Pet stores have a huge selection of ferret cages. However, often the cages on sale do not suit the owners: they want a more spacious and interesting home for their pet, but not too expensive - in such cases, ferret owners decide to make a cage with their own hands. In this case, you can choose an easy-to-process and environmentally friendly plywood as a material.
It is necessary
plywood, bars of various thicknesses, aviary lattice, for fastening the lattice - platbands, linoleum, latches, handles, screws
For a ferret to be comfortable, you need to know the minimum cage requirements, taking into account the needs of the animal: (1) the size of the cage, at least 60x80x45 cm; (2) the presence of a drinker and a feeder in the cage; (3) the ferret will need a hammock to rest; (4) a litter box is required for the toilet; (5) for sleeping, you need a shelter with dimensions of approximately 30x50x30 and an entrance diameter of 10-15 cm.
It is impossible to underestimate these requirements - it will be uncomfortable for the ferret, but if you overfulfill it, please; the space and decoration of the cage are limited only by the size of the room in which the cage will be located, and by the imagination of the master. On the Internet, ferret owners place ideas not just for cages, but for real, hand-made ferret palaces, highlighting, for example, a play area, a sleeping area, a dining area and a toilet area. The height of such a cell can exceed the height of human growth, and the number of levels in it corresponds to the number of allocated zones.
To determine the size and shape of the cell, you need to think about its future location in advance. For the health of the animal, you should avoid too dark corners, stuffy, poorly ventilated rooms, places in the sun, and, on the contrary, too cold and damp. Having decided on the dimensions, you can draw a drawing or sketch of the desired cell, although some can do without it. When making a cage, you will need materials such as plywood, bars of various thicknesses, an aviary lattice, for fastening the lattice - platbands, linoleum, latches, handles, screws.
The disadvantage of a large plywood cage will be its weight, so if you plan to actively move the cage, you need to think about making it on wheels. Natural materials absorb odors well and keep them for a long time; to avoid this, you can varnish the plywood. It is very convenient to make the cage doors openable, like a cabinet: with such doors, the cage is easy to clean. The doors should have reliable latches that the ferret cannot loosen and open. The finished cage can be equipped with various devices: several hammocks, which, if you dream up, can be given a very intricate look: ladders, pipes, through which the animal can climb, from various materials, and other devices to the taste of the owner. As you can see, making a cage for a ferret is not difficult, maybe you decide on this, inspired by the experience of other ferret owners, as well as the desire to make the life of your little pet beautiful.