Pet Corner: Ivory

Ivory ferret
Credit: Dakin Humane Society

Name: Ivory
Breed: Ferret
Age: 1 year old
Gender: Male
Color: White/Brown

Ivory is a year-old male ferret who we are adopting out with his friend Orchid, a year-old female ferret. They have both been fixed, so you don’t have to worry about any surprise additions to the family!  They were brought to Dakin recently because their person didn’t feel he had enough time to spend with them. Ferrets are very interactive, social pets and they should have about an hour or so every day outside their cage in a room that’s been ferret-proofed (keep wires and cords out of reach, houseplants too) to play and interact with their humans.

These two are an adorable pair of ferrets who are very friendly and are easy to handle. Come meet them at Dakin’s Springfield Adoption & Education Center. Click here to learn more about Ivory >>

Basic facts about ferrets:

  • Their habitat should be cleaned about once a week (also, bedding changed once a week), with litter box cleaning daily
  • A well-balanced ferret diet consists of high quality ferret food, chlorine-free filtered water
  • Limit amounts of ferret treats!
  • Ferrets need a large, multi-tiered wire-sided habitat with good ventilation, a secure door and a solid floor. Openings between the wires should be small enough to be escape-proof
  • They love to have hammocks to sleep in
  • Toys and a hiding box are a must for their habitat to keep them happy and stimulated

Events/Other Topics:

Dogs & Toddlers FREE Workshop – Sunday, May 21 from 1-3pm at Dakin Humane Society in Springfield
Babies become mobile quickly and toddlerhood is a whole new adventure! Many dogs become uncomfortable with these rapid changes and increased movements of the baby. Be proactive and plan ahead for success for both the baby and family dog. Dog Aware™ parents also adjust management and activities to match each stage for both dog and baby. Together we can build lasting bonds based on trust, respect and mutual comfort. This seminar will also share information about what to consider when encountering dogs with your toddler while out and about. Everything you will learn in our Dogs & Toddlers seminar will be valuable with all dogs your family encounters. Registration for this free workshop is required. Click here if you’d like to sign up >>

For more information about Dakin Humane Society, visit or call 413.781.4000.