Most ferrets will learn how to use a litter box, which makes them an easier pet to care for. Litter is made from a variety of sources. Choice of litter should include: ease of use, absorptive properties, odor reduction, cost, and most importantly – lack of toxicity to your ferret.
Ferrets have very sensitive respiratory tracts. If you ferret has recently had surgery, you may wish to select a softer litter.
The following TABLE shows the different kinds of litter and discusses the PROs and CONs in using it for your ferret.
For further reading:
Respiratory toxicity of cedar and pine wood