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Ferrets

Ferrets

Behavior

playful, curious, exploratory, chewing

 

Social Structure

Ferrets are highly social animals.  Jills, castrated males, young animals before puberty should be socially housed. They should exhibit dominant submissive relationship.

 

 

Abnormal Behaviors

Excessive Aggression, Pacing, Circling

Sneaky ferret is hunting cork stopper in water at home

Enrichment for Ferrets

Enrichment items that promote chewing, rooting, play and exploratory  behaviors such as water pools, paper boxes such as foraging balls  edible treats and noise making enrichment work best to exhibit their natural behaviors. 

Resources

Featured studies related to refinement, enrichment, handling, behavior management, and training techniques.

AALAE FORUM

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Our AALAE Forum is open to all lab animal professionals with the intent to serve as a think tank for new enrichment ideas, behavior management practices, as well as innovative enrichment/behavior management techniques.  It’s imperative to push the conversation around animal welfare in a positive way.