Ferrets make good pets and are happy living alone or with another ferret. They are social animals and often like meeting new people. They are fun, playful, and active. Ferrets are not pets that can be caged all the time like gerbils, hamsters and mice. Ferrets need the freedom to run, jump, and explore your home everyday -ensure your home is appropriately “ferret proofed” first! A ferret that is kept exclusively in a cage may become a very unhealthy pet.
Even though most ferrets are quite friendly, they are not recommended for young children. If handled roughly, it is possible for a ferret to bite or scratch when frightened by a child’s overzealous affection.