How To Trim Your Ferret's Nails

Let's discuss how to trim your ferret's nails. We all have to clean our ears and trim our nails sometimes and the same goes for our pets. Not sure how to go about these processed with your active ferret. This article will explain how to properly and safely care for your ferrets nails and ears.

Trimming your ferret's nails is best done when they are sleepy or already asleep. If your ferret is moving and you accidently cut their nails too short it will be painful and there will be a lot of blood. If you need help securing your ferret and keeping them calm then enlist the help of a friend or family member.

You can use either human or cat nail clippers to trim a ferret's nails. Before you start cutting look for the pinkish area on the nail. You do not want to cut past that line, that is too short. Try to cut your ferrets nails quickly, but very carefully. If your ferret wakes up or isn't cooperating then just let it go and try again later.

If your ferret is scratching its ears or if you notice they are dirty then you need to clean them. Having an ear full of dirt and wax can't be comfortable. Plus, ferrets can get ear infections and ear mites so cleaning your pet's ears can't hurt, as long as you do it properly.

You will need cotton swabs and ear cleaning solution. Water can also work. Securely hold your ferret and make sure it isn't feeling frisky and moving around a lot. You need to be careful, because if you put the cotton swab into your ferret's ear canal it can cause damage to its ear drum. Dip the cotton swab into the cleaning solution or water and carefully and gently clean out your ferrets ear. Do this until the ear is clean, using as many cotton swabs as needed. Next, use a dry cotton swab to get rid of any moisture in the ear. Repeat in the other ear and then you're done.

The information provided on this site is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your veterinarian or other health care professional. You should not use the information on this site for diagnosis or treatment of any health problem or for prescription of any medication or other treatment.