Hello, I made this so everyone can share the products that they use that work well, are safe, or ones to watch out for. Please share what you use with your ferrets like detergents, your products that are ferret-safe, or websites and brands that can help people find good products. Thanks!
Post by abbeytheferret6 on May 4, 2021 18:57:51 GMT -5
Arm and Hammer for sensitive skin detergent for me and ferrets--- but do use scented fabric softener(LOL) I tried All washing detergent but itched--- so i called, and they told me put brighteners in it. I figured that is what made me itch.
Post by caitmonster on May 5, 2021 18:27:13 GMT -5
Laundry detergent: Charlie's Soap (no scent, very simple formula, fairly environmentally friendly as well)
Cage cleaner: Hydrogen peroxide (left it in the original opaque brown bottle and just put a spray nozzle on it--I like it because it foams when it touches organic material so I can tell what needs cleaned more, haha)
Post by Corvidophile on May 7, 2021 18:22:03 GMT -5
I use vodka as a glass cleaner around Winnipeg, but not where he can breathe it in until it’s dry. You can get drunk off alcohol’s fumes. Anyway I have a cage with a glass paneled rear so that’s where I use it.
Post by Sherry Stone on May 7, 2021 19:22:43 GMT -5
For cage cleaning weekly, half and half vinegar/water in a spray bottle. For monthly deep cleans, soaked in the tub with nature's miracle. For bedding I use Sunlight sensitive skin, but use a half cup vinegar in the rinse cycle. Be very wary about using anything scented. So many products use essential oils which are a huge risk for any obligate carnivore(cats and ferrets for example) as they are incapable of eliminating the toxins and they build up in the organs over time, contributing to organ failure. Specifically the liver.
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You can mix some with water and give a little bit to soothe stomach ulcers, get rid of bacteria, and even prevent cancer. I read it on this site and it's cheap and helpful It also helps with UTIs and bladder infections.
we use vinegar/water 50/50 for cleaning. It's organic and seems to do a great job loosening even dried poops if given time. If it is dry, use a metal scraper first, then spray/wipe. We haven't had any issues using cheap laundry detergent on bedding, using 1/2 dose on unsoiled bedding (no poos/pee). on the laminate floors, where necessary, we use pine cleaner after the vinegar to help reduce odors. to brush teeth, CET poultry flavor toothpaste, from the vet, or online. Never seen it in shops. We use pine pellet horse bedding for litter boxes, $6/40 lb from Tractor Supply, and puppy pads outside the cage, because they will go in the most convenient corner vs. litter boxes outside the cage. Right now we have 2 ferrets and pads in 7 corners, under the aquarium stand and under the sofa. Sure u want a ferret? Cat toys are generally safe for ferrets, but rubber should be avoided. Watch for small parts that could be chewed off. THOROUGHLY inspect your entire home for escape routes. Especially under sinks and counters where pipes penetrate floors. A female adult ferret can go through a 3/4 inch hole/gap, and males 1 1/2 inches. kits, forget about it. Watch them constantly!! This is no joke. Ferrets are 10x more curious than kats, and confined indoors, they will find every nook, cranny, drawer, cabinet, shelf, hole, and any other space you have never thought of. Sure u want a ferret? Free roam ferrets will ghost out a door with you. ALWAYS KNOW where your ferrets are when you leave the house. It's best to put them in the cage. Sure u want a ferret? Nails need to be trimmed every 10-14 days. I lay them on their back between my legs and use a couple drops of salmon oil on the belly to distract them. FIND A FERRET VET before you adopt. Emergencies happen. You should check for emergency vets as well. Some have exotic vets and some don't. We are fortunate to have one 5 miles away that does not charge extra because they are open 24 hrs. Check into Care Credit. Most vets accept the card. some drs. and dentists do as well, and you have 6 months interest free to pay.