Going for a walk with your ferret can helps to provide your ferret with the exercise they need to stay healthy, keep themselves active and playful all the time. If your ferret is one of those who likes walks, then you will need a harness for him.
Unfortunately, it is not easy to choose the best ferret harness. You have to make sure that the harness is soft, harmless on ferret body, and make them feel comfortable without constricting regular movement and walking.
#1 Back clip vs front clip connects
You will want to attach your leash to the harness. Normally, there are two type of leash attachments on a harness are front clip and back clip. The back clip is the most common type of ferret. It come with a hook that is positioned at the back of your ferret and allow you to attach your leash.
If you pull against the collar, it may easily choke or strangle a ferret. The back clip ferret harness is the better way to go as it does not place any stress on the neck of your ferret when you pull back on the leash.
Ferrets can be master escape artists, so you should place the front straps on their chests rather than their necks. ferrets being quick and active can easily slip out from a collar, in this case, a back clip harness will be the best to secure them.
Front clip harness includes a hook that allow you to attach the leash to the front of the ferret’s chest. If your purpose is training your ferrets and lessen ferret’s desire to pull, then you should choose this type. This is because when you pull the leash back, ferrets will be forced to turn their head towards you.
#2 Padded harnesses
If your ferret is the one that always try to wiggle out of the harness, or went you take him out for a walk, you do not want the harness to rub against your ferret’s skin and cause irritation. This is when the padded harness come to handle.
Besides, the padding also add flair and make your ferret look rather chic.
#3 Specific ferret harness
Many ferret parents believed that it is find to use a harness not designed for a ferret. Small dog or cat harnesses may fit but it may not be entirely comfortable or safe when worn by a ferret. A hamster or gerbil is much lighter than an adult ferret, so the harnesses made for them are also less durable and less secure than a harness for ferret.