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Through the efforts of man, the ferret has long turned from a forest predator into a pet. However, like any animal kept in the apartment, he needs his own corner. A cage for a ferret should be made taking into account all the requirements of the animal.

DIY Ferret Cage

It is important to remember that ferrets are very curious and intelligent animals, they need to move a lot, so the house of predators should contain several tiers, complex transition systems between them and hammocks for recreation. Many pet owners prefer to make a cage for a ferret with their own hands to fully satisfy all the needs of the pet.

Types of Ferret Cages

Domestic ferrets are very mobile, many owners of these pets keep them in the apartment, like cats. But even in this case, the animal must have its own home, where he can hide from the outside world. In the wild, ferrets prefer to settle in the steppe burrows, so they need tubular stairs to run along, as well as soft bedding for sleeping. There are many types of dwellings for small predators. Basically, they differ in the manufacturing method and materials:

  • branded cells based on plastic and metal,
  • a house with a wooden frame made of plywood with your own hands,
  • plexiglass dwelling,
  • a cage with a metal frame, which is covered with a metal mesh,
  • fabric housing made of thick tarpaulin and insulated with foam rubber,
  • a house of cardboard boxes,
  • wicker basket made of wood bark.

When choosing cells, you should calculate your budget and your own strengths. Store branded cages for ferrets are of high quality, but they are made according to the same standards. In addition, a branded cage is expensive.

Homemade housing can be adapted to the individual needs of the animal, but do not forget about the quality of the house. A do-it-yourself ferret cage requires carpentry skills and the ability to work with drawings from a master. If you are not confident in your abilities, then you can attend a master class or watch a training video on the Internet.

Homemade cell at home

First of all, you should decide on the location of the cell. Ferrets require a lot of space for climbing and games, so usually a house for them is made in several floors.

Therefore, the location for the home should contain the dimensions of the cell. The cage for a ferret in the photo in the official publications looks like a large aviary, but it is not necessary to make such a big house.

The predator’s house should not be in the sun or in a draft: animals rather sharply react to loud noise or a pungent smell, therefore, speakers should not be placed near the dwelling or spray air fresheners.

If the place where the cages for domestic ferrets will stand, you can definitely proceed directly to the construction of the cage. The minimum size of a dwelling for one furry predator should correspond to the parameters of 60 x 80 x 50, but if the room allows, then the pet's dwelling should be done more. This applies to ferrets living in closed cages. If the pet moves freely around the apartment, then the house can be small. Also, the size of the home depends on how many pets live in the house.

To build an ordinary cage at home, you will need such materials:

  • dense wooden yarns, the length of which is calculated from the parameters of the cell,
  • 10 mm thick plywood sheets
  • aviary net
  • platbands for installation of a metal lattice,
  • linoleum,
  • hinges for doors,
  • screws, latches and handles.

First of all, a sturdy frame of wooden blocks is knocked down. A strong tree should be chosen as the basis, since the whole weight of the dwelling will fall on the bars. To cut shelves, use thick plywood or chipboard. The floors between the tiers can be either solid with one entry hole, or in the form of a shelf system. According to sanitary standards, plywood itself should be covered with linoleum: this will not only help get rid of the unpleasant odor, but also facilitate house cleaning.

All horizontal surfaces in the cage need to be well fixed, since the ferret jumps and runs a lot during active pastime. It is also important to check that the screws are screwed securely into wooden surfaces, as any sharp objects can seriously injure the ferret. Home safety is the main credo for any pet owner.

The simplest roof of the house has a flat horizontal shape, but it can always be designed for the design of the room. The roof can be sloping and gable, and the surface can always be decorated with carvings. Often, homemade cell masters cut small holes in plywood and cover them with a grill. On a fine mesh it is easy to fix objects for games or a hammock. Vertical partitions of 3 walls of the cage can be made of plywood. The front side should be equipped with doors.

