The ferret cage is the house in which he sleeps, plays, eats and goes to the toilet. Therefore, it is necessary to equip it so that the animal is comfortable and interested in spending most of its time in it. How many animals walk around the apartment – the owner decides, most often – this is a short time.
After watching the video, you can learn a lot of interesting things about these beautiful and intelligent animals.
What cage is needed for a four-legged pet, and how to make it as comfortable as possible, we will try to figure it out with you.
In which house the animal will be fine
Analyzing different options, we recommend that you choose your own cell. Only in this way you can take into account the individual characteristics of your ferret and provide him comfort and coziness.
The cage should be large, the recommended sizes are 60 cm / 80 cm / 45cm. Cells should be located no further than three centimeters apart. If you make a distance of five or six centimeters, the animal may be injured or stuck between the rods and get injured. The rods should be made of durable material, as ferrets often try to break them, for this you can use a grid of visas galvanized steel wire. The cage should stand firmly on the floor or on a flat surface.
The animals are smart and agile, remembering the way out, they sometimes try to escape to freedom on their own, so you need to take care of the strength of the doors and not save on their reliability.
The whole life of animals takes place in motion, so that the ferret does not constrain, it is better if you make a multi-level construction with convenient transitions with your own hands.
Cells are made two-story and even three-story, as shown in the video.
It’s good to put unnecessary things in the corner, there will be a ferret’s nest. They like to swing in hammocks, while playing and relaxing in them, for this hammocks attach cages to the ceiling.
If two animals live together, they will sleep next to each other.
In recent years, the so-called cages (photos) have been made for ferrets, minks and other animals. In such spacious structures, animals feel comfortable and cozy.
Information for beginners
You must constantly take care of the health of the pet, therefore, you need a cage that will be easy to clean. To do this, make the bottom of a fine mesh, and under it set a retractable tray.
The tray needs to be fixed, otherwise the ferret will be played by him, dragging along the floor of the house.
Plastic constructions are aesthetically pleasing, but they cannot be considered reliable and comfortable. Ferrets can nibble on the cage and rods, so they can injure themselves or poison themselves if the cage is stained. It is not recommended to make a pallet of wood. It quickly gets wet and retains an unpleasant odor for a long time.
Ferrets cannot be kept in aquariums. Isolation, as well as unsanitary conditions, adversely affects the health of ferrets and their longevity.
You can learn how to make a decorative cage for a ferret by listening to the master class in the video.
How to install the cage
Ferret houses are placed in a room, on a balcony, in a country house. The animal has thick fur, so the ferret is not afraid of cold. You can not put the cage near heating appliances, batteries and in drafts. Overheating in the sun also has a detrimental effect on their health; a ferret can die from heat stroke.
To stay healthy, an inquisitive and freedom-loving animal should spend two to three hours a day in free walks around the room.
Even if buying a finished house is a more economical option for you, try to do it yourself.
Before making a cage for a ferret, draw a drawing, think over the sizes and necessary materials. The ferret needs a large area, you can’t save on this.
Cell assembly steps:
- In accordance with the dimensions of the blocks or mesh, a frame is constructed.
- The base of floors (floors) and walls are cut from plywood. It should be borne in mind that the animal must move from floor to floor without any problems.
- Self-made bases are sheathed with linoleum or other durable material.
- Reliably fasten partitions.
- For making roofs with your own hands, an aviary lattice is used if ladders, a hammock or toys will be attached to it.
- Install the door, securely locking it, and the cut edges of the wire are bent so that the animal could not be injured.
- Accessories are fixed after installing walls, roofs and doors.
Watch a master class on making cells in pictures on video, and your ideas will clearly line up in a single scheme.
Do-it-yourself recommendations for making a cell:
- A prerequisite for a robust design is accurate dimensional compliance.
- The bottom of the cage should be with sides so that food or small objects do not spill out onto the floor.
- If the materials are not made independently, their edges must be measured with special accuracy.