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From: Russell Prater
Date: 2001-06-16 14:25:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Potential Paw Problems????

rosie contessa-yudelson wrote:
> Hi guys-
> I'd like some of your opinions on some conflicting info...I am having this
> GREAT cage made for my babies, it's a HUGE castle- I can hardly wait to get
> it! My concern is the floors and levels, which are made of (cage)wire. Maybe
> I'm a bit prissy, but, I'm afraid it will be uncomfortable for my kid's
> feet. I'm afraid that they will develop callouses and other issues with
> their little feet. Will they be at risk for develping problems with the pads
> of their paws? Are my "fears" founded, or are wire loors more common than I
> think???? I have had a cage that the levels plastic and shelf like.-Most of
> my ferret buddies cover the wire over with carpeting and such for their kids
> and have advised me to do the same, others have said not to worry-what do
> you think????

I think you would be money ahead to get some carpet remnants, linoleum
or vinyl flooring and cover those shelves. Cover the ramps, too.

Russ, Booger, Bonnie & Clyde

URA Redneck if stealing road signs is a family outing..