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Small Furries

Small furry FAQs?  Look no further.  From ferrets to chinchillas and mice to guinea pigs, there’s a whole host of common questions answered here.

Mice

Mice

Mice are a prey species and so need plenty of space to hide within their living environment. They like to build nests and so will need plenty of bedding and places to build such as tunnels.

Guinea Pigs

Guinea Pigs

Guinea pigs are an increasingly popular pet in the UK and come in a wide variety of colours, coats and sizes. They live for approximately 5-6 years.

Chinchillas

Chinchillas

Chinchillas are very active during the evening and like lots of space to jump, climb and run. They like to sleep the majority of the day in a cool, well-ventilated area, they must always be housed indoors.

Ferrets

Ferrets

Ferrets are becoming an increasingly popular pet in the UK, and not just for hunting purposes but as a friendly and intelligent pet.

Ferrets and the Environment

Ferrets and the Environment

Ferrets are naturally inquisitive and need lots of things to do and explore in their environment. Ferrets usually sleep for up to 20 hours a day and are most active at Dusk.

Ferret Diet

Ferret Diet

Ferrets need constant access to fresh drinking water as they drink quite a lot, and are strictly carnivores – they cannot be vegetarians.

Ferret Vaccinations

Ferret Vaccinations

Ferrets need to be vaccinated yearly against Canine distemper which can be carried out at your local Budget Vets from 10 weeks old.

Ferret Company

Ferret Company

Many ferrets enjoy company of another ferret, but some prefer to live on their own. If you have more than one ferret, ensure that there is adequate space in their living environment for them both to have their own space but also mix if they would like.

Ferret Neutering

Ferret Neutering

Ferrets can be neutered from 6 months. Jills and Hobbs have a few neutering options available to you.