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
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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.