Potty Training Problem

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Potty Training Problem

Post by Jeni Lin » Fri, 08 May 1998 04:00:00



Hi,

        I'm having a problem litter training one of my ferrets.  I got Taz when
she was only 3 or 4 months old.  For the most part she is very good
about going in the pans (we have several around the apt.).
Unfortunately she has decided that one if the places for her to go to
the bathroom is right in front of the front door.  At first, it was in
the corner so I put a towel there.  Now she just backs up against the
door and goes there.  

        Does anyone have any tips on how to get a feret to not go to the
bathroom somewhere.  Because of the location I can't use the regular
tricks like putting toys, bedding or food there.

Any suggestions will be appreciated.

thanks,

Jen (moxie and taz)

 
 
 

Potty Training Problem

Post by Amy » Fri, 08 May 1998 04:00:00


HI! I have never actually tried this so I have absolutely no idea if it
might work at all.
    I read a while back on this NG that someone had a method where they
would put a little bit of vanilla extract in the rinse cycle with their
ferrets bedding, washable toys, hammocks, etc.  so that in a short time the
fuzzy started to associate the scent of vanilla with these things....then
they put a little of the vanilla in the spot that the fert kept "doing his
thing" undesirably. The theory is that he would nose about, smell the
vanilla and think "bed"....and find somewhere else to go.
    If you happen to try this - and it actually works... please post it to
let us all know!!:)
Thanks!!
~Amy (bearer of treats, cleaner of litter, and Servant to all things fuzzy)

Quote:

>Hi,

> I'm having a problem litter training one of my ferrets.  I got Taz when
>she was only 3 or 4 months old.  For the most part she is very good
>about going in the pans (we have several around the apt.).
>Unfortunately she has decided that one if the places for her to go to
>the bathroom is right in front of the front door.  At first, it was in
>the corner so I put a towel there.  Now she just backs up against the
>door and goes there.

> Does anyone have any tips on how to get a feret to not go to the
>bathroom somewhere.  Because of the location I can't use the regular
>tricks like putting toys, bedding or food there.

>Any suggestions will be appreciated.

>thanks,

>Jen (moxie and taz)

 
 
 

Potty Training Problem

Post by Jeni Lin » Sat, 09 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> HI! I have never actually tried this so I have absolutely no idea if it
> might work at all.
>     I read a while back on this NG that someone had a method where they
> would put a little bit of vanilla extract in the rinse cycle with their
> ferrets bedding, washable toys, hammocks, etc.  so that in a short time the
> fuzzy started to associate the scent of vanilla with these things....then
> they put a little of the vanilla in the spot that the fert kept "doing his
> thing" undesirably. The theory is that he would nose about, smell the
> vanilla and think "bed"....and find somewhere else to go.
>     If you happen to try this - and it actually works... please post it to
> let us all know!!:)
> Thanks!!
> ~Amy (bearer of treats, cleaner of litter, and Servant to all things fuzzy)


> >Hi,

> > I'm having a problem litter training one of my ferrets.  I got Taz when
> >she was only 3 or 4 months old.  For the most part she is very good
> >about going in the pans (we have several around the apt.).
> >Unfortunately she has decided that one if the places for her to go to
> >the bathroom is right in front of the front door.  At first, it was in
> >the corner so I put a towel there.  Now she just backs up against the
> >door and goes there.

> > Does anyone have any tips on how to get a feret to not go to the
> >bathroom somewhere.  Because of the location I can't use the regular
> >tricks like putting toys, bedding or food there.

> >Any suggestions will be appreciated.

> >thanks,

> >Jen (moxie and taz)

Hi,

        I may try that.  They only problem is that I pretty much give my babies
the run of the house.  I have tried leaving Taz in the cage during the
day (this is when she goes in the wrong place) but I can't seem to get
her to use the pan in the cage properly either (she goes next too it).
It's not that she is completely untrained, if she is near the kitchen
she will use the cats litter pan and some of the other ones we have
around the house.  I just can't seem to get her to stop going in front
of the door.

        I may have made some progress however.  I've left a towel in front of
the door for the past two days and have been going leaving through the
back door.

thanks,
Jen

 
 
 

Potty Training Problem

Post by Thoma » Fri, 15 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> I may have made some progress however.  I've left a towel in front of
>the door for the past two days and have been going leaving through the
>back door.

See, the training is working.  Your ferret really knows how to get what it
wants.  It even has you going through the back door.  Good ferret's
pet...good ferret's pet.

-Viscrimson Bane-
Humble servant of King Imppy

 
 
 

Potty Training Problem

Post by Ariel W » Fri, 15 May 1998 04:00:00


LOL!  Yes, I had thought the same thing when I read it.... we truly are
owned by our ferrets.

Ariel
Jasper, Taz and Baxter


Quote:
> > I may have made some progress however.  I've left a towel in front of
> >the door for the past two days and have been going leaving through the
> >back door.

> See, the training is working.  Your ferret really knows how to get what
it
> wants.  It even has you going through the back door.  Good ferret's
> pet...good ferret's pet.

> -Viscrimson Bane-
> Humble servant of King Imppy

 
 
 

Potty Training Problem

Post by Hunyfa » Sun, 17 May 1998 04:00:00


I have had the same problem with my kids and have not solved it yet.  The
vanilla extract would work but my kids have the fun and run of the whole place
and they sleep in MY clothes clean or dirty .  I do not want to smell of
vanilla.  The dogs in my neighborhood already love er ah me.

hunyface
Cindy Ridgway

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