Ferrets have gotten more and more widespread as pets in Türkiye after Europe – reflecting the unfavorable impression of expertise on human life and the rising variety of individuals residing alone within the fashionable age.
Influenced by elements reminiscent of expertise’s results on human life and altering habits introduced by the brand new period, pet possession has elevated considerably, particularly because the pandemic, with over 2 million pets now residing in Türkiye.
Thus far, 1,231,313 cats and 833,168 canines have been recognized as pets within the nation. The variety of recognized ferrets can be on the rise, with the best populations in Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, Izmir, Karabük, Kayseri, Muğla and Bursa.
Ferret house owners, like Özlem Altuntaş, are obsessed with their pets and luxuriate in sharing their experiences. Altuntaş acknowledged that she determined to undertake “Jojo,” her pet ferret, after researching the subject and discovering that it was authorized to maintain ferrets in Türkiye.
Jojo, a playful and social ferret, has been residing with Altuntaş for 3 years. She described Jojo’s day by day routine and debunked some misconceptions about ferrets.
Sharing one of many false myths concerning ferrets, she stated that most individuals suppose that they’re creatures which have a way of revenge, hurt individuals and may strangle them to demise.
Altuntaş defined that individuals who go to her and meet Jojo are initially involved as a consequence of sure prejudices, however their attitudes change as soon as they get to know him.
Whereas ferrets have a special day by day routine in comparison with cats and canines, Altuntaş finds their care to be simpler. Ferrets sometimes sleep for as much as 20 hours a day, and they’re most energetic throughout the night time.
It is important to offer an atmosphere that fits the particular wants and behaviors of a ferret, reminiscent of a quiet and protected place for them to sleep throughout the day, in addition to a constant feeding schedule. Altuntaş emphasised that Jojo’s care is comparatively straightforward, and he has been recognized and chipped as required by Turkish legislation.
A citizen instructed Anadolu Company (AA) that he didn’t know if it was authorized to maintain ferrets at house and that he heard this for the primary time. She stated that animals reminiscent of cats, canines and birds are stored at house as these are human-friendly.
Whereas one other citizen merely refused to entertain the concept of maintaining a ferret as a pet. In his opinion, ferrets are wild animals so he thinks it’s higher for them to remain in their very own atmosphere.
Ferrets are comparatively new as pets in Türkiye, and there are nonetheless misconceptions about them, however they’re discovering acceptance amongst those that admire their distinctive qualities.