Quick Answer: Do Ferrets Eat Their Own Poop?

They do not bury their poop like cats do.

Ferrets never poop or pee where they eat or sleep so the tray should be at one end or corner of the cage and the food and bed at the other.


Ferrets are an obligate carnivore which means that they can only eat meat.

How many times a day do ferrets poop?

Most ferrets will poop three or four times a day.7 Jul 2008

Do ferrets poop a lot?

Ferrets will keep you up all night.

Every ferret is different, but most of them are active at dusk and dawn or adjust their schedule to fit their human counterparts. They may get up and move around during the night just as any animal would. They can also sleep an average of 18 hours a day!15 Nov 2012

Do ferrets miss their owners?

Actually, ferrets bond with their humans for life. Because ferrets are such social creatures, they do better in groups of two or three. A single ferret will require much more time and attention from an owner than a ferret who has friends to keep him or her company while their human is gone during the day.10 Mar 2018

Can ferret poop make you sick?

How it spreads: Campylobacter most often spreads to animals and people through the feces (poop) of infected animals, contaminated food or water, or the environment. People can become infected if they don’t wash their hands after touching a ferret or its poop, food, toys, or habitat.8 Apr 2019