Ferret Tunnels and Tubes
Ferrets love to play. They can make a toy out of anything. Ferrets love to burrow and will make a tunnel wherever they can. Put these two characteristics together and you have ferret tunnels and tube toys!
Ferrets never seem to tire of tunnels. They often chase one another in them, back out of them, and hide toys in them. I’m always amazed how they can almost fold themselves in half to turn around in a tube they can’t even stand up in!
There are so many ferret tunnels and tubes on the market. How do you decide which one to try? What are the best options? Well, that depends on what you want to do with it and where you plan to put it.
Some questions to ask yourself:
1. Am I going to leave it out all the time or bring it out for set play times?
2.Where do I want to put it?
- On the floor?
- In the cage?
- Hanging from the wall or ceiling?
3.Do I want to be creative with it or use it as is?
4.How big do I want it?
5. Do I want it to be flexible or molded?
6.Do I want it to be expandable?
7.Do I want to be able to see through it?
8.Does it matter what color it is?
9.How much am I willing to spend?
If you can answer these questions, it will make it much easier to get an appropriate ferret tunnel for your needs.
To help you with your options, I am going to discuss three different types of ferret tubes and tunnels.
Flexible/Expandable Drain Pipe
This option is not a typical ferret tube or tunnel. You won’t find it in a pet store or pet department. This black opaque flexible tube is a great economical choice if you don’t care about seeing your ferret running through it. Ferrets like dark tunnels, so he will probably love the ability to travel unseen!
This pipe is 4 inches in diameter and unfolds and expands from 2 to 25 ft. You can also get one that expands to 50 ft! It’s extremely durable. You can easily build your own configuration with a complete system of connectors, couplers and adapters that are available for this tubing.
Ferret Super Thru-Way
This transparent tunnel, made for ferrets, is 4 inches in diameter and 20 feet long. It’s flexible design allows you to twist it or loop it around objects. There are no connectors or attachments for it. This is a great choice if you want to be able to watch your ferret in the tunnel. It may not be durable enough for some ferrets that like to chew or play rough with another ferret in the tube, or those with long, sharp claws. It is compact enough to store when not in use.
Similar to Ferret Super Thru-Way, the FerreTrail is a flexible, transparent tunnel that expands to 8 foot long. It is easily connectable to various Ferretrail products by using a Ferretrail connector ring so you can build your own ferret maze. You can add FerreTrail Fun-nels Tubes to make molded corners and connect multiple tunnels. Each of the tubes comes with an elbow and 3 connectors. If you just want a short, compact molded tube, you can use it alone–or connect a few. There are also cage shelves that are built to accommodate FerreTrails. I used a tunnel and elbow with one of my upper cage shelves. The ferrets loved to hurry down the short tube to get to the next shelf. It was much more fun than climbing the cage bars. This is a great option if you want to be creative. You can make an extensive, elaborate play ground by connecting multiple tunnels and tubes!
I hope this info helps you pick which ferret tunnel or tube is the best option for your ferret and your situation.
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Ferret Tunnels and Tubes–Best Options