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From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2001-07-20 19:42:00 UTC
Subject: Re: wheels for ferret

> question? Does anyone know where I can start looking for wheels for my
> Hershey. His rear legs are down and I thought it would be great if I could
> get in in some wheels. We have a cat shelter here that have 2 cats with
> wheels and they love them.
> My back is killing me,racing around the house holding Hershey's legs up in a
> baby blanket.
> Becky

Becky, first make a pantyhose sling and save your back. Instructions
are right in the past posts at:
and .

The second also has wheelchair info.

Personally, I'd like to see a different design for ferret
wheelchairs, though these certainly work. Ferrets have long backs
and long tails, plus are inclined toward many sideways motions. I'd
prefer very light weight 360' casters (or light wheels such as model
airplane wheels with a 360" swivel capability) with more forward body
support (third wheel, or third and fourth wheels), and an optional
tail sling. I suspect that if there were a standard frame that
varying the sling sizes could possibly accommodate multiple
individuals more conveniently than the adjustable 2 wheeler. (That
sort of would be my dream ferret wheelchair.