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From: "autumn whispers"
Date: 2008-07-25 03:09:18 UTC
Subject: Re: [ferrethealth] Re: Ferret eating bedding lining

Thanks everyone! Their cage design won't really allow for stuff to be laid
on the trays much since the only large, flat areas are those that are the
food and litter areas. Maui, who sleeps in the cage with Milo, won't use
the litter pan and often just goes right in the middle of the tray, so stuff
on the bottom would have to be changed daily, if they slept in it at all. I
don't have a washer or dryer here at the apartment.

Does it help to flip the bedding upside-down where the fleece is on the
bottom---until I can buy other bedding? I don't have a sewing machine and
my hand-stitching would most likely be more of something to attract their
biting and scratching than anything. :/

It could be an issue of one of them eating in bed, that's a possibility.
And perhaps knocking the fuzz they dig out into the food dish too, I
suppose. I've never seen them actually doing anything in the hammocks
except 'fluff' them and sleep in them. But maybe they're doing it at night
since they're out during the day for the most part.

I will try and find the duck soup mix, but the only pet store in our area
that carries it only carries a little and they're out 90% of the time. Is
it possible to use runny/soupy kibble instead to the get pumpkin down them,
just in case they're out of the duck soup mix?

I had a file with the precise measurements and dosages (for lack of a better
word) for pumpkin and duck soup remedy for this sort of thing, but I can't
find it (no printer). What is the exact amounts of pumpkin and soup mix,
and how much should I give him, etc.?

Thanks so much.


On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:57 AM, Sukie Crandall <> wrote:

> We found that denim that has not been stone
> washed is quite resistant when we had a long
> ago experience with a cloth eater. Take sections
> of jean legs and hem them for beds or hammocks.
> More recently we had one who like to eat in bed
> and the fake sheep fleece (but not the polar
> fleece) wound up as the major component in
> a large "fur"ball that required surgery, so we
> covered all the exposed fake sheep fleece with
> sheet material. No more "fur"balls, AND the beds
> wash way more easily and last far, far, far longer.


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