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Ferret Tunnels and Tubes–Best Options

Ferret Tunnels and Tubes

Best Options

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 PipeFerret Tunnels and Tubes--Best Options

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-WayFerret Tunnels and Tubes--Best Options

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.

FerreTrail

Similar to Ferret Super Thru-Way, the FerreTrail is a flexible, transparent tunnel that expands to 8 foot long. IFerret Tunnels and Tubes--Best Optionst 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.

You can click on the links below to find out more and to purchase the products discussed.

Ferret Tunnels and Tubes–Best Options

Flexible/Expandable drain pipe 

 

Ferret Tunnels and Tubes--Best Options

Super Thru-way

Kaytee FerreTrail Flex-E Fun-nels
FerreTrail Fun-nels Tube Maze

 

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8 thoughts on “Ferret Tunnels and Tubes–Best Options

  1. I’ve always been curious about ferrets. At one time they were sort of the “it” pet to have although I never really known anybody who had one that I know of. Very interesting and informative article.

    1. Well, Horace they are more than the “it” pet to have, they are the 3rd most popular pet in the U.S.! If you want to learn more, I welcome you to read more of my articles!

  2. Hello
    I don’t have enough words to thank you for bringing this insightful, educational and interesting information. I do love Ferrets, but I never thought about creating playground for them. Only few people would think about this and provide the best information and product. Now, I am seriously thinking about getting one for my self

    1. I am happy you found the article interesting, Josi. If you are considering adding a ferret to your family, you may want to read some of my other articles. It’s best to be prepared and know what a ferret requires to be happy and healthy. If you have any questions, I am here to help!

  3. I was into ferrets and I used to wanted one as a pet. I didn’t know how to take care of it because I had no information about it. Your website helped me understand what ferrets like doing and what they like to eat. Do they eat seafood? Or they just pick what they want to eat?

    1. Thanks for visiting, Lorenzo! Some ferrets eat some types of fish. Some ferrets don’t like fish at all. They eat primarily animal protein. If you want more info on what ferrets eat, please see my article “What is the Best Ferret Food–Healthy of Not”.

  4. How come these are not available anymore? I bought some every year to add to the ones I already have, my ferrets love them but I cant find them ANYWHERE!

    1. Hi Ellen,
      Thanks for your question about ferret tubes and tunnels. I don’t know which particular one you are referring to, but I just checked and they are all available. Just click on the links under the pictures at the bottom of the article. Hope that helps!

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