How To Build A Ferret Cage On Your Own
With the appearance of a ferret in the house, the owner of the furo necessarily and certainly faces the question where to live pet. Unlike pets, a ferret requires special conditions for organizing its life.
Leaving a ferret alone when nobody is home is a real negligence. This animal is very curious, active. Arriving home you may find spoiled some things that are dear to you. Therefore, it is necessary to organize a special place where he should be during the absence of his owners, as well as at night.
The cage should become a real home for the animal, and not a place of punishment or imprisonment. In close quarters, ferrets often fall ill.
Housing for a pet can be done independently.
The advantages of self-manufacturing:
- The optimal size of the future home
- Minimum cash costs
- Quality materials
For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of the furo cell must be within 60×80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150×100 centimeters.
A very important factor is the location of the cell. Where the house will be, it should be dry. Places where:
- Bright sunshine
After a suitable place is determined, you can begin the manufacturing process.
Construction of a cozy house
The simplest option is a plywood cage. This is a very economical choice. Even a novice master can do such a home.
The house should consist of at least 2 rooms. It is desirable that they are located on different floors. It will be ideal if there is a tunnel between them. Recommended dimensions of a separate room, at least 50X80 centimeters, height – 40 centimeters.
When making a house, do not forget that ferrets love to hide going. Over time, the "warehouse" will need to be cleaned, so the house should have access to any area for cleaning. It is best to prefer a removable roof.
To make your home durable, you will need wooden blocks (ideal section 2-3 to 5 centimeters) They are attached to each other using self-tapping screws.
The surface of each part must be sanded so that the pet is not injured.
Walls and partitions are made of mesh.
Walls need to be well fixed. It’s better to cover it with fabric on top. On the floor of a new house is to put linoleum. This will protect the base of the house from getting wet and swelling.
The back wall is most often fixed. The front facade is best done in the form of two opening doors. They must be closed so that the pet could not open them independently and crawl out.
A good option is a mesh mesh facade with a cell 10×10.
After the house is ready, you need to do its arrangement. First of all, you need to install stairs between the floors. For their manufacture, a bar with a section of 2 centimeters and 3 mm plywood is used.
All household items (feeder, drinking bowl, tray) are installed on the ground floor. On the second and subsequent floors, you can place a room for relaxation and games.
When choosing a tray, you should give preference to the corner option. It is better to put it on the lower tier of the room. Cutlery is located in the next room on the same floor. They must be well fixed so that the ferret cannot overturn them. The best material for the feeder is ceramics. A drinker is best purchased with a mechanism for automatically supplying clean water.
On the upper floors, it is advisable to place rooms for games and recreation. In the corner you can put rags where the animal will often bury. Also, you can sew a mattress from foam.
Note! The arrangement of the house must be approached with all responsibility. If the animal does not like the dwelling, he will be sad there. Being in an unattractive room will become a burden for him.
A hammock can be placed in the games room. Ferrets love to swing in a hanging hammock.
Instead of minks in housing, install tunnels. Animals love to climb in holes, so such an activity will be very exciting for them.
For the manufacture of tunnels, you can take ordinary plastic sewer pipes of suitable diameter (110 millimeters). Using transitions you can do interesting minks, where the pet will spend a lot of free time in the game. He certainly will not get bored in your absence.
In addition to conventional tunnels, inventive owners build for their animals and mazes Ideally, if the labyrinth or tunnel will go through all the rooms. This will allow the ferret to run in a circle.
There are a lot of options for making a home for a ferret. If you have certain skills, then you can make the facade of the house from plexiglass. Often this material is used to make the whole house. One minus of such a room – the walls do not allow oxygen to circulate. Therefore, many openings are required for normal air access.
Also, you can build a cage from the grid. To do this, you need to carefully approach the choice of material. It must be durable. It is also better to mount the floor and floors from plywood, so that the animal does not get stuck with its paw and does not damage the limbs.
Whatever type of house you choose for your pet, always remember that self-production is additional responsibility for the animal. The animal will be visible on the first day of his stay in the new building, whether he likes it.
If you see that the pet does not show interest in his housing. Something needs to be changed urgently:
- Add toys
- Rearrange the "furniture"
- Sprinkle goodies
Any new place is stress, so the first time you need to take maximum care of the ferret.
Important to remember!
- Before you start construction, think about whether you can make the place where the animal will feel comfortable. If you are confident in your abilities – start acting.
- In addition, the house should be spacious. If the ferret has little space, he will begin to get bored and fall ill.
- When choosing a material you need to pay attention to its environmental class. It is not necessary to make rooms for animals from low-quality synthetic and plastic materials. Plastic ferrets quickly crack open, which can contribute to poisoning.
- Make sure that the ferret can do his own business indoors – play, swing, climb in tunnels. The pet must spend his energy. Inactivity will lead the ferret to disharmony in his life. Therefore, it is necessary to organize a sufficient amount of entertainment for your pet
- The design must be firmly fixed. There should be no sharp details on it so that the animal could not damage itself during games.
- The house must have at least three rooms: for eating, a toilet and a games area. All household items must be properly secured so that the ferret does not move them.
- If you notice that the ferret did not like the housing, you will have to redo it.
With a serious approach to business, even a novice master will get a decent version of a cage for a ferret.