The ladders aren't covered because the boys have giardiasis:( so I'm just using blankies when they little one is in there. Soon as he goes to bed I put it on i don't want my poor baby to hurt his feet! And haha yes! I put a pad there for no accidents to fall to the ground but they seemed to like it more as a hang out😂
Ah, makes sense now. I did read about your little ones and their troubles. It makes sense not to have the ladders covered right now then, unless you'd be replacing them fresh a ton. My two get so excited some days that I have to always keep my ladders covered and I have one of those exit ramps too for the cage, and while it's covered, there's also a big floppy pillow under it (in case my little geniuses fall off the side of the ladder again) that I just push back in under the cage at night. I have a big pile of little ramp covers in case I need to replace current ones to wash, since my newest baby doesn't quite wipe her bum on the potty rug by their pooping box in the cage yet and has sometimes tried to use a ladder instead, lol.
Aww, they seem to be doing so much better already in the photo, I'm so glad. Definitely have some of that happy ferret energy back!
And that's ferrets for you... you come up with a use or purpose for something, they decide something else entirely for it.
Yeah I just put the covers in at night and I keep the boys out of the cage till night time where I put the youngest in and let my big boy free roam my room. I have to wait till they get fully adjusted to each other to have them both freely running around.
And now they are so much better, poops and everything lol! I'm just syringe feeding my oldest to keep him at his healthiest because he seems a little weird still. I rather be safe than sorry!
I know!! They even sleep there and get mad if I remove the puppy pad lol! Got to the point where I just threw some blankies down there too
I use pillow cases for the shelves and cut up cute blankets for the hammies lol! I like to put puppy pads on areas they might have accidents! I love customizing their cage but I feel that free roam is less of a mess lol😂
I have both my ferrets free roam in the day, though we do put Athena up in the cage when we go out to the store or such for a bit since I don't fully trust she won't somehow get herself into trouble, lol. And they both sleep in their cages at night (separate for now until I feel they won't get too rough in the middle of the night). But Athena will occasionally go back into the cage by herself during the day when she's tired and wants a nap, but doesn't want to go sleep in one of the drawers in our bedroom.
I just came back from the thrift store a bit ago actually, buying some MORE blankies (I had the lovely suggestion from someone to try and find some super soft baby blankets at the local thrift stores, though I usually make my own from fabrics I find at the craft and fabric stores) and I ended up with 3 more blankies and a cute little pillow today. THOROUGHLY washing them right now. Somehow they can never have too many blankets, and never too many sleeping places that need those blankets, and yes, they can get very snotty about it if you look like you're trying to take them without offering a replacement, lol. So even more blankets!
For our FN cage, we made the liners ourselves. We made tight-fitting, pillowcase style ones with fleece and flannel that use velcro to seal at the bottom. They work just wonderfully, but take a bit of time to make.