Advantages of Bathing Your Ferret

Let's talk about the advantages of bathing your ferret. If you have a pet ferret, you know that they can sometimes get a little smelly. Cleaning their cage can help, but your ferret might occasionally need a good bath so get rid of some odor. This article discusses how to bathe ferrets and the advantages of doing so.

Bathing your ferret can help keep them healthy as long as you don't do it more than once a week. Most ferrets won't even require baths that often.

The obvious supplies that you need are a bathtub and a towel. However, more than one towel will actually be the best and you will also need ferret shampoo and conditioner. If you can't find ferret products, cat or kitten shampoo may work. Having rubber toys and treats can also help make a bath go better since many ferrets don't enjoy baths. Have everything ready and in the bathroom with you before you even take your ferret out of its cage.

Your bathtub should be filled with approximately two inches of warm water. Put some rubber bath toys in the rub so your ferret will want to play instead of just being scared. Once you and our ferret enter the bathroom, close the door so your pet doesn't get scared and run out of the bathroom wet.

Slowly put your ferret into the tub. Get your pet wet and put a small amount of shampoo into your hand. Begin to lather and massage the shampoo onto your ferret, avoid it's ears, eyes, nose, and mouth. Rinse off your ferret by simple using your hand. Use your hand as a cup to scoop up the water and gently rinse the shampoo off. Next, use the conditioner in the same manner that you used the shampoo. You may want to drain the water and fill it back up with clean water to make sure your ferret is really clean, but some ferrets are afraid of the noise of the running water and may become chilled in between the draining and filling process.

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