The fur of ferrets needs regular maintenance because of the large number of subcutaneous sebaceous glands.
Some ferrets calmly carry the washing procedure, some are enthusiastic, some are categorically against it.
But anyway, washing is a procedure that needs to be mastered.
You will need
- Warm water, special shampoo for ferrets, terry towel, hair dryer, deodorant.
If the ferret is still quite a puppy (up to 2.5-3 months) and has a decent appearance, then do not wash it. However, if it smells strongly and is very dirty, you can and even need to bathe it. If y Ferret Slightly stained legs, ass or tummy, you can just wipe them with a damp cloth. Wash Ferret Not recommended more than once a month. If you abuse washing with detergents, the functionality of the glands will be compromised, the smell emanating from Ferret, The skin will begin to peel off, the fur will not be thick and shiny.
To the question of where to wash Ferret, It is necessary to approach individually. Someone quietly perceives washing under the shower, and someone is given into the hands only in the basin with water. This can only be determined experimentally. Bathing water should be warm around 36-38 ° C.
For washing use specialized tools. Shampoo for ferrets can be purchased at a pet store. If you purchased a concentrated shampoo, read the instructions for use. Concentrated shampoos should be diluted with water in certain proportions. If the specialized means for washing ferrets at you was not on hand, and to wash Ferret It is necessary, you can use a baby shampoo that does not pinch the eye. Ferret Warm water. Drip a small amount of shampoo on your palm, lightly shampoo your hands with shampoo and apply on the coat from head to tail, paying special attention to the paws, the priest and the belly. Avoid getting water and shampoo into the nose and ears of the animal.
After you have a good soap Ferret, Rinse off the shampoo thoroughly. You can get wet fur Ferret With a towel. Put the towel on the floor and let it out. Ferret, He himself will wipe it off. You can also dry Ferret Hairdryer, but this must be done carefully, gradually accustoming Ferret To drying, so as not to scare the animal. After the ferret is washed and dried, you can use a special deodorant, it will give a fresh and pleasant smell to the fur. In addition, many deodorants have an additional conditioning effect, which positively affects the appearance of fur Ferret.