I've found a few games which my ferrets seem to like:
My younger ferret Fidgett really enjoys chasing a cat toy. It is a feather
on a string, attached to a stiff long rod. She likes it just as much as the
cat, and I can get her running at top speed all over the house, trying to
catch it. I can even get her to stand and jump to get it. It's very cute,
and gives her good exercise.
The older ferret, Waffles, likes it too. But she doesn't chase it. She
loves to be chased by it, though. She goes wild, hopping about, tripping,
running into things, with a crazed look on her face.
Both of my ferrets, and perhaps all ferrets, love this game. It's simple.
Play with the ferret. Chase her around. Let her chase you. Hide, and seek
her when she hides. And when you meet, wrestle and make silly noises. :)
This is a fun game for you too, but you will get tired before the ferret does.
Fidgett has, shall we say.. an affinity for rubber. If it's made of
rubber, she wants to hide it and chew it apart. She loves dog toys.
Fidgett will get so worked up about hiding things that you can sometimes
pick her up by the item she's stealing!
She is especially fond of the bathroom plunger. Luckily, we've never used
it, so it has become a ferret toy.
This isn't actually a game, and it rather annoys me. But Fidgett really
loves to climb all the way up screen doors. The picture is just after
Fidgett realized I was watching her, and she's trying to abort her
mission. Note that she is between a screen and a glass door, but you
can't see the glass.
If there's a hole, or a corner, or a crack, or anything big enough for a
ferret's nose, the little ones will find it and sniff it. If it's large
enough to fit in, they'll climb inside. It doesn't matter what or where the
hole is. If they can fit, they will.
Here's Fidgett, checking if she can fit through a crack. Looks like someone
who is walking on a ledge outside a tall building, doesn't it?
No matter what I do, I just can't keep Fidgett out of the candy dish. She's
a sucker for jelly beans. And even if something is wrapped in plastic, she
still likes to hide it.