Carpet Damage

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Carpet Damage

Post by MatthewB » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00



I have a two-year-old sable ferret named Molly. She's a great-tempered, playful
scamp who we love dearly. We give her restricted run of the finished ba***t
in the evenings, usually with supervision.

As with any ferret, Molly is extremely curious. Since the ba***t is
ferret-proof, this does not pose a problem - that is, until she decides that
she wants to be upstairs. Molly runs full-tilt up the stairs and tears at the
carpet under the door. She does this even when I'm downstairs. I go up the
stairs, bring her down, and she simply runs back up it again. Immediately.
After 3-4 repeats of this behavior, I put her back in her cage and her play
time is over.

I'd like to let Molly run around during the day when I am not at home, and
would like to let her have run of the ba***t full-time. However, this is
simply not possible as she has already started wearing the carpet out.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Matt

 
 
 

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Post by Dolt-Bo » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> . Molly runs full-tilt up the stairs and tears at the
> carpet under the door.

I have 3 ferrets and the big female (Holly) does the same thing whenever she hits a
closed door. I haven't been able to do anything. she was tearing up the carpet
accually at the door to my bedroom. Finnally, I just ferret proofed my bedroom and
let them in there too. but now she's found my closet door. I found if I just let
her dig for a bit, she gets sick of it (Or her nail gets stuck and when she gets
free she leaves it alone for a bit) I've heard of putting plastic runners down
along the thresholds of doorways too that have carpeting under them, it seems to
discourage it. (I haven't gotten around to trying it yet)
Hope it helps
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Post by SaraJ the computer geni » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>As with any ferret, Molly is extremely curious. Since the ba***t is
>ferret-proof, this does not pose a problem - that is, until she decides that
>she wants to be upstairs. Molly runs full-tilt up the stairs and tears at the
>carpet under the door. She does this even when I'm downstairs. I go up the
>stairs, bring her down, and she simply runs back up it again. Immediately.
>After 3-4 repeats of this behavior, I put her back in her cage and her play
>time is over.

My 2 oldest ferrets Casey and Rissy used to do that! If we out them in a
bedroom and closed the door, they'd shred at the carpet as a way of saying "Let
me out!" Even if the door was open, they'd still shred the carpet. Luckily,
they've stopped that, but I can still imagine how annoying it must get.

SaraJ
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Post by Kat Richards » Wed, 07 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Try plastic carpet runner cut to fit the door frame and tacked down.
Takes the fun right out of that carpet scratchin'.

Kat R

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Quote:
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>Molly runs full-tilt up the stairs and tears at the
>carpet under the door.
>snip<

>I'd like to let Molly run around during the day when I am not at home, and
>would like to let her have run of the ba***t full-time. However, this is
>simply not possible as she has already started wearing the carpet out.

>Any suggestions?

>Thanks.

>Matt

 
 
 

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Post by JABBER10 » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00


You can get that carpet runner stuff that has the knob things on them to hold
them to the carpet and cut them to fit the door way. That way the ferrets can
dig all they want and not hurt the carpet :-)

They sell that stuff by the foot at most hardware stores BTW good luck hope
this helps.

Kelly, Snowball,Sabrina and Buddy

 
 
 

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Post by alfer » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00


you will find the plastic carpet thingies at the office supply store.  the ones your chair rolls around on at the office?  they're
thick and therefore a bit hard to cut...but cut to fit and laid in the doorway, your problem should be solved.  good luck!

--
alfert

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I have a two-year-old sable ferret named Molly. She's a great-tempered, playful
scamp who we love dearly. We give her restricted run of the finished ba***t
in the evenings, usually with supervision.

As with any ferret, Molly is extremely curious. Since the ba***t is
ferret-proof, this does not pose a problem - that is, until she decides that
she wants to be upstairs. Molly runs full-tilt up the stairs and tears at the
carpet under the door. She does this even when I'm downstairs. I go up the
stairs, bring her down, and she simply runs back up it again. Immediately.
After 3-4 repeats of this behavior, I put her back in her cage and her play
time is over.

I'd like to let Molly run around during the day when I am not at home, and
would like to let her have run of the ba***t full-time. However, this is
simply not possible as she has already started wearing the carpet out.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

Matt

 
 
 

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Post by Rob » Thu, 08 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:
>You can get that carpet runner stuff that has the knob things on them to
hold
>them to the carpet and cut them to fit the door way. That way the ferrets
can
>dig all they want and not hurt the carpet :-)

I tried this myself.  Instead of discouraging my two little ones, they
decided that they like the sound.  They'd stand side by side & just go
apeshit ! It got to the point that I had to remove it, before my last thread
of sanity broke !!!!              :)

Good luck !!!

Rob

 
 
 

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Post by Louise Baro » Fri, 09 Jul 1999 04:00:00


A plastic carpet runner tacked where she digs at the carpet might help.
Just make sure she can't pry it off. When you have a carpet digger, it's
almost impossible to break, I tried!
Louise the ferretlady, mom of 4 furkids
Quote:

> I have a two-year-old sable ferret named Molly. She's a great-tempered, playful
> scamp who we love dearly. We give her restricted run of the finished ba***t
> in the evenings, usually with supervision.

> As with any ferret, Molly is extremely curious. Since the ba***t is
> ferret-proof, this does not pose a problem - that is, until she decides that
> she wants to be upstairs. Molly runs full-tilt up the stairs and tears at the
> carpet under the door. She does this even when I'm downstairs. I go up the
> stairs, bring her down, and she simply runs back up it again. Immediately.
> After 3-4 repeats of this behavior, I put her back in her cage and her play
> time is over.

> I'd like to let Molly run around during the day when I am not at home, and
> would like to let her have run of the ba***t full-time. However, this is
> simply not possible as she has already started wearing the carpet out.

> Any suggestions?

> Thanks.

> Matt

 
 
 

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Post by JABBER10 » Fri, 09 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>They'd stand side by side & just go
>apeshit ! It got to the point that I had to remove it, before my last thread
>of sanity broke !!!!              :)

LOL sorry that you have special ferrets :-)
Kelly, Snowball,Sabrina and Buddy
 
 
 

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Post by sunsh.. » Sun, 11 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Use plastic rugs or some use sand paper nails down.  This plastic stuff
should not cause any damage to the carpet.  We use it where the doors
are or gates are and works fine......

Debbie