Sorry this is so long.
So my husband and I will be getting some ferrets once things with the Covid 19 settle down. I have wanted one since I was seven years old. Now that I’ll be 30 next month I will finally get a few this year. About 11 years ago I researched the heck out of them because I was supposed to get one. However, life happens and the ferrets did not. Now I am for sure getting three within the year (as long as Covid 19 settles). I do have a vet lined up already. I know I will be getting the Ferret Nation double story cage with about 6 hanging items for them to sleep in (only three in the cage at once) I will make/buy more as times goes on. They will still be getting a plastic igloo to sleep in if they don’t want to hang out and sleep in a hammock. I have purchased a variety pack of cat toys (tunnels, balls and springs) that think they will enjoy also will be getting a nice ball pit with lots of balls. I will also be getting them a kong each. I also plan to use goodbye odor in their water.
Now for the things I will need some help on.
Are there any good grain free ferret foods out now? When I last looked they only offered Zupreem grain free which was primarily pea protein based. I currently plan on feeding them taste of the wild cat food both dry and canned with some duk soup.
Is a water bottle or bowl better for them? While on the topic are cermic bowls still reccommended or would they be better off with the type used for birds (the base screws in and then you lift and remove the bowl then drop it back in)?
Are corner or square litter boxes better? I will be using yesterdays news or something similar,made by a different company for the litter.