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CAN FERRETS DIE OF LONELINESS? DO FERRETS NEED A COMPANION?

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CAN FERRETS DIE OF LONELINESS? DO FERRETS NEED A COMPANION?

The fact that they have become domesticated shows that ferrets enjoy the interaction with others and humans. If they have come from a breeder or pet store who have kept them in groups then it is possible your new ferret will thrive better in a pair or group setting.

Humans Have Made Them This Way
The solution comes from understanding ferrets and where they came from. It stands to some reason, then, that ferrets would be solitary animals too. The problem comes from how we humans have domesticated ferrets over the years.

Can Ferrets Die Of Loneliness?
Caring and keeping for a ferret is a serious consideration and one not to be taken lightly. Ferrets are highly intelligent animals and need stimulation and play in order to thrive. Can ferrets get lonely and can they die of loneliness?

Risky Business of Ferrets
Many owners consider introducing another ferret when they realize they can not commit the time to their pet they originally planned. Introducing others takes time.

It’s Risky Business
Some experts believe that being kept in a group they are not used to can stress a ferret. Just because one ferret enjoys the company of other ferrets doesn’t mean another will.

Can a ferret die of loneliness then? What an owner needs to realise is that their ferret needs them otherwise they will suffer. If your ferret shows symptoms such as loss of appetite, disinterest, sleeping longer than shabby and usual appearance then that may suggest depression.

You Can Be Your Ferret’s Friend
In answering the question of friendship, and if ferrets need a buddy, the main view is yes they do. Ferrets do thrive on play. Domestication has turned them into a social animal but much of that social interaction is with humans and not just other ferrets.

Cuddly Ferret

Can Ferrets Die Of Loneliness?
As dogs enjoy their owners, so it is with ferrets. Do ferrets need friends? Can ferrets die of loneliness?

Do You Have The Time?
Not having time for your ferret could be the wrong motive to introduce another ferret into the family. If time is an issue you may have to question whether you should be keeping ferrets.

Ferrets are highly intelligent animals and need stimulation and play in order to thrive. Just because one ferret enjoys the company of other ferrets doesn’t mean another will. What an owner needs to realize is that their ferret needs them otherwise they will suffer. Not having time for your ferret could be the wrong motive to introduce another ferret into the family. Do ferrets need friends?

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