Double doors

To facilitate the cleaning of the house, the facade of the cage is equipped with special double-leaf doors, which can be done at home. The procedure is quite simple:

  1. Two frames are knocked down, the size of which must coincide with the size of the facade.
  2. The blank is lined with plywood.
  3. At the level of each tier, holes are cut along the perimeter of the entire tier.
  4. The holes are tightened with a fine mesh or grill.
  5. On the inner side of the door, special bumpers are attached at the level of each floor so that debris does not fly through the net.
  6. Ready-made doors are installed using hinges.
  7. To prevent the ferret from opening the cage on its own, a latch is installed on the door.

Suitable ferret cages

A ferret is an active animal that loves to move a lot. For pets of this species, we offer a multi-level metal house with four platforms and ladders, a feeding trough, a drinking bowl and other cellular equipment for ferrets. A retractable tray allows you to quickly and easily clean your pet enclosure. For the manufacture of the construction, durable stainless steel is used, resistant to moisture and mechanical damage.

We can also place an order for other products from the best manufacturers - Triol and others.

There are a number of reasons to buy a ferret cage in our online store:

  • a wide range of pet products - more than 1 items,
  • various payment methods: cash upon receipt or by credit card through the site.

The main types of cages for animals

Now keeping various exotic animals is a very common activity, and domestic ferrets are among the most popular pets.

For ferrets, all additional devices have been invented for a long time and many options for multifunctional and comfortable houses have been invented:

  • factory cell made of plastic or iron,
  • DIY home made of plywood and bars
  • a small house from an ordinary box,
  • iron mesh cage on a special frame,
  • thick plexiglass dwelling,
  • house made of fabric and foam rubber,
  • Homemade wicker box.

It’s good to put unnecessary things in the corner, there will be a ferret's nest. They like to swing in hammocks, while playing and relaxing in them, for this hammocks attach cages to the ceiling. If two animals live together, they will sleep next to each other.

So, what should be the cell

Spacious. Hori are very active animals, they do not like to sit still, unlike, for example, decorative rabbits, so they need room for their active work. In addition, it is necessary to equip the cage with all kinds of "simulators" to maintain the physical activity of the animal, which is especially true in adolescence.

Such simulators can serve as special pipes, claws, nets, bags with rags, sand containers and so on. Now you understand that for so many accessories you will need a lot of space, therefore, it is desirable that the cage consisted of several floors with shelves, for compact placement of all this.

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If you do not provide the ferret with physical activity, then he may develop muscle atrophy. In addition, he needs to be released daily to run and mock around the apartment for several hours, or to walk with him on the street.

With minimal gaps between the grilles. Ferrets are very nimble animals, they are able to squeeze even, as it seemed at first glance, into the most impenetrable gap. Their body is as if boneless. With my own eyes I saw how my adult girl crawled under the door with a clearance of 5 cm, to say nothing of the kids.

Thus, I advise you to buy a cage with a gap between the gratings of 2-3 cm, to exclude the possibility of escape of the animal from it.
Well, I think that you already guessed that the gratings should be metal, not plastic.

On wheels and with a pallet. This is not so much a ferret needs, as you. You will feel the benefit of the wheels during the cleaning of the apartment, you will not need to pick up and drag a large cage, it can easily be moved around the room.

The use of the pallet is also undeniable, it will collect most of the filler for the tray, which the ferret will be happy to throw out. Well, if the animal defecates in addition to the tray, then everything will fall on the pallet, not the palace. He took out the pallet, threw out its contents, washed it, inserted it back - simply and conveniently!

Collapsible. You can buy a cage for a ferret inseparable, but imagine a situation when you move to live in another apartment. I think it will be extremely difficult to transport such a heavy cell, especially if the dimensions are impressive and completely metal, like mine.

You don’t put one in every car. Of course, you can order a truck, everything will be quickly transported to you, but the convenience of a collapsible cage is still noticeable.

How to install the cage

Ferret houses are placed in a room, on a balcony, in a country house. The animal has thick fur, so the ferret is not afraid of cold. You can not put the cage near heating appliances, batteries and in drafts. Overheating in the sun also has a detrimental effect on their health; a ferret can die from heat stroke.

Before making a cage for a ferret, draw a drawing, think over the sizes and necessary materials. The ferret needs a large area, you can’t save on this.

