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From: "Angelique"
Date: 2010-10-04 06:18:29 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Exercise Ideas for Studio Apt

[Exercise's relationship to health is an acceptable
topic but suggestions of toys and such gets
off topic so people who want to suggest such
items need to send those replies directly to
Amanda instead of to the list to avoid rejection,

-- Moderator]

Hi Everyone;

I'm hoping someone can share some ideas!

I'm currently away at college, living in a small studio apartment in a residence. I have my 7&1/2 month old baby, Finn, with me for company.

He's essentially spoiled when I'm home with my parents since he's allowed free range of the main floor, is taken out for (almost) daily walks, plays in the garden, and has the company of my parents, our 2 cats to chase & torture and our dog to play with.

But here at school in my tiny studio, he doesn't have much room to run, or much company besides me. The only time he's locked in his cage is when I'm not in the apartment. The rest of the time I give him free-range of the apartment to play and sleep.
There are no pets in the building, so sneaking him in & out takes planning and good timing. Which also means I can't just carry him downstairs for 10 minutes to play in the grass each day. I have to pack him up, sneak down to the parking building, and then drive 20 minutes to find a park or grassy area far enough away from the residence and school that no one will recognize me and see him.

So I'm trying to make sure he gets enough exercise and stimulation, but it's been tricky. I noticed he's already put on bit of weight, and he seems to be getting a bit lazy. He still seems as happy as can be though. I keep buying more and more toys, hoping that he will like them and that they will enrich his play, but he just takes them and hides them with his stash of goodies.

I have tunnels for him to run through, boxes to play in, cozy beds & blankets, jingly toys, play mats, balls, ropes, chewy treats, you name it. But he still seems to get bored - and a bored woozel is trouble!!

Does anyone have any ideas of good indoor "entertainment" I can buy or build for my little guy? I'm even considering a small sandbox or box of soil for him to dig in.

Please help!


Amanda & Finn :)


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