>I thought it would be fun to have a semi-regular post about the attempts
>[successful and otherwise] I have made to ferret-proof my apartment.
>Feel free to respond with your own adventures!
>First, the background.
>I own a 10 month-old, male, pink-eyed white named Frank (his full name
>Rat Bastard!!!"). He is an absolute joy, but I have never met a
>creature (including my younger sibings) so determined to get into
>mischief. As much as I love the little fuzzbutt, I simply cannot
>imagine how some people can handle owning more than 1 at a time [let
>alone 5 or 6!].
>Today's adventure: Ferret-proofing the couch.
Try this: Either get 2 x 4 studs cut to fit the measurements of your couch and
place them underneath in the appropriate places, or try simple red bricks. You
can glue *** (make sure is isn't "finished" ***--with the smooth surface,
since the brick can them be pushed around--also, be sure to cut the ***
about ?" less all the way around the brick, to keep him from chewing on it, or
using it to drag the bricks around) to the brick bottoms to keep them from
scratching the floor.
With the wood, he might be able to chew large gouges out, but it would take a
long time to work his way all the way through the board. However, with the
bricks, he won't be able to do much of anything to them.
One final method you might want to use is to purchase some plastic carpet
runners and cut them to fit, replacing the shower curtain idea. These are MUCH
heavier in content and your little demolition team won't be able to make much
of an impression! I would recommend using nails though, since I think staples
might not give the holding power necessary with such thick material.