Cell assembly steps:

  1. In accordance with the dimensions of the blocks or mesh, a frame is constructed.
  2. The base of floors (floors) and walls are cut from plywood. It should be borne in mind that the animal must move from floor to floor without any problems.
  3. Self-made bases are sheathed with linoleum or other durable material.
  4. Reliably fasten partitions.
  5. For making roofs with your own hands, an aviary lattice is used if ladders, a hammock or toys will be attached to it.
  6. Install the door, securely locking it, and the cut edges of the wire are bent so that the animal could not be injured.
  7. Accessories are fixed after installing walls, roofs and doors.

In the manufacture of the cage, it is necessary to think through everything to the smallest detail, because in this house the animal will sleep, eat, play, go to the toilet and spend most of the time.

Dimensions and location

Since the ferret needs a lot of space in the process of life, the size of the cell will be the most important parameter. The minimum base area should be 60 by 80 cm, height - half a meter.

But if possible, it is recommended not to be limited to these values. From improvised materials, you can easily build a multi-tiered house the size of a closet. Your pet will definitely like this.

Another important issue is the choice of a suitable place to place the cage. There should not be damp or stuffy. Dark corners, areas near windows on the sunny side and heating systems, the space blown through the drafts, the animal will not fit either.

When all these nuances are taken into account, you can begin to draw up a drawing, and then to direct construction.

Home Furnishing

First you need to equip the stairs between the tiers. The tray is placed on the ground floor in the corner. The bowl and drinker should be in the opposite corner from the tray. On the second tier, a closed house should be installed, in which a soft litter is placed.

Without such a shelter, the cage is of no value to the animal. In this box, an entrance about 15 cm in diameter should be cut out so that the ferret can calmly climb through. You can make such a room yourself from the old box.

If the predator did not like the wooden building, then you should make a house of fabric. The walls of such a soft home are sealed with foam. You can take an old bag as a basis. Material for the house is not particularly important, the main thing is that the animal likes it.

Ferrets carefully choose their place to sleep, and in the rejected dwelling the animal will not settle for the night. Also in the cage should be added devices for games: balls, hanging toys and special surfaces for the claw point.

How to choose a good cage for an animal

To choose a house for the animal in a specialized store, you must consider the following criteria:

  • Sustainability of the design.
  • The strength of the materials used.
  • Dimensions
  • The presence of several floors.
  • The quality of the castle.
  • The elasticity of the metal mesh.
  • The material of manufacture.

Experts advise buying products on wheels, with numerous removable components and a sliding tray. In this case, the maintenance of the animal and its care will be much easier.

Alternatives

There are many other options for making a ferret cage. For example, if you have certain skills and tools, the facade can be made of plexiglass. Some use this material for the entire structure. But here you need to take into account that plexiglass does not allow oxygen to pass through, so many small holes should be drilled around the entire perimeter.

If you decide to make the so-called aviary from the lattice, you must carefully select the pitch of the rods and a sufficiently strong material. And the rest of this cell is not particularly different from that of plywood.

After all, the floor and floors of the floors should be made continuous so that the animal does not damage the foot, and for their manufacture, wood upholstered with linoleum is used. A tray, a feeding trough and a drinking bowl are also placed on the bottom of such a house, and a recreation area is equipped on top, connecting everything with tunnels.

Information for beginners

You must constantly take care of the health of the pet, therefore, you need a cage that will be easy to clean. To do this, make the bottom of a fine mesh, and under it set a retractable tray.

The tray needs to be fixed, otherwise the ferret will be played by him, dragging on the floor of the house. Plastic structures are aesthetically pleasing, but they can not be considered reliable and convenient.

Ferrets can nibble on the cage and rods, so they can injure themselves or poison themselves if the cage is stained. It is not recommended to make a pallet of wood. It quickly gets wet and retains an unpleasant odor for a long time.

Ferrets cannot be kept in aquariums. Isolation, as well as unsanitary conditions, adversely affects the health of ferrets and their longevity.

Recall of one of the owners

Background: it so happened that instead of one ferret in our den became two, and in the future it will probably be even more, so at the family council it was decided to acquire a home for these cute fluffy spinogryzas.

