I oftentimes hang out with my 6 week old ferret on my bed, just chilling while I do homework, play video games, play with her, etc. Randomly, she'll poop where the mattress meets the headboard. I clean her cage regularly, and she poops in there in her designated area frequently, but she seems to find joy in pooping on my bed. I always put her back in her cage after, to show her that's where she's supposed to do her business, taking her out after 5-10 minutes, though it's making no change. Any idea how to stop this and/or as to why this happens?
At 6 weeks old she likely wouldn't have the control she will later. Also- she has come to associate that area with potty. Only way to dissuade now is to thoroughly clean for any smell and not let her near it.
Ferrets: Contessa Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle, Butterscotch, Frankenfurter. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
That reminds me when I closed one of my ferrets up in the wrong bedroom accidentally over night. I know where she slept because she made about 4 deposits and the end of the bed. Good thing I had a blanket on bedspread. It was hilarious after initial shock of seeing all that pooh.
While this might not help with your bed poohing, a good thing to do is have some potty pads in corners of rooms too. You will soon discover ferrets like backing up to anything that makes a corner. They will habitually go to litter pans and puppy pads if some are nearby. If she has other favorite places to go ---- keep a pad or potty there. One of mine used to like poohing in front of a closed door. I put a piece of vinyl there which was easier to clean up than carpet. Ferrets do involve a little more work than a cat (Nature's Miracle carpet cleaner is safer for pets).