There is really huge variety of carriers on the market. I have a plastic carrier, white and green colors, green is my favorite color.


When Frida goes on a trip with me, that is rather often, I put a cage in the trunk and she is in the backseat in the carrier. If that trip is long, I put in the carrier little litter box (that is why I had chosen the plastic one) so she can do her business. We make every once in a while a short stop so she can run around (on the leash of course) and have some water. Wherever you go with your ferret, you must have water with you, especially during summer because ferrets can’t stand if it is too hot around them. They are very sensitive when it comes to high temperatures.

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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