Without hesitation, I climbed into these your internet to look for what they offer in terms of large cells:

And here I am: 10-25 mowers.Something is a little expensive, I thought, and, a little sad, remembered my engineer diplomas, and straight arms from the right place. It was decided that we need to build it ourselves.

Well, it started. I estimated the dimensions, 1m x 0.5m x 2m. Having drawn a lot of virtual paper, the result was this option:

Well, then we go to the green and white store, we tariff, and it began:

From materials: plywood 8mm, slats, mesh 25x25mm, MDF, yacht varnish.

Accessories: handles, hinges, latches (actually optional), furniture magnets (on the door, very convenient), wheels:

By weight it turned out about 50 kg, but heavier than factory cells made of metal, but wood, naturally. At the end: we hang a hammock, a drinking bowl, a feeder, a push, voila:

This is my design, I hope you find it useful in self-made cell manufacturing. Good luck to all!

Conclusion

The independent manufacture of a pet cage imposes an additional responsibility on the owner for his health. All materials must be environmentally friendly, and joints and fastenings - carefully crafted for sharp edges. It is not recommended to paint the internal structures, since the animal can chew them and poison.

Size required

For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of ​​the furo cell must be within 60x80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150x100 centimeters.

Size required

For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of ​​the furo cell must be within 60x80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150x100 centimeters.

A place

A very important factor is the location of the cell. Where the house will be, it should be dry. Places where:

  • Dark
  • Draft
  • Bright sunshine
  • Heating

After a suitable place is determined, you can begin the manufacturing process.

Size required

For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of ​​the furo cell must be within 60x80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150x100 centimeters.

A place

A very important factor is the location of the cell. Where the house will be, it should be dry. Places where:

  • Dark
  • Draft
  • Bright sunshine
  • Heating

After a suitable place is determined, you can begin the manufacturing process.

Construction of a cozy house

The simplest option is a plywood cage. This is a very economical choice. Even a novice master can do such a home.

The house should consist of at least 2 rooms. It is desirable that they are located on different floors. It will be ideal if there is a tunnel between them. Recommended dimensions of a separate room, at least 50X80 centimetersheight - 40 centimeters.

When making a house, do not forget that ferrets love to hide going. Over time, the "warehouse" will need to be cleaned, so the house should have access to any area for cleaning. It is best to prefer a removable roof.

Walls

To make your home durable, you will need wooden blocks (ideal section 2-3 to 5 centimeters) They are fastened together with the help of self-tapping screws.

The surface of each part must be sanded so that the pet is not injured.

Walls and partitions are made of mesh.

Walls need to be well fixed. It’s better to cover it with fabric. On the floor of a new house is to put linoleum. This will protect the base of the house from getting wet and swelling.

Size required

For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of ​​the furo cell must be within 60x80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150x100 centimeters.

A place

A very important factor is the location of the cell. Where the house will be, it should be dry. Places where:

  • Dark
  • Draft
  • Bright sunshine
  • Heating

After a suitable place is determined, you can begin the manufacturing process.

Construction of a cozy house

The simplest option is a plywood cage. This is a very economical choice. Even a novice master can do such a home.

The house should consist of at least 2 rooms. It is desirable that they are located on different floors. It will be ideal if there is a tunnel between them. Recommended dimensions of a separate room, at least 50X80 centimetersheight - 40 centimeters.

When making a house, do not forget that ferrets love to hide going. Over time, the "warehouse" will need to be cleaned, so the house should have access to any area for cleaning. It is best to prefer a removable roof.

Walls

To make your home durable, you will need wooden blocks (ideal section 2-3 to 5 centimeters) They are fastened together with the help of self-tapping screws.

The surface of each part must be sanded so that the pet is not injured.

Walls and partitions are made of mesh.

Walls need to be well fixed. It’s better to cover it with fabric. On the floor of a new house is to put linoleum. This will protect the base of the house from getting wet and swelling.

Size required

For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of ​​the furo cell must be within 60x80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150x100 centimeters.

A place

A very important factor is the location of the cell. Where the house will be, it should be dry. Places where:

  • Dark
  • Draft
  • Bright sunshine
  • Heating

After a suitable place is determined, you can begin the manufacturing process.

