We have talked about games you can play with your ferret, but what about toys? Sometimes, when you can’t play with your ferret, he needs to entertain himself somehow, am I right? So, how can you help him play? The best and most simpler solution there is, are toys. Come on, I know that most of you love to play with your ferret with toys. It is a great way to get rid of stress and just have fun!
The Best Ferret Toys
So, what ferrets like? Like we all know, number one when it comes to ferrets is tunnels. Ferrets love to hide and tunnels are the perfect solution for that activity. I have about 7 tubes for Frida, they are in the corner when we don’t use them, but she often goes to that corner to play. Two tubes are from the cage, unfortunately, they can’t be in the cage. The little piece that holds them to the platform broke, so we are using them outside of the cage.
Another two are actually boxes, about half a meter long, they are their favorite, probably because they are new. Then we have two half-meter tubes and one extra-long I think it has about 2 meters. When Frida is awake but it is just laying, doesn’t know what to do, I pull those tubes out, and she is crazy. She enters from one to another at the speed of light. I can’t walk through my room because the tubes are everywhere, but she is happy and so am I.
Other great toys for ferrets are bags. Plastic or paper. If your ferret likes to bite and chew then it is the better solution the paper bags because plastic ones can be dangerous. Why are they so crazy about bags, I can’t tell. It is because they can hide in it as well, the sound of bags, that they are lightweight, there can be so many reasons! But, if they like it, great!
When it comes to regular toys, I must admit, Frida is very picky. I have bought her different balls, sticks, stuffed animals, but she only plays with one or two. One of her favorites is a ball on a rope, it is used to play with dogs, the dog has the ball in his mouth and the owner a rope and he pulls it, then throws it. This toy is almost long as Frida and it is hanging on a drawer knob. Naturally, Frida is jumping and biting it every day. When I give that toy to Frida, she immediately goes into her nest behind my bed and starts to play with it.
Another very interesting toy is my toy when I was young. It is one of those toys that you pull the string and it starts to run very fast. So, I pull that string, and Frida hides, but the moment that toy stops she goes and tackles it and starts to play with it.
I know there are many more toys for ferrets that are great, so if you have another interesting toy for our furball, share it with us so we can make a life for our ferrets even more entertaining!