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Ferret Wheelchair Review–Skeeter Chair

Ferret Wheelchair Review–Skeeter Chair

Ferrets suffering from weak, injured or paralyzed back legs are often unable to move around much. They often need to be carried from place to place and are unable to explore the way ferrets naturally and enthusiastically do. This unfortunate state can lead to a ferret becoming unhappy and depressed.

Wheelchairs for dogs are becoming more commonplace, but what about wheelchairs for ferrets?

The popularity of ferrets and the desire many ferret parents have to give their ferrets the best possible life, has resulted in the creation of wheelchairs for ferrets.

The Skeeter Chair was designed for and named after a ferret named Skeeter. This ferret wheelchair allows disabled ferrets to move around more freely, using their front legs. They are able to enjoy investigating and exploring and even “running”, when they learn how fast the wheels can go.

Specifics of the Skeeter Chair

Price: $95

Sizes: Small ferret ( 1-2 pounds), Medium ferret (2-3 pounds), Large ferret ( over 3 pounds)

Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing

Where to buy: Amazon

Pros

  • Gives ferrets mobility
  • Many ferret parents find their ferret takes to the wheelchair quickly and enjoys wheeling around.
  • Several sizes to accommodate different size ferrets
  • Straps keep the ferret securely in the wheelchair
  • Maneuverable 
  • Bumpers to bounce off objects
  • Lightweight and durable
  • Easy cleaning with dish detergent
  • The company donates a wheelchair to a ferret rescue for every two wheelchairs purchased.

Cons

  • Does not help ferrets unable to use front legs.
  • The holes to give male ferrets the ability to go to the bathroom while using the wheel chair may be good in theory, but are not that beneficial practically.
  • Ferrets must be supervised at all times while using the ferret wheelchair to avoid getting trapped behind/between objects or wiggling out of the straps.

Summary of the Skeeter Chair Ferret Wheelchair 

For ferrets with weak, injured or paralyzed back legs, the ferret wheelchair offers mobility and freedom. Giving your ferret the ability to “run” around and enjoy life as a regular ferret, when he otherwise would be unable to, is priceless. At around $100, the Skeeter Chair Ferret Wheelchair is a good value.

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8 thoughts on “Ferret Wheelchair Review–Skeeter Chair

  1. This is a very information article about ferret wheelchairs, the pros and cons you have outlined give a super outline of the advantages and disadvantages, thanks for sharing this useful information!

    1. Hi Michael,
      Thanks for visiting! I’m happy you liked the review of the Skeeter Chair.

  2. Aww. This is great. I like ferrets and doing something like this for them is great. I don’t see a link to purchase these little skeeter chairs. Is this something in your store? can you provide a link?
    Thank you! 🙂

    1. Hi Vini,
      Yes, there is a link at the bottom of the article for the Skeeter Chair. Here’s the link to purchase the ferret wheelchair.

  3. I love ferrets. they are wonderful creatures.
    It saddens me everytime I see a ferret in a wheelchair but sometimes it is just needed.
    Thanks for the comprehensive review, you really describe well all the pros and cons.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Asen. Yes, it’s very sad that some ferrets need a wheel chair, but actually most ferrets are quite happy to be wheeling around in a wheel chair!

  4. Were can i purchase one of these?

    1. Hi Stormy,
      Thanks for your question. You can get a ferret from many different sources. Here is an article about the various sources

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