Is there anything I can do to ferret proof my couch?
I don't think they're digging in it or anything, but they are definitely sleeping in there, which makes it really difficult to find/get to them when free-roaming time is over. My bf thinks they're pooping in there because he reached in and felt something wet once (sorry, gross ) but I'm not convinced since it seems to be a favorite naptime spot. I mostly don't want them in there because I don't know what they might eat and I don't want anyone to sit on the couch when they're in there.
I have an extra room in the house so I can ferret proof it & just let them have access to that & my room, I just feel bad cutting them off from our living room for playtime (not that we spend that much time in the den). Also, when I close the door to my room (keeping them from the den) Fox lies on his side and scratches at the door for fun, but that's a whole other story.
One of the reasons we disposed of my leather sofa and love seat was because they would sleep in one end and poop in the other. Eventually it becomes so disgusting that....yah...disgusting As far as totally ferret proofing, we weren't able to do this. We installed a wooden barrier on the bottom and then some heavier materials on the area where the cushions were, but unfortunately, nothing could cover the join areas ciao
Post by abbeytheferret6 on Nov 10, 2015 10:31:03 GMT -5
This is my set up. Take legs off couch and measure, then have lumber yard cut measurements(free cutting at Lowes and Home Depot). I used lauan wood. It is real thin--thinner than plywood. We screwed ours in, but I guess you could nail it with some short nails. Will not help if digging in from top.
Last Edit: Nov 10, 2015 10:32:08 GMT -5 by abbeytheferret6
Oh, good idea! I just saw in another thread that someone did this to their boxspring but with chicken wire.
We have 1 futon & 1 loveseat (the one they're getting in) and while I hate the way the futon looks, I'm thinking about just replacing the couch with another futon just cause there's nowhere for them to dig into!