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Reasons to Love Ferrets

September 01, 2020

Have you been considering adopting a ferret? These little guys may not be right for everyone, but they do have some very loyal fans. In fact, ferrets manage to pack quite a few charms into tiny packages. A local Covington, GA vet lists some reasons to love ferrets in this article.

They’re Playful

Ferrets are super playful, which makes them very entertaining to watch. Make sure that your pet always has plenty of fun toys! Some ferret favorites include balls, bells, paper bags, stuffed animals, tunnels, and cardboard boxes.

They’re Cute

We know, not everyone thinks ferrets are cute. However, they really are adorable! They are extra charming when they’re running, playing, or just scampering around.

They’re Quiet

Another good thing about ferrets is the fact that they really don’t make a lot of noise. You won’t have to field angry phone calls from neighbors or landlords!

They Steal Things

Ferrets may very well be the only living beings that we get fonder of when they take our things. This worked really well for pickpockets in old times, who trained ferrets to steal for them. We definitely aren’t advocating that! However, you have to admit that it can be adorable watching these little furballs take off with your phone or your keys. Just make sure you always know where your pet’s hoard is stashed!

They Play Games

Did you know that ferrets love to play games? This is one of their most adorable and unique quirks. Your furry friend may be more entertaining than you expected!

They’re Smart

Ferrets are actually very intelligent little pets. Some can even learn specific tricks or commands. They can also be leash trained.


Ferrets are actually very affectionate and loving to their humans. Your little buddy may love curling up on your lap, or just following you around.


While ferrets are great pets, it’s important to do lots of research—and lots of thinking—before adopting any pet. Keep in mind that, like all animals, ferrets need proper care to thrive. They’re also not necessarily the best pets for little kids, as they do nip sometimes. This is usually playful behavior, but, understandably, it isn’t a trait you want for a young child’s pet.

Please reach out to us, your local Covington, GA vet clinic, for all of your pet’s veterinary care needs. We’re here to help!

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