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Do ferrets make good pets?

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Ferrets can make excellent pets, provided their owner is willing to give them the care and attention they need. Domesticated ferrets are very intelligent, playful animals. Each has its own unique personality, which can make them very entertaining pets to have around the home.

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Ferrets are very sociable, loving and affectionate, and they quickly form a strong bond with their owners, just as a dog would. However, they are also independent, playful and mischievous like cats. Another trait that ferrets share with cats is they can be trained to use a litter box.

Ferrets are also considered to be very quiet animals that rarely make loud noises unless they are hurt or extremely frightened. Their small size also means they don't require very much space, making them a good choice for people living in small homes or apartments. Ferrets require a secure, closed cage to spend most of their time. However, they need to be let out of the cage to play and should receive attention from their owners for at least 4 hours a day. Owners of ferrets must also make sure the home is safe and secure, as loose ferrets can escape or get into things that they shouldn't.

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