Yay! I'm so glad that you get to keep them! I agree with everything that's been said above. I have a few bedding sets, but I also use blankets and towels. Check stores for sales on throws. I can get really nice blankets for like $5-8. The boys love them because instead of being tied down they can crumple the blanket up however they like and tunnel through it and sleep in it. Baking soda in the litter works great. I highly recommend Swheat Scoop litter. It's GREAT for odor control and it's flushable so you don't have stinky litter trash laying around (my main trash is in the kitchen and even in a plastic bag used litter stinks). I've heard that adding a little scoop of activated carbon (get it in the fish supplies aisle) helps just as much if not more than baking soda - and the two combined supposedly works magic. Raw diet will help a lot too. What kibble are they on? Unti you can switch, a higher quality kibble or freeze dried might help. For the floor, I stapled down plastic runners, then nailed down beer rugs (huge ones are cheap at Home Depot), then stapled another plastic runner under/around the doorframe.
Post by miamiferret2 on May 27, 2012 22:38:32 GMT -5
Go to goodwill or salvation army and buy fleece blankets. They are cheap. if you cant find a house that is not carpeted, you can just line the floors in your room with plastic runners from home depot. change out bedding often. An air purifier would help. They sell them at target for small and medium sized rooms. Put plug ins in the hall outside your room. I am glad you are keeping them. :-) I used to rent a house and the landlord never knew i had a ferret.
One thing a friend of mine did was posted on freecycle for a room size piece of carpet. She got areal nice one that fit her living room. The floor was in perfect condition when the time came to remove the carpet.
Remembering Abby,Nike,Dontae,Koby & Shadow
"I did then what I knew then,when I knew better,I did better" ~Maya Angelou~
I'm so glad you guys were able to work something out! My and I often argue about my ferrets' "smell". I don't mind it but she hates it. I got one of those automatic air fresheners (I have the lysol neutra air kind) and it's hanging on the wall just outside my door. It was $10 for the little starter kit and the dollar store sells refills for $2 each. One canister lasts me about a month so $2 is really not that bad. It sprays a little mist of air freshener every 30 minutes or so and now nobody can even tell there are pets in the house.