Our Environmental hazards section talks about temperature and humidity requires for ferrets as well as the risks of damage due from falls, trips, punctures or other physical trauma.

And, our behaviour Hazards section talks about what other issues ferrets can get into regardless of the specific environment but what it contains. Such as items which may cause a blockage.

Heatstroke brief

Ferrets bodies metabolise in temperatures between 10 C (50 F) and 25 C (80 F) under a ferret will use most of its energy to stay warm the domestic ferret does okay at lower temperatures. HOWEVER, ferrets do not do well with high temperatures - anything over 25 C (80 F) is dangerous for a ferret.

Trauma Brief Overview

Ferrets are flexible animals but are susceptible to injury many ways. Falling and being crushed are the two most common causes of physical trauma to a ferret. As a ferret explores they may climb objects like bookcases and tv stands falling from even a short distance could injure the animal. Another risk is something falling onto the ferret, but more commonly the ferret being stepped on. Pressure on the organs could cause internal bleeding which will require medical attention.