Post by thefluffybeasts on Jul 5, 2017 1:43:25 GMT -5
I got this for them a few months ago, and it lasted maybe 3 weeks before they tore a large hole in it. And then Fatty Pippo started trying to eat the flimsy plastic balls (he's got a thing for balls - got some good teeth marks over nearly all of them before I decided to throw them away before he could break off a piece and eat it).
Fatty Pippo has been known to eat things like cushion ribbons and parts of his blanket in the past, and gave me quite a bad scare once - i had to rush him off to the vet's for an Xray and some heavy duty laxatives, praying no surgery was required.
I think plenty of us prefer to just avoid any and all Marshall's products in general. That said though, there is absolutely nothing in this world that is going to stop a determined chewer from chewing whatever strikes their fancy and these often need to be watched extra carefully, and any items that can lead to a possible blockage be removed, including the usual fleece bedding. Often the solution to more resistant bedding for these ones are to use a denim type fabric from what I have heard from others' experiences.
I had one of these plus the extra balls for years. Dozens of rescue ferrets played and enjoyed it....then along came Dodger. Dodger managed to totally maim, destroy, rip apart every plastic ball in the pit. Now it's a toy box for wonkies * ciao
Post by thefluffybeasts on Jul 5, 2017 20:50:54 GMT -5
Haha...yep. That is my Fatty. The fabric eating happened when he was kit, and he's grown out of it now (haven't had any incidents from when he was 2 months old till now..it's been a good 5 months and he's calmed down into quite the dignified young man haha. Thankfully the only fixation that remains for him these days are balls. Balls of any kind turns him into a crazy jumping bean (he grabs them with both paws (and then later on chews them). So I've given him hardier ones to play with - golf balls and tennis balls