Oh my goodness I have no idea how they just sit inside those open-ended carriers. Rolo would have launched himself out of there in 0.5seconds flat!
Rolo has never been one for sitting still. Even his vet was laughing at him while doing his physical exam because of how much he just hates not being on the go! I know some ferrets are way more laid back, but Rolo has never been on to tolerate sitting still - if I took him to a park or something, it was on his harness. I remember we went to FIRST's picnic fundraiser one year, and by the end of the day, everyone else's ferrets were passed out sleeping, and I was literally running to keep up with Rolo as he raced all over the park because he was STILL racing around full tilt - exploring and racing up to new people etc. (Park area was football sized and we literally were running across it - gosh I forget how YOUNG he used to be.)
I use the open ended carriers as a place of comfort and safety. Their harnesses are connected to the carrier but essentially there is a lot of... I want to get down now, I want to get up now, I want to get down now! A number of events we go to are essentially events with lots of dogs, like the Million Paws Walk (nearly all the paws involved belong to dogs), that probably dims the enthusiasm for getting down. also they settle a lot after having some munchies. These pix were at the end of the day and even then once we were away from the main event area they wanted down and to explore everything!
PS my guys also like being carried round like a royal personage in a chariot, able to look down on those around them!
I have lots of carriers, different styles, sizes and all for different purposes
I have a normal carrier that I use for long travels, trips to the vet and the sin bin when it's empty.
I have two of these for travelling to ferret shows, Jasper, Vinnie and Nancy go in one and Willow, Whisper and Bandit go in the other, sometimes also use these for trips to the vet too.
I use this style carrier for when I'm out ferreting.
And I have this ferret travel handbag that I use for when I'm on a long walk with the family and decide to take a ferret with me so that if they get tired I can put them in here, this one is Nancy's favourite (it's not Nancy in the photo)
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That is really sad. Mine tries to climb suitcases to eat the rubber on the pull out handles. I have to keep suitcases in a closed closet.
My boys like climbing into my suitcase as well. Thankfully it's not for chewing on things. Loki likes to play in it while Liam likes to sleep in it. Both like scratching at the bottom. So again, its something that they have taken over. I keep a small blanket in it for Liam because he's not spoiled or anything. Lol
1. They do not stand up to a determined cage rager or strong hobs / privately bred ferrets.
2. Ferrets CAN and WILL learn how to work zippers (even from the inside).
The only cage rager I have is Vinnie but he doesn't go in it, mainly because I don't want him to spray in it since it sticks to the fabric more than the plastic of a normal carrier. So far I haven't had a ferret unzip a soft carrier but my first ferret learned how to unlock a standard plastic cat carrier so I taught her to sit on my shoulder.