Post by sherrylynne on Jan 15, 2011 0:35:49 GMT -5
They would, by nature, be solitaries. Like cats, we keep them in a "kit" stage all their lives. Were they allowed to mature properly, they'd only get together for mating purposes. The main reason is food. There is only a certain amount of food available for the area they are capable of hunting, and they need that for their own survival. Being domesticated animals, there is no reason to fight for food, so they learn to live together.
Whether they are naturaly solitary or not, I don't know many people immune to ferret math! Plus I really believe the company is good for them. I know when mine are out to play they have so much fun together! And when they are in the cage, they always snuggle in a ferret pile. They are very social and I think 2 or more is a better idea if you can. It really isn't any more work.