Construction of a cozy house

The simplest option is a plywood cage. This is a very economical choice. Even a novice master can do such a home.

The house should consist of at least 2 rooms. It is desirable that they are located on different floors. It will be ideal if there is a tunnel between them. Recommended dimensions of a separate room, at least 50X80 centimetersheight - 40 centimeters.

When making a house, do not forget that ferrets love to hide going. Over time, the "warehouse" will need to be cleaned, so the house should have access to any area for cleaning. It is best to prefer a removable roof.

Walls

To make your home durable, you will need wooden blocks (ideal section 2-3 to 5 centimeters) They are attached to each other using self-tapping screws.

The surface of each part must be sanded so that the pet is not injured.

Walls and partitions are made of mesh.

Walls need to be well fixed. It’s better to cover it with fabric on top. On the floor of a new house is to put linoleum. This will protect the base of the house from getting wet and swelling.

Facade

The back wall is most often fixed. The front facade is best done in the form of two opening doors. They must be closed so that the pet could not open them independently and crawl out.

A good option is a mesh mesh facade with a cell 10x10.

Indoor Design

After the house is ready, you need to do its arrangement. First of all, you need to install stairs between the floors. For their manufacture, a bar with a section of 2 centimeters and 3 mm plywood is used.

All household items (feeder, drinking bowl, tray) are installed on the ground floor. On the second and subsequent floors, you can place a room for relaxation and games.

Size required

For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of ​​the furo cell must be within 60x80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150x100 centimeters.

A place

A very important factor is the location of the cell. Where the house will be, it should be dry. Places where:

  • Dark
  • Draft
  • Bright sunshine
  • Heating

After a suitable place is determined, you can begin the manufacturing process.

Construction of a cozy house

The simplest option is a plywood cage. This is a very economical choice. Even a novice master can do such a home.

The house should consist of at least 2 rooms. It is desirable that they are located on different floors. It will be ideal if there is a tunnel between them. Recommended dimensions of a separate room, at least 50X80 centimetersheight - 40 centimeters.

When making a house, do not forget that ferrets love to hide going. Over time, the "warehouse" will need to be cleaned, so the house should have access to any area for cleaning. It is best to prefer a removable roof.

Walls

To make your home durable, you will need wooden blocks (ideal section 2-3 to 5 centimeters) They are attached to each other using self-tapping screws.

The surface of each part must be sanded so that the pet is not injured.

Walls and partitions are made of mesh.

Walls need to be well fixed. It’s better to cover it with fabric on top. On the floor of a new house is to put linoleum. This will protect the base of the house from getting wet and swelling.

Facade

The back wall is most often fixed. The front facade is best done in the form of two opening doors. They must be closed so that the pet could not open them independently and crawl out.

A good option is a mesh mesh facade with a cell 10x10.

Indoor Design

After the house is ready, you need to do its arrangement. First of all, you need to install stairs between the floors. For their manufacture, a bar with a section of 2 centimeters and 3 mm plywood is used.

All household items (feeder, drinking bowl, tray) are installed on the ground floor. On the second and subsequent floors, you can place a room for relaxation and games.

Ground floor

When choosing a tray, you should give preference to the corner option. It is better to put it on the lower tier of the room. Cutlery is located in the next room on the same floor. They must be well fixed so that the ferret cannot overturn them. The best material for the feeder is ceramics. A drinker is best purchased with a mechanism for automatically supplying clean water.

Restroom

On the upper floors, it is advisable to place rooms for games and recreation. In the corner you can put rags where the animal will often bury. Also, you can sew a mattress from foam.

Note! The arrangement of the house must be approached with all responsibility. If the animal does not like the dwelling, he will be sad there. Being in an unattractive room will become a burden for him.

A hammock can be placed in the games room. Ferrets love to swing in a hanging hammock.

Instead of minks in housing, install tunnels. Animals love to climb in holes, so such an activity will be very exciting for them.

For the manufacture of tunnels, you can take ordinary plastic sewer pipes of suitable diameter (110 millimeters). Using transitions you can do interesting minkswhere the pet will spend a lot of free time in the game. He certainly will not get bored in your absence.

