The Most Common Question About Ferrets
What is a "ferret-proofed" room and how do I make one?
Ferrets love to play and explore. They are extremely curious and will inspect any uncharted area in your home. This could lead to trouble for both you and your pet. Especially since these playful companions can squeeze into the tightest spaces. A "ferret-proofed" area is one that is escape-proof and free from hazards, yet comfortable for your pet. For the most part, ferrets are extremely agile, fast, mischievous, curious, and persistent. Any space they can get into they will get into, eventually. And ferrets can squeeze into some pretty tight spaces! Therefore, all holes, wall vents, pieces of furniture, boxes, etc. need to be blocked or covered. If you can't cover it, the best thing is to remove these and other potentially dangerous objects from the area.
The simplest way to "ferret-proof" a room in your home is to look at the room as though you are seeing it for the first time. Where would you hide, climb, and explore? More importantly, if you were to enter an area would somebody else be able to immediately spot you and know that you were present? Unfortunately, we've seen ferrets who had been crushed after somebody sat down on a couch, unaware the ferret was hiding there. Take your time when you ferret-proof your home. If in doubt, block or remove any object you can. Finally, continue to inspect your "ferret-proofing" to ensure it stays intact.