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Ferret Playpens–What to Look For

Ferret Playpens--What to Look ForFerret Playpens–What to Look For

Playpens are not just for toddlers and puppies!

If you have a ferret (or 2 or 6) you know that they can get into lots of trouble when left unattended. However, it may not always be practical to keep an eye on your ferret while he is out of the cage–especially if you have more than one. Ferrets are often bored in their cage and just sleep. Or they may get determined to break out. One of my ferrets, Toby, likes to grab onto the rungs of the cage door and pull and shake it with all his might–trying to escape.

Ferrets need plenty of time out of their cages in order to be happy and healthy.

One way to provide your ferrets with playtime is to use a ferret playpen. Although a ferret playpen is not a substitution for one-on-one playtime for you and your ferret, it can add a new and fun experience for your ferret. The right playpen can provide a safe and confined area for your ferret to play, relax and nap. Ferret playpens can serve a variety of functions such as a portable, confined area when traveling and a safe way to be outdoors.

Ferret Playpens–What to Look For

It’s important to get the right ferret playpen to suit your needs. Keep in mind that a ferret playpen needs to be ferret-proof. It needs to be sturdy enough to keep your ferret from knocking it down and the bar spacing needs to be small enough not to let escape artists through. A cover and a mat are often beneficial (and sometimes necessary) features to have.

Some things to consider are:

  1. What do you want to use it for?
  2. Where are you going to put it?
  3. What characteristics are you looking for?

What do you want to use it for?

  • Confine your ferrets while cleaning cage,  etc
  • Give your ferrets a safe place to play indoors
  • Give your ferrets a safe place to play outdoors
  • A confined place to play with your ferret
  • A portable confined area when traveling
  • A cage alternative

Where are you going to put it?

  • How big an area do you have to put it?
  • What shape do you need it to be?
  • Will it be freestanding or against a wall or corner?
  • Indoors or outdoors?

What characteristics are you looking for?

  • Portable?
  • Easy to put up/take down?
  • Compact to store?
  • Expandable?
  • Has a mat?
  • Has a cover?
  • Size?

Ferret Playpens–What to look For-Summary

The right playpen can provide a safe and confined area for your ferret outside his cage. Ferret playpens can serve a variety of functions such as a portable confined area when traveling, when cleaning the cage and a safe way to be outdoors.

There are 2 popular ferret playpens that may fit your needs. You can read about them below:

Prevue Pet Products Playpen

Marshall Small Animal Playpen

What do you want to use a ferret playpen for?

Your comments are welcome.

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2 thoughts on “Ferret Playpens–What to Look For

  1. This reminds me of my puppy play pens. What a great idea. I just pictured the ferrets being in some sort of cage, but this will give them plenty of room to run around and play. Great information, thank you!

    1. Hi Tammy,
      Thanks for taking the time to write a comment. Yes, ferret playpens are along the same lines as puppy playpens.

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