In addition to conventional tunnels, inventive owners build for their animals and mazes . Ideally, if the labyrinth or tunnel will go through all the rooms. This will allow the ferret to run in a circle.

Size required

For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of ​​the furo cell must be within 60x80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150x100 centimeters.

A place

A very important factor is the location of the cell. Where the house will be, it should be dry. Places where:

  • Dark
  • Draft
  • Bright sunshine
  • Heating

After a suitable place is determined, you can begin the manufacturing process.

Construction of a cozy house

The simplest option is a plywood cage. This is a very economical choice. Even a novice master can do such a home.

The house should consist of at least 2 rooms. It is desirable that they are located on different floors. It will be ideal if there is a tunnel between them. Recommended dimensions of a separate room, at least 50X80 centimetersheight - 40 centimeters.

When making a house, do not forget that ferrets love to hide going. Over time, the "warehouse" will need to be cleaned, so the house should have access to any area for cleaning. It is best to prefer a removable roof.

Walls

To make your home durable, you will need wooden blocks (ideal section 2-3 to 5 centimeters) They are attached to each other using self-tapping screws.

The surface of each part must be sanded so that the pet is not injured.

Walls and partitions are made of mesh.

Walls need to be well fixed. It’s better to cover it with fabric on top. On the floor of a new house is to put linoleum. This will protect the base of the house from getting wet and swelling.

Facade

The back wall is most often fixed. The front facade is best done in the form of two opening doors. They must be closed so that the pet could not open them independently and crawl out.

A good option is a mesh mesh facade with a cell 10x10.

Indoor Design

After the house is ready, you need to do its arrangement. First of all, you need to install stairs between the floors. For their manufacture, a bar with a section of 2 centimeters and 3 mm plywood is used.

All household items (feeder, drinking bowl, tray) are installed on the ground floor. On the second and subsequent floors, you can place a room for relaxation and games.

Ground floor

When choosing a tray, you should give preference to the corner option. It is better to put it on the lower tier of the room. Cutlery is located in the next room on the same floor. They must be well fixed so that the ferret cannot overturn them. The best material for the feeder is ceramics. A drinker is best purchased with a mechanism for automatically supplying clean water.

Restroom

On the upper floors, it is advisable to place rooms for games and recreation. In the corner you can put rags where the animal will often bury. Also, you can sew a mattress from foam.

Note! The arrangement of the house must be approached with all responsibility. If the animal does not like the dwelling, he will be sad there. Being in an unattractive room will become a burden for him.

A hammock can be placed in the games room. Ferrets love to swing in a hanging hammock.

Instead of minks in housing, install tunnels. Animals love to climb in holes, so such an activity will be very exciting for them.

For the manufacture of tunnels, you can take ordinary plastic sewer pipes of suitable diameter (110 millimeters). Using transitions you can do interesting minkswhere the pet will spend a lot of free time in the game. He certainly will not get bored in your absence.

In addition to conventional tunnels, inventive owners build for their animals and mazes . Ideally, if the labyrinth or tunnel will go through all the rooms. This will allow the ferret to run in a circle.

Other options

There are a lot of options for making a home for a ferret. If you have certain skills, then you can make the facade of the house from plexiglass. Often this material is used to make the whole house. One minus of such a room - the walls do not allow oxygen to circulate. Therefore, many openings are required for normal air access.

Also, you can build a cage from the grid. To do this, you need to carefully approach the choice of material. It must be durable. It is also better to mount the floor and floors from plywood, so that the animal does not get stuck with its paw and does not damage the limbs.

Size required

For a full development and comfortable life, ferrets need a lot of space. The most important thing before making a cage is determine the optimal size of the house. The minimum area of ​​the furo cell must be within 60x80 centimeters. But if the apartment allows, it’s still better to make the cage bigger, at least 150x100 centimeters.

A place

A very important factor is the location of the cell. Where the house will be, it should be dry. Places where:

  • Dark
  • Draft
  • Bright sunshine
  • Heating

After a suitable place is determined, you can begin the manufacturing process.

