Message Number: YG54 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Mary McCarty - Houser
Date: 2001-02-20 06:55:00 UTC
Subject: Re: [Ferret-Health-list] Litter Box Hell !!!


> on). My Neera will do her dirty work along side of the litter pan. She
> seems to use the same spot in the new cage that she did in her "single"
> cage.(before she was introduced to her "family" and to the litter pan)

Is there any reason why you can't put a litterpan there in the current
cage? In her mind, I'm sure she's thinking, "Hey, I know where to go, you
just don't know where to put the pottybox!" <g>

Also, are you using a corner pan or a square/rectangular pan? Is it the
same type of pan that Neera was using before? If not, she might not be
happy with the new type of pan.

I've had much more success using square or rectangular pans that cover two
corners rather than the triangular corner pans.

If you can't put a new litterpan in the spot she uses, can you put some
used (i.e., slept on) bedding in that area? In our cages, I use the bottom
floor for the litterpan and then put bedding in every other area so you
don't have any "bare" floor for accidents.

Hope this helps!


Mary McCarty-Houser, Director
Pennsylvania Ferret Rescue Association of Centre County

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