I have been making prize toys to donate to our ferret club for some of the games/fund raising we do for our local fert shelter.
A favorite is always the crocheted eggs - but I don't have time..... These "cheater" crocheted eggs are simple, and ferrets love them too.
1. Easter eggs of desired size - get the strong ones - my brats can even puncture the strong ones 2. pebbles or anthing to make a rattle noise inside the egg that will be safe if the ferret rips open the egg (pebbles that are too big to swallow, rice (too small to be a serious problem id swallowed, etc. 3. tape that is not likely to be eaten (thin packaging tape or scotch tape - nothing thick/rubbery like duct tape, strapping tape, masking tape, etc) 4. Baby/children's socks big enough to put the egg in and tie a knot on the open end behind the egg. I buy stronger sock and/or double them (2 socks for 1 egg for the chewers)
* Put the "rattle material" (different types make different sounds) in the egg. * Tape the egg seam all the way around * Put the egg inside a sock (or 2 socks doubled for rough ferrets/chewers). * Tie a knot in the sock behind the egg. * Now go play with your ferret! -jennifer
The Derby eggs are filled with macaroni. I think that's what makes them so loved- that and the fact Karen has only ever used a specific type of yarn ;D
Ferrets: Contessa, Frankenfurter, Butterscotch. Kitties: Watson, Oskar DIP Sinnead, Vincent, Boris, Zeus and Athena, Willow, Mr. Frodo, Indie, Lucrezia, Judge, Odin, Miss Emily, Suki, Cody, Aristotle. RIP Herne, Ligeia, and Mr. Stubbs
Oh! wow, what a great idea. THANKS!!! One of my ferts goes crazy for the balls with the bell in them. I am going to try this and see if I get the same response. If so this will allow her to get a hold of these and really sink her teeth into them.