Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Ferret Proofing - the bedroom
If you plan on letting your ferret into the bedroom - and let's face it, who can resist taking a quick nap with their warm and fuzzy friend - then there are a few things that you need to do to make your room safe for your ferret. The biggest bedroom threat to your ferret is the boxspring. Like the bottom of the couch, the bottom of the boxspring is covered in a thin, easily ripped fabric, and in a battle between ferret and springs, whether in a couch or in a boxspring, the springs always win. Ferrets can be kept out of boxsprings the same way that they can be kept out of couches - either by stapling sheets to the bottom of the boxsping, or by placing the boxspring on the floor. If you have a foam mattress, you may not have to worry about a boxspring, but you do have to worry about your ferret shredding and possibly even eating the foam. In order to keep your foam mattress in one piece, you may wish to invest in a foam mattress cover or make sure that you keep your sheets tucked snugly around the mattress, leaving no part of it exposed to fuzzy claws. If you have children, or are a child at heart, make sure that all toys are stored out of fuzzy reach - rubber tires and rubbery toys are easily pulled apart and eaten by a ferret. A couple of bedroom reminders: Check all blankets for ferrets before sitting on your bed and if you use your floor as a horizontal closet, check your clothing for ferrets before stepping on it.