Taking your ferret for a walk with you can be fun. It can also enable you to provide your ferret with the exercises it requires to stay healthy. However, to achieve this, you will need the best ferret harness in order to keep it safe whenever you take it out.
It will be a best idea to ensure that the harness you plant to use will fits the ferret correctly before you decide to take it out for a walk. There are two types of harness that ensure ferrets do not slip out of the hold and not so tight that it prevents the animal from walking comfortably.
#1 H style harness
Most experienced ferret owners will recommend H style harness for ferret as it is the safest and most reliable harness. An H harness literally looks like a capital letter H. They include 2 big loops. One loop looks like a collar that goes around your ferret’s neck, and the other goes behind their forelegs and around their waist.
There is also an additional strap that connects to the loops and runs along your ferret’s spine. I would like to recommend the H harnesses that has the hook where the leash attaches to the harness) is located on the back of the harnesses. It will prevent the risk that the leash attachment is too close to ferret’s throats, and they can accidentally strangle themselves.
This is the most common type of harness that you can easy find on marketplace. You can consider PerSuper – 2 Pack Pet Harness. This harness is made of high quality nylon with a nice, soft texture, lightweight and durable.
#2 Ferret Vest
Although H style harness is the most common type but it may not always work for every individual ferret. I would like to recommend this the ferret vest for smaller ferrets, multi-ferret households, and harness training baby ferrets. If your ferret feels okay with its harness and does not try to wiggle out of the harness, then you should consider the ferret vest.
This is because the vests can be made of foam, fleece, nylon mesh or other soft and cozy materials. They are more comfortable for ferrets to wear and easier to take on and off. For a small ferret, the vest can work better than the H harness.
There are some ferret vest products available in the market such as Kaytee Comfort Harness & Stretchy Leash, 13 Fishing – Living World Harness, etc.