One of the best ways that you can spoil your ferret or any other small rodent pet that you have is to get them a bed. Most of the time, they can fit right into their cage and your ferret will fall in love with it fairly quickly, and they can be pretty customizable.
To show you some of the more popular ones that can last nearly just as long as the ferret's lifespan, if not longer, we put this list together of 5 of the bed ones you can get along with some answers to questions you may have.
Top 5: Ferret Beds Review
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Despite being more expensive than average, this is one of the few beds that you can form into three different positions depending on how you attach the hooks, making it great for your ferret if they are a bit picky when it comes to how they want their bed.
You can get it dark blue with small cats or light blue with really big cats, and you can get a smaller, personal-sized hammock. All of them can be thrown in the washing machine, without the clips and straps of course, but they are not safe for the dryer.
The outside is made of a strong and sturdy canvas material while the inside is a nice and soft fleece material that is pretty warm, too.
This is one of the few box beds out there that is fairly supportive despite being made mostly of material. The color is random, but it has the same material style as the last bed: canvas on the outside and fleece on the inside.
Because of the design, and the three, separate loop tabs on the top, it can be used either on the ground (in or out of the cage) or hung up; it even comes with the clips.
It is about the same size as the last bed, but it is quite a bit bigger. Still, it is big enough to hold two and possibly even three ferrets if they like to huddle into a ball with each other.
Although, because the loops are so short and it is made of material, the entire bed collapses if they try to lay on the top, but this can be fixed if you get chains to extend the hanging room, giving them enough room to lay down while it is supported by the cage.
This bet is a little similar to the last two beds: it can be hung or set and it is a little customizable. When the top is completely off, which comes off by unzipping the one side, it kind of looks like a small version of a dog or cat bed.
Then, when the top is zipped on, you can either pull back the other half and make it like a cave or put it down to make it look like a made bed. It is actually easy to move the flap, and your ferret might be able to do it themselves pretty quickly.
It only comes in blue with the interior being gray, but it is one of the warmest options, especially in the winter months.
The design of this bed is very similar to the first one, but it is less customizable. If can also come in burgundy with a multicolored top and bottom or pink with a pastel top and bottom.
This is also one of the few beds that you can get in a small or medium size, making it great for if you have only one ferret or multiple. This one is also machine washable and made mostly of fleece top and interior.
It does not come with chains, so it does need to be attached closer to the top of the cage, but the clips are fairly large so you can worry less about your ferret having less room on the top.
This bed comes with 4 longer-than-average chains, making it really great if you have a tall cage, but it can be a little inconvenient if you have a shorter cage.
Although, the chains and clips are detachable, meaning you can set the bed down on the floor of the cage if you want. It may not be the warmest or biggest bed between the open top and the tight circular shape, but it can be a snug fit for one or even two of your ferrets.
If you have multiple ferrets, then this can be a good solitary bed that you can have on the opposite side of the cage for when they are fighting.
Best Ferret Bed
For ferrets that are a little bed picky, the best out of these five would probably be the FULUE Small Animal Hammock Sleeper, the first bed. The fact that it can be changed into so many positions is one of the best traits it has, and it can also be fairly warm and comfortable for any season.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Size Should You Get?
If you are getting a bed that can be hung inside the cage, then you should try to get a bed that can hold your ferret(s) comfortably.
At the same time, you do not want the bed to take up too much space, and making sure the bed is no bigger than a third of the cage so that they still have plenty of room to walk around and turn.
Some beds are meant to be used by two ferrets, but if you have two or more ferrets that do not always get along, you may want to get two beds, but you should only do this if there is still plenty of room for both to walk around freely and have their own space.
What Material Is Best?
Since some ferrets prefer a certain texture, rough vs soft, it can be a good idea to get a bed that has both. It is easy to find this in most hanging beds since they are designed to be laid on (where the rough material is) or laid in (where the soft material is).
Usually, the rougher material is canvas while the softer material is fleece, but the type can vary a bit. Either way, nearly every bed is washing machine safe and can be thrown in with other blankets or towels to be cleaned without needing special care.
Although, it is a good idea to make sure if the bed you are looking at is washing machine safe or not, or you would be risking having to buy a new bed again. Also, most are not supposed to be put in the dryer.
Do You Have to Worry About Your Ferret's Weight?
Even if you are getting a hanging bed that goes in a cage, you will most likely not have to worry about your pet's weight. Most beds are designed to hold the weight of at least 3 ferrets.
So unless you have 4 or more and they all pile on and in the same bed, you do not have to worry too much about the bed falling down from the hooks.
However, you should keep an eye on the hooks every now and then since your little guy might like to nibble on it and weaken the holder; it can happen.
To see every possible position you can make from it, click the link above to take a closer look at it, or you can check out the other beds if you are looking for something a little more suitable for your ferret.
Fun Facts About Ferrets
Ferrets are an incredibly popular pet throughout the world, more so than most people think.