Have had my ferret for a month now...
Ok, since I have never been that into ferrets.. I don't really know their personality!! My husband threw a fit for one in a pet store (Yes, like a child) I agreed, but he had to care for it... Well, needless to say... I have gotten attached, and i'm the one who cleans him, cleans his cage etc....
I have tried to research a ferrets behavior, but i'm finding out that they are all so different! Here are a few things that I have realized over the past few weeks that maybe some of you will be able to help me with!!
1. Was litter trained, and now goes to the bathroom just about everywhere but in his litter???!!
2. I know that they sleep 21 or so hours everyday, but Bear just seems to only get up and eat, drink, poop and pee through out the day... I never hear him playing with anything unless he is out running around after we let him out for playtime... Is this normal? Is he bored? Does he need a buddy? It makes me feel bad. He doesn't even get in his hammock on the 2nd level of his cage... He just curls up on the bottom level only which is on the other side of his litter box.
3. Play area~ We have a 2 layered cage for him... and when we let him out, we just put up baby gates so that he stays on the first level of the house.... he has some toys, tunnels and such but it just seems llike he is running the walls all the time or chasing us aournd?! Are we giving him too much space?? Do most people let thm roam like this??
Thanks so much to all of you, any comment will help .. i have read so many things, but I can't get a direct solution to any of the above topics!!!