Ferret Nook Shelter/Adoption Center
phone: (608) 423-3315
fax: (608) 423-9575
PO Box 3
Ferret Nook Forum
Traveling With Your Ferret
Always place your ferret
in a sturdy carrier. Loose ferrets in the car can be very dangerous
-- they might get caught under the gas/brake pedal and cause and
Set up the carrier with a pad on the bottom, a
sleep sack, and hang a hammock. We use folded newspaper instead of
litter. It's less messy and easy to roll up and throw away!
- Place a two-part plastic dish on the door
of the carrier. Use one part for food and put the water bottle over
the other part. That way, the water drips into the container instead
of on the bottom of the carrier.
If you are flying:
Any type of travel:
A current Health Certificate is always a good idea to
carry with you along with a current rabies certificate and/or tag. We
display the ferret's rabies tag on the carrier where it is always
Be aware of Ferret Free Zones -- California should definitely not
be on your agenda if you are travelling with your ferrets! It is illegal
to have ferrets in California (even if travelling through the state).
Keep up-to-date on other areas of the country where ferrets are illegal.
Always carry plenty of fresh water and ferret food with you. In hot
weather, carry a cooler with frozen water bottles in case of air
conditioning failure or car trouble! Even in you are just going to the
vet, it's safe to keep extras in the car. One never knows when an
accident can occur, whether you are involved in it, or just sitting in
traffic waiting for the accident to be cleared. An overheated car can
happen to anyone, anywhere!
Keep your ferrets comfortable and safe -- have a great trip!