We are going camping for 10 days, and aren’t comfortable taking our 2 little fuzzbutts with us. They aren’t leash trained, and are very active outside their Ferret Nation 2 storey, plus it’s tent camping, so no way to regulate temperature. We have 2 options that I see!
Option 1) they go stay with the son, daughter-in-law, 3 grandkids, 2 dogs and 2 cats for 10 days. They’d stay in a smaller 2 storey crate that the already have, but my problem with this is 1) at night they’d be in the sunroom, which is cool enough now, but it is also their smoking room, and we are non smokers, so we’re exposing their little lungs. 2) Not sure how much exercise they’d get, as they want us to bring their leashes to be sure they don’t get lost in their non-ferret-proofed house and don’t want to get mixed up with their pets. Option 2) We leave them at our place, in their home cage, and Jr and the kids come up and let them out to play for a bit every night. My problem with this is, we feed them raw, twice a day. They’d only be fed once a day in this scenario, so I’d probably have to figure out how to temporarily put them on kibble so it could be left out, and not go bad. ANY suggestions/ thoughts would be greatly appreciated! PLEASE HELP! Desperate and worried!
I would choose the 2nd option as it looks more safe for them. I do not know much about the change in kibble but I do not think they will have problem. Maybe they see it as an interesting change in the routine😏 Good luck and enjoy your vacation.
I would think option 2. But since you do raw I have thought about how you might be able to feed them if your son comes over once a day. Maybe try for a couple days just to see if it works.....put their evening meal in and at the same time put their morning meal in but frozen. So by the time they go to eat their morning meal it should be thawed and ready to eat. By then hopefully their dinner meal is also eaten up. Of course your son would have to take out the left overs. But you may want to try it before you leave to see if it works.
Once a day is fine for feeding. Just give double the amount. I also agree, leave them home and have someone come up at LEAST once a day. They will adapt for that 10 days. Also, might be an idea to use a heavy ceramic water dish put INSIDE a clean litter box for in the cage. That way even if you have a water digger from being bored in the cage, the litter box will catch what is dug out and they will have water til the next visit.
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Post by peacexlovexpets on Aug 30, 2019 8:56:20 GMT -5
I would do option 2. My boys are kibble fed, so it isn't hard for us, but if you can get your family to come play with them and feed them once a day - you may be able to ask a neighbor (or a neighbor kid) to swing by and feed them in the morning. When I was in high school I used to help out and would just stop by houses before going to my bus stop to take care of pets for people in our community that were out on travel.
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