More than just a necessity,ferret bedding, is one of the fun ways you can spoil your little one. So you’re in the market for a little furniture for your new ferret, or perhaps it’s time for redecorating for your business of ferrets? One of the fun ways to accessorize for your ferrets is with a new handmade ferret bedding set. To begin with, when we say bedding, we’re talking about ferret linens here, items for your ferret’s basic comfort and warmth. If you were looking for some details on litter, that’s a much simpler matter. Just get something that doesn’t have a lot of dust (wood chips and cat litter are bad and may cause respiratory problems), you may want to try Yesterday’s News Ferret Litter. Now back to the less practical but more fun stuff!
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First off, what the bedding is made out of is important. Besides something soft and warm for tunneling, make sure you get something that your furry friend won’t catch his claws in. If the ferret gets caught and panics, they can injure themselves, and that’s the last thing you want. Fleece works especially well for bedding. You can be creative here, and go with a simple (a fleece blanket cut up and maybe a hammock) setup, or with a multi-level palace including all different kids of bedding. Here’s a sample of what’s available:
Hammock – The hammock is one of your most basic pieces of ferret furniture, second only to a nice blanket for tunneling. You have several options in hammocks ranging from small to large, padded, and covered. We’re had the best luck with having a couple of hammocks so the kids have options. One large open hammock and one large covered hammock seem to serve our four ferrets fine. Your ferret’s preference, and your cage space will help you choose, as we mentioned earlier every ferret needs a hammock to relax in.
Padded Cage Mats – these are a nice option if you have a wire cage, and they’re also nice on the bottom level of a metal cage. Many people forget that the floor can get cold at night, a nice mat and and blanket makes sure your little ones are comfortable all night long. Ferret tolerate cold a bit better than heat, but everyone likes to get under the covers at night, the furkids are no exception.
Hanging Tunnel – Basically a tube that is open on one or both ends. One of our jills loves these, they other kids aren’t as happy to use it. If your little one likes the ferret bedding in a cube or round shape, they may be a candidate to spend some quality time in a tube.
Round Padded Bed – Your mileage may very, but the most use we’ve seen on these is as a toy during frequent cage “rearranging” sessions. Dogs and cats appreciate a bed, ferrets, not as much, lol. The exception is an old or a sick ferret, they tend to make more use of the ground based pieces of bedding.
Hanging Round Sleeper and Hanging Cube – Our round sleepers and cubes get a lot of use. Then don’t seem to mind too much if it has one opening or several, there’s something that fun about a sleeper, and it’s a little more closed in so they feel a bit more secure.
Okay, there’s your crash course in ferret bedding, here’s what’s available in the live auctions right now!