Articles in Category: Camping and RVing with Small Animals
Ferrets have lived with humans for hundreds of years—over 2,500 years, in fact. These feisty critters were originally used to hunt rabbits and other small prey, but in recent years almost all domesticated ferrets are living in homes as pets. They are related to weasels and polecats. Their Latin name, Mustela putorius furo, means “smelly little thief.” A pretty hilarious name for such a charming animal!
Because they’re used to living in cages, many small animals travel well. If you can transport your pet’s living habitat, then you’re ready to travel. If, however, your pet has special needs (heat lamps, ponds, heated rocks, exercise wheels), then travel isn’t such a good idea. People who travel in an RV, however, might be able to set up an ideal living habitat for their small pet and take it one the road with them. In this case, it’s all about planning and dedication!
Are you looking for a family pet that’s easier to care for than a cat or a dog? Hoping for something that feels comfortable in a small space, like an apartment, a bedroom, or an RV? Then welcome to the world of small animals. These creatures may be small in size, but they’re big on personality and fun.
Every animal, large or small, has its fan club of people who care. In every state across the country, rescue organizations exist to take in and shelter abandoned animals of every kind, from pot-bellied pigs and dogs and cats to farm animals and wildlife. So it comes as no surprise that there are groups dedicated to ferret rescue.