Construction of a cozy house

The simplest option is a plywood cage. This is a very economical choice. Even a novice master can do such a home.

The house should consist of at least 2 rooms. It is desirable that they are located on different floors. It will be ideal if there is a tunnel between them. Recommended dimensions of a separate room, at least 50X80 centimetersheight - 40 centimeters.

When making a house, do not forget that ferrets love to hide going. Over time, the "warehouse" will need to be cleaned, so the house should have access to any area for cleaning. It is best to prefer a removable roof.

Walls

To make your home durable, you will need wooden blocks (ideal section 2-3 to 5 centimeters) They are attached to each other using self-tapping screws.

The surface of each part must be sanded so that the pet is not injured.

Walls and partitions are made of mesh.

Walls need to be well fixed. It’s better to cover it with fabric on top. On the floor of a new house is to put linoleum. This will protect the base of the house from getting wet and swelling.

Facade

The back wall is most often fixed. The front facade is best done in the form of two opening doors. They must be closed so that the pet could not open them independently and crawl out.

A good option is a mesh mesh facade with a cell 10x10.

Indoor Design

After the house is ready, you need to do its arrangement. First of all, you need to install stairs between the floors. For their manufacture, a bar with a section of 2 centimeters and 3 mm plywood is used.

All household items (feeder, drinking bowl, tray) are installed on the ground floor. On the second and subsequent floors, you can place a room for relaxation and games.

Ground floor

When choosing a tray, you should give preference to the corner option. It is better to put it on the lower tier of the room. Cutlery is located in the next room on the same floor. They must be well fixed so that the ferret cannot overturn them. The best material for the feeder is ceramics. A drinker is best purchased with a mechanism for automatically supplying clean water.

Restroom

On the upper floors, it is advisable to place rooms for games and recreation. In the corner you can put rags where the animal will often bury. Also, you can sew a mattress from foam.

Note! The arrangement of the house must be approached with all responsibility. If the animal does not like the dwelling, he will be sad there. Being in an unattractive room will become a burden for him.

A hammock can be placed in the games room. Ferrets love to swing in a hanging hammock.

Instead of minks in housing, install tunnels. Animals love to climb in holes, so such an activity will be very exciting for them.

For the manufacture of tunnels, you can take ordinary plastic sewer pipes of suitable diameter (110 millimeters). Using transitions you can do interesting minkswhere the pet will spend a lot of free time in the game. He certainly will not get bored in your absence.

In addition to conventional tunnels, inventive owners build for their animals and mazes . Ideally, if the labyrinth or tunnel will go through all the rooms. This will allow the ferret to run in a circle.

Other options

There are a lot of options for making a home for a ferret. If you have certain skills, then you can make the facade of the house from plexiglass. Often this material is used to make the whole house. One minus of such a room - the walls do not allow oxygen to circulate. Therefore, many openings are required for normal air access.

Also, you can build a cage from the grid. To do this, you need to carefully approach the choice of material. It must be durable. It is also better to mount the floor and floors from plywood, so that the animal does not get stuck with its paw and does not damage the limbs.

Important to remember!

  1. Before you start construction, think about whether you can make the place where the animal will feel comfortable. If you are confident in your abilities - start acting.
  2. In addition, the house should be spacious. If the ferret has little space, he will begin to get bored and fall ill.
  3. When choosing a material you need to pay attention to its environmental class. It is not necessary to make rooms for animals from low-quality synthetic and plastic materials. Plastic ferrets quickly crack open, which can contribute to poisoning.
  4. Make sure that the ferret can do his own business indoors - play, swing, climb in tunnels. The pet must spend his energy. Inactivity will lead the ferret to disharmony in his life. Therefore, you need to organize your pet a sufficient amount of entertainment.
  5. The design must be firmly fixed. There should be no sharp details on it so that the animal could not damage itself during games.
  6. The house must have at least three rooms: for eating, a toilet and a games area. All household items must be properly secured so that the ferret does not move them.
  7. If you notice that the ferret did not like the housing, you will have to redo it.

With a serious approach to business, even a novice master will get a decent version of a cage for a ferret.

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