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How Do I Choose the Best Ferret Cages?

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Ferrets can be interesting and entertaining pets for many people. A big part of caring for a ferret is providing a safe and comfortable habitat. When trying to choose the best ferret cages, pet owners should make sure that they meet a few criteria. Cages should be roomy enough for the ferret to move around, made from a sturdy wire, escape proof, and easy to clean.

Probably the most important aspect of ferret cages is finding one that offers plenty of room. It's vital to a ferret's health and well being that he is able to move around and not live in overly cramped conditions. One of the best ways to ensure this is to choose a multi-level cage. They provide plenty of space to move around and play in, which will give the pet ample room to exercise.

Typically, multi-level cages are either two or three levels high. While two levels are often adequate, having three levels is ideal because they provide the maximum amount of space. Some cages also have tubing that serves as an additional outlet for play.

Another important part of choosing the best ferret cages is looking for a product with sturdy wire. This is very important because ferrets are skilled chewers and can easily chew through cheap, weak wire. Using an aquarium as a cage to prevent this issue is never advisable because it does not allow enough ventilation and can potentially cause health problems.

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Finding ferret cages that are escape proof is also important. The spaces between the wires should be as small as possible. This will prevent the pet from attempting to escape by squeezing through the holes in the wire. As a result, pet owners won't have to worry about a ferret getting stuck and suffocating. In addition, it's advisable to find a cage with an escape proof latch that locks into place as well.

Ferret cages that are easy to clean are always the best choice for ensuring simple maintenance. Cages with a few large doors and pull out trays are ideal because the litter box and any additional items can be easily removed without spilling. Since ferrets tend to be cleanly pets, there should be some separation between food sources and the litter box. If tubing is used inside the cage, it should be cleaned out at least once a week to remove any bacteria that has accumulated. This will help to keep ferrets healthy and happy.

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