Cage For Ferrets Do It Yourself
Homemade Ferret Cage
There are very large and miniature houses, wicker, soft and insulated, metal or wood. Inside, many devices are built in: game rooms, hammocks, places for sleeping and games. But the cost of such apartments varies greatly. Sometimes the price of a house can just scare, given that the ferret itself is not cheap. Therefore, many future owners have a reasonable question: how to make a cage for a ferret on their own? This is what we will talk about in this article, consider the most relevant options, and also highlight the main factors that you should pay attention to if the house is still bought.
We make a house of plywood
Of course, at home, not all existing cells or houses can be made with your own hands, but there are basic types that you can do yourself. Let’s start with the plywood cage. It is worth noting immediately that the ferret is a very active animal and requires a lot of personal space, given that most of the time it will be in the apartment and completely alone, therefore, a cage, for example, for a hamster or guinea pig, of course, will not work here. The ferret should have several rooms, one for food, another for sleep, and a third for games. The number of storeys of a cell is very important, because for fluffy it is necessary to move, climb different minks and more. Therefore, if you decide to make a house with your own hands, then it will work hard.
The most camphor sizes of a cage for an animal are 1006080, approximate dimensions can be seen in the photo above. Initially, the whole process begins with the manufacture of the frame. With the help of mounting partitions, the number of floors and the cage itself are built. Subsequently, the whole cell is sheathed with plywood. A solid wall can be made at the back, and the front ones can be made folding, so that the change of plates for drinking and water, a pot and ordinary cleaning is possible and comfortable. In the photo you can see the options for ready-made cells that were made with your own hands.
Together with plywood and accessories, you need to purchase a grid. After all, the whole cage cannot be closed, the ferret must have space and air access, and it just won’t be able to watch the animal, but they are so playful and funny. If previously such a process was not carried out independently, then before starting work it is best to see it on the video in the article. To make a cage from plywood, you will need the following materials:
- a couple of sheets of plywood with a thickness of not more than ten millimeters;
- wooden blocks for the frame;
- metal grill or dense mesh;
- corners and platbands for connecting the cell;
- inexpensive linoleum for interior flooring;
- latches, nails, self-tapping screws and other fastening elements.
As you can see, the cost of such a cell, if you make it yourself, will be very small. When there is a familiar master, then this is very good, the house will turn out not only not expensive, but also very high quality. After completing the most dirty work, we proceed to the pleasant one. After all, it’s not enough just to make a cage, it also needs to be equipped. In the photo you can see many design options for ferret houses and choose the most optimal one for yourself.
If the house has several floors, then between them it is necessary to make small ladders so that the animal can easily move. It is best to place a tray and feeding bowls at the bottom of the cage, for example, a pot on the left side in the corner, and feeding in the opposite. Also in the lower base of the cage should be a tray or a special compartment for spilled food or tray filler or other waste. But on the second floor you can already arrange a place for an overnight stay. Most hosts sew special warm bags from old blankets, rugs, padding polyester and so on. In the photo you can see how they should look.
Organic Glass Cells
This type of houses is also very popular. Firstly, the material is environmentally friendly, and secondly, the cage is completely transparent, and you can observe the life of ferrets. And thirdly, the cage looks more aesthetically pleasing and fits any room design. But there is one caveat. In such a house, it is necessary to drill many holes for air and correctly design them.
Best of all, when such a process is carried out by the master, so that the glass does not damage or scratch itself. On the video you can see how these cells are done by yourself, and the photo offers design options.
In a frame of organic glass it is difficult to make a number of storeys and equip shelves, the most practical solution is to mount small shelves in the corners. A very good option for these cells is to make the front side completely from a metal mesh, so you do not need to drill holes for air. And on the floor is a sheet of plywood and linoleum. It is not recommended to cover floors with rugs or other soft devices (perhaps only in a place where an overnight stay is provided), because they become soiled very quickly. When the cells are done with your own hands at home, you must be very careful and careful. If the material is not durable or not of high quality, and also poorly fixed, then the ferret can be harmed, therefore, the owner who makes the cage has a big responsibility.
Initially, it is necessary to make a project for the future cell, as well as to draw up a plan and a drawing. Marks are applied to the finished and trimmed material, which will be equal to the specified values of length, width and height. Before assembling, if the cage is made of wood or glass, it is necessary to beat the material with a cloth so that the ferrets are comfortable, because they are very restless, noisy and active. To the houses from org. glass this does not apply. The first stage of assembly is the preparation of rooms, pipes, and other devices inside the cell, and then work begins on the outside of the cell. After completion, the most pleasant work begins – this is the arrangement of the house itself with various devices for games. Design options can be seen in the photo. Be sure to remember about ventilation holes, because without good air circulation in the cells, ferrets will feel bad. Also thought out removable panels, retractable covers and more. Ferrets love to hide pieces of food everywhere, and at the same time they are very clean animals. Imagine that a cage the size of two by two meters (just such a cage is needed for a ferret) will often have to be removed and climbed into every corner, so you need to consider access to all distant places in advance.
Another tip for ferret owners is to choose a cage with wheels that can be easily moved around the house or apartment. In the photo you can see how such models look. The fact is that ferrets have increased activity at night, and during a person’s sleep, the animal can disturb him, therefore, at night the cage can be moved to the kitchen or corridor. The most important thing to pay attention to is the size of the cells. Ferrets are not hamsters; they need a spacious cage.