Ive noticed it that the ferret nation cages are the preferred indoor cage used to House the fuzzies, but I wasn't able to get one right away when I got my first Ferret. I used a wooden rabbit hutch and I later expanded it to make an Additional level. I would post a picture but I'm still trying to figure out how.
Are wooden cages not suitable? Should I be looking into getting a ferret nation cage? I current have three ferrets. Ross is 4 yrs, Chaos is 5 months, and Sheldon is 10 weeks. They have plenty of out time and are only in thier cage when no one is home.
I use a wooden cage for my hobs. The reason why the FN is the much used cage, it's easily assembled, easy to clean and fits in small spaces. I find that it has some major drawbacks...it's built on the vertical, it relies on ramps and shelves and lacks horizontal space. I've been seriously thinking of building hutch type cages for my hobs (they are the ones who suffer the most from the FN cage) ciao
I definitely agree it needs to be longer on the horizontal. I gutted mine of all ramps and shelves. Tubes on outside to go from one level to the other---- 2 side by side would be better, either the one story or the two.
That's what I've done in the Jill/rescue room. FN attached side by side, the one is actually a 3 width cage. This year I'm going to try a side by side for the hobs, with one boy living in the upper level and another living in the lower level. If it does't work I will be building hutches and refurbing the other cages I made for the hobs because I don't like them for cleaning and setting up ciao
I don't have any wee ones that small and the kits live in the nursery until they're large enough that they can't fit between the bars. They had been moved into their mother's cage at about 8 or 9 weeks ciao
I use hutches and pens - multi-tiered and no shorter than 6ft in length and no less than 2ft in depth. Although I have some four tiered 8ft x 2.5ft hutches on order which will be ready in a month to replace my 6ft ones as I find ferrets really love to have floor space. I always tend to put a vinyl floor down and use a pet-safe paint to protect the interior walls and make them easier to clean.