paint/sealer safe for ferrets?

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paint/sealer safe for ferrets?

Post by Sheri G » Tue, 02 Apr 1996 04:00:00



I will be making their cage sometime soon and I am looking
for a good sealant that the critters won't (want to) chew
through.  The wood that I am going to be painting is on the
OUTSIDE of the cage... but they might be able to nibble at
the corners through the mesh.

I am trying to find something that is HARD and smooth along
with being a very thick coating.

I plan on coating the floors with something that doesn't
absorb water & urine... (tile is out, at least the self stick type)

Thanks for any ideas you can help with!

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paint/sealer safe for ferrets?

Post by Just Ste » Thu, 04 Apr 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>I will be making their cage sometime soon and I am looking
>for a good sealant that the critters won't (want to) chew
>through.  The wood that I am going to be painting is on the
>OUTSIDE of the cage... but they might be able to nibble at
>the corners through the mesh.

You probably want to avoid acrylics, as they can chip and flake off. A
***enamel is probably your best bet -- they even have them with less
noxious chemicals, and some even clean up with plain old water.  :-)

Quote:
>I am trying to find something that is HARD and smooth along
>with being a very thick coating.
>I plan on coating the floors with something that doesn't
>absorb water & urine... (tile is out, at least the self stick type)

If you're doing this in wood, you may want to consider bonding a surface
to it rather than painting it. Formica, for example, is extremely durable,
won't crack or peel, isn't toxic (if they can't eat it, they can't get
poisoned by it), won't stain, and is fairly easy to bond to wood.

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