Neutering your ferrets: what you need to know

Ferrets love the companionship of other ferrets for comfort and play.

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Ferrets love the companionship of other ferrets for comfort and play.

Ferrets can be kept in same-sex pairs or a male and female. Whichever pairing you go for, it’s best to get them all neutered to prevent unwanted pregnancies. 

Male ferrets can be neutered from 5-6 months of age, while females are best to be neutered at around 7-8 months, but your vet will guide you on each female. 

There are many benefits to neutering your pet ferrets. Some of these include: 

  • Prevents unexpected/unwanted babies 

  • Reduces odour 

  • Aids mixing as entire ferrets are more likely to be tricky to mix 

  • Prevents the risk of females developing Pyometra 

Before and after care for your ferrets 

Some small animal species need to be starved for a certain amount of time before an operation, this is the case for ferrets between 1-4 hours. Your vet will advise you on their preference. 

Once you return your ferrets home, ensure they have plenty of cosy blankets to snuggle in, and monitor the wound for any signs of infection. 

Looking for more advice? 

If you are concerned about your ferrets’ health, or have any other questions about your pet, please do not hesitate to contact us