Ferret Pet Carrier
Have you ever wanted to take your ferret with you but wondered the best way to carry her?
Quite a few years ago, I decided to take my ferret, Chantile, on a several hour Greyhound bus ride. I was visiting a friend for a few days and didn’t want to leave her behind. I was in graduate school and didn’t have much money so I had to make do with what I had to carry her in.
Of course animals are not allowed on the bus, so I had to be sure she was not seen (or heard). I didn’t have a ferret pet carrier (or any type of pet carrier) so I used a regular nylon carry-on bag. That was an adventure!
Since she couldn’t see out and didn’t know what was going on, she kept scratching at the bag, trying to get out. Well, you know how persistent ferrets can be! On the quiet bus someone was sure to hear her. So I unzipped the bag a little and stuck my hand in. That’s all it took. She just needed reassurance that I was there. I kept my hand in there the whole trip.
There are now an extensive number of pet carriers, many made for small pets such as ferrets. But just because they may say they are for ferrets (and chinchillas and rabbits and…), doesn’t mean they are a good choice. There are 2 specific ferret pet carriers that many ferret parents find work well for ferret travel. I share them with you below.
This unique ferret carrier can be carried like a backpack or by the top handle. It offers large ventilated windows so your ferret can see where she is going. This feature is important to ferrets. They are curious and want to know what is going on around them. This carrier also has a convenient zippered bottom pouch for carrying food or toys.
This carrier is not the standard pet carrier. It is made with ferrets in mind and features large, ventilated windows and 3 separate zippered openings for easy access to your ferret. It also has a soft, removable, washable pad insert to keep your ferret cozy.
Both ferret pet carriers are available in here.
Keep in mind that pet carriers are only meant for short travels–up to a few hours. If your travel is longer, it’s important to take your ferret out for some fun, exercise, water, food and to do his business.