Cage Challenge vs No Cage!!!!

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Cage Challenge vs No Cage!!!!

Post by Real Dufo » Tue, 24 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Hmmmmmm...  A cage challenge!  This bring me one question! Am I the only
one who has no cage for my ferret??? The only area that is not open to
ferret is the ba***t (we try to keep the door close, but I have to admit
that we're not 100% perfect there either!)

So normally, my ferret is sleeping in my kid bedroom (In one drawer, which
is filled with old T-shirts and sweater). The feeding place is the first
floor bathroom (has to be somewhere easy to clean, since I still have to
find an animal who make a better mess than my ferret when eating!). The
hide and seek room is our master bedroom (That's when the dog and the
ferret want to play!). And the family room is the place where you can find
all the goodies that you have to hide all over the place.

Don't ask, my house is 100% ferret proofed. And we do live an almost
normal life! (Except at 3:00 a.m. when "Surprise" crawl under our bed sheet
to find a better spot to sleep, and need to bite us a little bit to get
more room!) (BTW, That's the only time ever she nip! I think she likes a spot
that is already warm, so she's moving us! Lukily, this doesn't happen too
often!)

So anybody else with NO CAGES?

 
 
 

Cage Challenge vs No Cage!!!!

Post by David Caudil » Tue, 24 Dec 1996 04:00:00


<SNIP>

Quote:
> So anybody else with NO CAGES?

   Yup! My ferrets have a 1/2 ba***t all to themselves (well...it is
my computer and tv room too...). My ferrets all have free-run of that
big room (except for two I am trying to integrate slowly). The room is
ferret-proofed (nothing is ever 100% ferret-proof, and many a ferret
will go out of his way to prove this!) <g>. Lots of blankets, toys and
dryer-hose for playing in.

Dooks,

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Cage Challenge vs No Cage!!!!

Post by Michael Jan » Tue, 24 Dec 1996 04:00:00




Quote:
>Hmmmmmm...  A cage challenge!  This bring me one question! Am I the only
>one who has no cage for my ferret???

We now use a condo cage, but our first ferret never knew what a cage
was and we had him for seven years.    There were times when I wish I
did have a secure spot for him, like when I knew apartment maintenance
would be coming by.  I had to install a lock on our bedroom door to be
sure he'd be safe and secure.

I always hated cages, but I see now that there are times when it is
better even for the ferret.  Our current ferret, Max, has free run of
the house (no apt anymore, thank goodness) but we leave his cage door
open.  He regularly goes on his own to the second level to sleep in
his hammock, so I don't feel guilty when I have to close the door on
him.  He also has a food and water dish both inside and outside his
cage.  He prefers the ones inside his cage.  

 
 
 

Cage Challenge vs No Cage!!!!

Post by Don » Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

>Hmmmmmm...  A cage challenge!  This bring me one question! Am I the only
>one who has no cage for my ferret??? The only area that is not open to
>ferret is the ba***t (we try to keep the door close, but I have to admit
>that we're not 100% perfect there either!)

>So normally, my ferret is sleeping in my kid bedroom (In one drawer, which
>is filled with old T-shirts and sweater). The feeding place is the first
>floor bathroom (has to be somewhere easy to clean, since I still have to
>find an animal who make a better mess than my ferret when eating!). The
>hide and seek room is our master bedroom (That's when the dog and the
>ferret want to play!). And the family room is the place where you can find
>all the goodies that you have to hide all over the place.

>Don't ask, my house is 100% ferret proofed. And we do live an almost
>normal life! (Except at 3:00 a.m. when "Surprise" crawl under our bed sheet
>to find a better spot to sleep, and need to bite us a little bit to get
>more room!) (BTW, That's the only time ever she nip! I think she likes a spot
>that is already warm, so she's moving us! Lukily, this doesn't happen too
>often!)

>So anybody else with NO CAGES?

I stand humbly defeated!  Assuming the 100% ferret-proofing (i.e.,
keeping 'em outta fridge/dishwasher motors, etc), I don't think you
can beat an arrangement like yours.  How's she in the litterbox
department?  Mind you, even mine aren't perfect, but they vary between
95-98% success in using the right place.  Could well be they'd perform
even better in a completely open arrangement.

Congrats on keeping an obviously-happy ferret (or vice-versa).  :)

DonB

 
 
 

Cage Challenge vs No Cage!!!!

Post by Don » Wed, 25 Dec 1996 04:00:00




Quote:

>Hmmmmmm...  A cage challenge!  This bring me one question! Am I the only
>one who has no cage for my ferret??? The only area that is not open to
>ferret is the ba***t (we try to keep the door close, but I have to admit
>that we're not 100% perfect there either!)

>So normally, my ferret is sleeping in my kid bedroom (In one drawer, which
>is filled with old T-shirts and sweater). The feeding place is the first
>floor bathroom (has to be somewhere easy to clean, since I still have to
>find an animal who make a better mess than my ferret when eating!). The
>hide and seek room is our master bedroom (That's when the dog and the
>ferret want to play!). And the family room is the place where you can find
>all the goodies that you have to hide all over the place.

>Don't ask, my house is 100% ferret proofed. And we do live an almost
>normal life! (Except at 3:00 a.m. when "Surprise" crawl under our bed sheet
>to find a better spot to sleep, and need to bite us a little bit to get
>more room!) (BTW, That's the only time ever she nip! I think she likes a spot
>that is already warm, so she's moving us! Lukily, this doesn't happen too
>often!)

>So anybody else with NO CAGES?

I stand humbly defeated!  Assuming the 100% ferret-proofing (i.e.,
keeping 'em outta fridge/dishwasher motors, etc), I don't think you
can beat an arrangement like yours.  How's she in the litterbox
department?  Mind you, even mine aren't perfect, but they vary between
95-98% success in using the right place.  Could well be they'd perform
even better in a completely open arrangement.

Congrats on keeping an obviously-happy ferret (or vice-versa).  :)

DonB

 
 
 

Cage Challenge vs No Cage!!!!

Post by Sister Mar » Fri, 27 Dec 1996 04:00:00


We have a cage that Phil built for them, but no, we do not lock them in
it. We've let them have the run of the apartment, and have ferret
proofed it very well I might add, and put up with the potty pans in the
corners due to their free run. When they get tired, 80% of the time
we find them in the cage. Now, however, we are starting to put them
in the bedroom where the cage is and shut the bedroom door when we are
gone. This is good for now, and I am sure when we get a house we will
do differently. But for now, there is no reason to cage them. They're
healthy, they are happy, and the apartment is ferret proofed.

 
 
 

Cage Challenge vs No Cage!!!!

Post by SmithAng » Thu, 02 Jan 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>>Hmmmmmm...  A cage challenge!  This bring me one question! Am I the only
>>one who has no cage for my ferret??? The only area that is not open to
>>ferret is the ba***t (we try to keep the door close, but I have to
admit
>>that we're not 100% perfect there either!)

Hello,
Glad to hear your home is ferret-proofed!  I just have one question.....
Doesn't your ferret have accidents ALL over your home?

In our last apartment, we let our ferrets run free.  That was a mistake.
Not only did they have accidents (even with strict training and extra
litter boxes) they also scratched at the carpeting under the doors.  We
were lucky we didn't get fined when we moved out!

In our current home, they have their own bedroom to run free in (when we
are home) and do much better!  Not actually their own bedroom, it is our
"study" also!