Your little furry friend spends more time in bed. If will just let it be, your pet may sleep from 18 to 22 hours. Their sleeping habits usually depend on their age and gender. The makes are known to sleep longer than their female counterparts. In general, these furballs are active for about 20 to 30% of the day than at night. To make sure that your ferret will have a nice sleep inside its cage, you will need to make sure that its cage, especially ferret bedding, is quite comfortable. Its cage should be as functional and stimulating as it can be while providing your pet its much-needed convenience while it is physically recharging. This simple guide will give you an idea of how to accomplish this goal.
Will there be a chance that your ferret will be sleeping longer than it generally should?
A ferret’s sleep pattern may change due to several reasons. One of these will be the change in the weather. Warm or cold weather may cause your furry friend to sleep longer or shorter. A ferret will generally find a dry and warm bedding a great place to snooze off. Other factors that will influence your ferret’s sleep pattern are as follows: medication and health condition, such as insulinoma (tumor of the pancreas), which is a common health concern of aging ferrets.
Ferrets are usually active for about 4 hours a day, so you should be expecting your furry friend to be napping for the rest of the day. However, they can get easily stirred since they are still excited about their new surroundings.
What you want to do is stop him more frequently if he is a little sleepy, slower, looks like he has drooping eyes. Please give him a quiet, dark and comfortable place until he gives up and sleeps. They need their own sleep, sometimes they cannot settle down until you make them. When he is tired enough he will sleep, but he will be fine. He just needs to be in a comfortable and quiet place to stay that way as needed.
“Dead” Sleep: Alarming But Common Ferret Behavior
Your ferret may sometimes be sleeping so soundly that it may seem to be dead. You may try to shake it, or do something that will wake it up, still, your pet won’t budge. When this happens, you should not worry. This is just a common ferret behavior. Your friend will normally fall into a deep sleep when it needs to recuperate from a very taxing day. But just to make sure, you may check to see if your pet is breathing normally and still warm.
If you think that your pet is sick and has shown other symptoms of any disease, call a vet right away. But as long as your ferret looks healthy and falls in a deep sleep occasionally, that only means that your pet is safe. However, if your pet is eating less than it normally would, is losing weight fast, and falls in deep sleep longer and more frequently, then these could be clear signs of something else. Consult a local and certified vet immediately.
Making A Bedding For Your Ferret
Your pet will love to nestle in its bedding, so you should make sure that its bedding is quite stimulating and cozy.
If you are a DIY fan, there are several materials that you can use as a best bedding for ferrets. Old shirts, pillowcases, towels, and other garments are some of your options. You may also check your local pet store or online store for available beddings. But if you have a knack for sewing, you can easily create a cozy snooze sack for your pet.
As your pet may have a tendency to chew on anything within its reach, you need to make sure that you use strong fabrics as your pet’s beddings, however. Always check for holes and torn clothes, or fabrics as your ferret may poke its head or have its claws caught in the fabric and hurt itself in the process.
Keep Your Ferry’s Bedding Clean
Your pet will be loitering around if you are not able to train it to use its bathroom properly. As it likes to roll around and dive in any possible area of its cage, it is just right that you wash your pet’s bedding regularly to keep virus and bacteria off your pet’s cage and your ferry.