playful, curious, exploratory, chewing
Ferrets are highly social animals. Jills, castrated males, young animals before puberty should be socially housed. They should exhibit dominant submissive relationship.
Excessive Aggression, Pacing, Circling
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.
Featured studies related to refinement, enrichment, handling, behavior management, and training techniques.
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.