Friday, October 22, 2010

Homemade Toys For Ferrets

It’s amazing how expensive toys are at a pet store, especially for more exotic pets such as the beloved fuzzies, a.k.a. ferrets. As if the pets care how much you pay. Or what you buy them. They don’t. Pets don’t give a flying hoot whether the toys you give them are ridiculously-priced. Or super-duper cheap. Or new. Or used. Or whatever.

If you have a ferret, don’t waste your money on store-bought toys (well, unless you have money to spare) because they’re so easily entertained that just about anything will do.

For example, cardboard boxes will literally have them ‘dooking’ with delight. Just punch a couple of holes through the boxes (that you can pick up for free at the grocery store) and watch your fuzzies tunneling through happily. And if you really want to make their day, tape some boxes together, make doorways, connect them with tubes and voila! Your ferrets will be in heaven.

Below are some photos of homemade ferret castles:

Even Nacho wants to join in on the fun.

Yes, they’re not the most visually appealing, but a little creativity will modify that.

So don’t spend too much money at the pet store. Just use your imagination and build your own playground for your fuzzies.

Homemade toys are fun. Right guys?

Ah, the sounds of a happy fuzzy...


  1. I make ferret houses out of boxes too. Also the long cardboard tubes that carpets come on.

    1. Those tubes are fantastic! It's so easy to make these little animals happy.