Post by abbeytheferret6 on Mar 2, 2020 9:37:16 GMT -5
When we take ours to vet in a carrier I put a couple of baby blankets in it. If ours have to go,they will go in back of carrier. I also always carry extra blankets. Paper towel or wipes are nice to bring along. They do have a fast digestive system, so if you are going somewhere with them-- I would be prepared.
Post by caitmonster on Mar 2, 2020 16:54:49 GMT -5
I don't count on being able to have them out without a potty for more than 45 minutes or an hour. I use lidded plastic totes, which have a hole cut in the short side, for litter boxes, so I just grab one and put it in the car. (If I'm going to be in a situation where I'll need to contain Rocky I'll bring a carrier too, but he usually just rides on my lap.) They're easy to transport and the lid keeps objects or creatures from falling into poo.
Post by caitmonster on Mar 2, 2020 17:04:55 GMT -5
Felt like I should add this:
If you think your ferret(s) would be too much of a distraction to be loose in your car while driving, I wouldn't do it. Also make sure there aren't any small spaces where they might get stuck, especially not under the pedals!!
Those Kaytee rabbit cages (you may have to use some extra reinforcement on latches if your ferret is an escape artist), or large pet carriers, that you can fit a litter box into make decent enough temporary cages for travel if you need one. Martin's Cages makes custom travel cages designed for ferrets, but they can be pricey if you are on a budget.
I keep a couple clean puppy pads in my car for traveling I’ve never had an issue with them being too much of a distraction when we move to Tennessee we had seven ferret sleeping with us in the cab of the moving van
You guys are brave--I always feared the ferret under the pedal thing.
I check the brake pedal travel before we left, and as for the gas, I never floor it, lol. When we left Florida for here, we had the ferrets in a cage in a car on a trailer. Ferrets usually sleep after 10-15 minutes on the road. we put a litter box and piled a bunch of bedding behind the seat in the cab and they all climbed in. Even Miss Prissy was content to sleep with the rest of the gang
If you want to take a ferret on errands, wake up the ferret, let it run around for a few minutes to play, then put it back in the cage or litter box to do it's business then take the ferret on your errands!! The ferret should last a couple hours before it needs to go again! lol If your ferret is already up, make sure it goes first before you leave to do your errands.
I have a cat carrier where I put in a hammock so he can climb up in there and sleep and I put a puppy pad in the bottom in case he has to go. The hammock allows him to stay up off the floor of the cat carrier in case he does have to go so he doesn't have to sleep in his mess.
I went out and got a small rabbit cage and I strap it down in the back seat. I bought a container with a short rim for a litter box that fits half the cage and a small cat bed and blankets on the other half. I had one ferret freak out and have a crazy panic attack and gave me a panic attack because he must have been to scared to poop in the carrier.
If you do this, make sure the wires don't bend. Some are made very cheaply. Also be careful with bar biters in a cag or carrier. They can really damage their teeth and will need a passenger to make them stop or a different way to travel.
I love my travel cage. I can fit multiple ferrets in it and I use it as a recovery cage for any surgeries or any other separation needs.
Hi, when I have taken them with me I try to make sure (when it's possible) that they go to the litter right before leaving the house, and then they will last around 2-3 hours. Mine last almost all the time I do this and they sleep inside the kennel. But just to be sure I always put pads inside the Kennel just in case.