Why do ferrets sleep so much?
Ferret natural instincts in the wild spend most of their time in dens underground to avoid predation. Ferrets spend 15 to 18 hours a day sleeping depending on their age. Baby kits and older ferrets sleep more. They are naturally crepuscular, meaning they are most active during dusk and dawn. Ferrets sleep more than most animals, but when awake they are very hyper, and will want to be of their the cage ready to play and explore. The older a ferret is, the longer they will sleep.
Some ferrets will sleep more out of boredom, if they are not properly stimulated. They need more time out of their cage and more playtime.
It depends on how old the ferret is... Young Ferret: Young ferrets are more hyper than older ferrets. Young ferrets sleep a lot, but when let out of the cage, they jump around and like to get into things. Despite being so hyper, ferrets are best trained to stay calm when they're young. Encouraging ferrets to be held at a young age usually makes older ferrets more content with being held. Old Ferret: Older ferrets…
Ferrets do not hibernate Sdresh is correct, they do not hibernate. They do become less active in the winter months though. Then again, so do I. No. Ferrets have no need to hibernate in winter. Instead of hibernating in winter ferrets will grow a thicker coat, eat more, put on weight and begin to sleep more.