Yes, they might. Heather built an amazing outdoor enclosure for her mites. She and her hubby dug down pretty deep and poured concrete below the fence. She put a bunch of pictures on, but I can't find it now... Dig through the "creative ferret rooms" section.
You have to be very careful about the heat too. Our temps are too extreme for outdoor living plus you have to take into account mosquitos. These outdoor enclosures make great play areas though and offer a lot of stimulation that they won't get when left to their own devices indoors ciao
Post by boots081692 on Oct 31, 2012 13:13:21 GMT -5
I wouldn't put them in an outdoor enclosure all day and night because it gets buggy in my are too and the heat but i was thinking they could go in one for a little while during the day in the summer. Can they go outside in the winter too?
Oh, yes. Mine go out on sunny, warmer days. My guys have access to their play pen so they can come and go as they feel like it. So if they get cold or too hot they just come in.
Part of the tube leading down to the play area from the house. It runs along the sun shelter on the back deck
This particular play area will probably be ripped up this summer as it's not strong enough to contain the UK crew. Lady Morgain decided to go hunting ground squirrels (chipmunks) and ripped a hole in the back fence and was playing in the forest.
Post by Yurei Avalon on Oct 31, 2012 15:32:44 GMT -5
Oi Heeeeeather look what you did! As soon as Matt sees these pics he is going to be off building ferret projects again. That's the same idea he wants to do once we have a house, though he intended to use clear PVC piping... he might do that instead as that looks like it offers better air circulation and is probably cheaper. What did you use, gutter or something and the wire fencing?
Strictly wooden frame and fencing. Make sure that instead of cutting costs to begin with that you go with a higher grade fencing. The heavy grade chicken wire isn't heavy enough for a breeder's ferret. ciao