Ferrets can be housed indoors in a similar housing to chinchillas. The bigger, the better, so make sure they have lots of space to play, sleep and toilet. Include platforms that aren’t too high, and plenty of ferret-safe toys. Don’t use rubber toys as these can be a choking hazard. Use good quality hay, shredded paper or fleece blankets for their bedding, and line the floor with newspaper and wood shavings. They also like to sleep in hammocks, so hang some inside their enclosure!
Ferrets, in particular, don’t cope well in extreme heat so if they are kept indoors it’s important to regulate the temperature of the room. Anything over 26 degrees is too hot, and over 30 degrees can be fatal. When kept indoors, keep them out of direct sunlight and be careful on hot days.
The essentials you will need to make the perfect set up for you ferrets:
Wire cage for indoors Hutch and run for outdoors Food bowl Sipping bottle with water Fleece bedding Platforms Hammocks Pipes and tubes Clean wood shavings or sawdust Shredded paper Excel Nuggets Ferret-safe cleaning products