Message Number: YG5937 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2001-07-30 10:03:00 UTC
Subject: sand box

Hi everyone,

This could indirectly deal w/health so I'm asking for suggestions.
thinking of using a large plastic tub filled w/top soil to satisfy
ferrets' love for digging. I've read that some of you use rice
instead. For
some reason, I just can't get past the picture in my head of one of
ferrets w/a rice kernel jammed up its nose. :P Am I being
paranoid? Seems
like they'd have an easier time sneezing out dirt. Or, what about
sand? Is
it dangerous for them to shovel through sand? I love watching them
around in my potted plants but, of course, its messy, bad for the
plants, and
they have to get a bath. I prefer not to bathe mine too much if I
(they) can
help it. Fortunately, none have taken an interest in chewing the
plants. I
know most indoor plants can be poisonous. I've tried those
packing peanuts, but they did nothing for my ferrets. Guess there's
better than digging where you shouldn't.

OK, now that ya'll are done laughing (have you ever seen a ferret
w/rice up
it's nose??)... send some suggestions my way. Sand, dirt, or rice?
the consensus? Let me know positive and negative experiences. I
think Bob
C. had a suggestion awhile back but I've since forgotten what he