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Marshall Playpen Review For Ferrets

Marshall Playpen Review For FerretsMarshall Playpen Review For Ferrets

A playpen can be a valuable addition to your ferret supply repertoire.

The proper playpen can provide your ferret with a safe place to play in a confined area. It can come in handy in a multitude of situations. However, it’s important to get your ferret the right playpen–one that is ferret proof and suits your particular needs.

Marshall offers a playpen for ferrets (as well as other small pets). Let’s take a look to find out if the Marshall Playpen is a good choice for you and your ferret.

Marshall Playpen Review For Ferrets

The Marshall Playpen is designed to give ferrets, and other small pets, a safe place to play–indoors or out. It’s a portable playpen that comes in two sizes plus an extension kit. The panels are connected together and can be arranged into different shapes depending on your needs. Multiple playpens can be connected together to create an expansive play area. A cover and/or mat is also available.

Marshall Playpen For Ferrets– Specifications

Hight: 29” high

Each Panel: 18″W 

Bar Spacing: approx. 1” wide

8 panel: 9 square feet 

11 panel: 12 square feet

Marshall Playpen For Ferrets–Pros:

  • Gives ferrets a safe place to play
  • Can be used indoor and outdoor
  • Can be used as a cage alternative
  • 1” bar spacing prevents ferrets from escaping through bars
  • Portable
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to set up–No tools required
  • Folds easily and compactly for storing
  • 2 sizes and extension kit available
  • Expandable–can expand by connecting the 3 panel kit or one or more additional playpens
  • Versatile configurations
  • Can be used as a barrier gate
  • Mat/cover available
  • Mat/cover are interchangeable
  • Mat/cover attaches securely with velcro tabs
  • Most ferret parents find the playpen ferret proof

Marshall Playpen For Ferrets–Cons:

  • Many ferret parents feel the 8 panels alone is not big enough without additional panels or additional playpens connected
  • A mat may be needed to keep ferrets from digging under when using outdoors on grass
  • A cover may be needed to prevent some ferrets from climbing out
  • The mats and covers are made to fit the 8 and 11 panel octagon configuration only

Marshall Playpen Review For Ferrets–Summary

The Marshall Playpen may be the perfect choice for you and your ferret.  Many ferret parents love the versatility of  this playpen and have found it to be ferret proof. Two sizes and expansion options is a beneficial feature of this playpen–especially if you have multiple ferrets or want to use it as a cage alternative. The ability to configure the playpen in multiple ways allows you to use it as a barrier to gate off an area as well.  To keep your ferret safe, if you plan to use the playpen outdoors, it is recommended that you use both a cover and a mat.

You can buy the Marshall Playpens and accessories HERE.

Marshall Playpen Review For Ferrets

I’d love to hear about your experiences with the Marshal Playpen.


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8 thoughts on “Marshall Playpen Review For Ferrets

  1. We bought something similar to this for our dogs. Obviously, it is a larger version. We never actually ended up using it in its intended way. Instead we added latches and use it to block the front of our garage. So now when we are outside playing pool, or watching football in there, the dogs can be outside with us without running off. And it is great, because we can just fold it up when we aren’t using it.

    We have used it that way for 3 years I think, and it is still in great condition. I bet the one here on your site would be great for a small pet. Still need to let them out to run around frequently I am sure, but when you need them to stay in one place for a while seems like a great idea.

    1. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment, Jamie!
      Yes, the Marshall Playpen for ferrets is similar to playpens for dogs and can serve similar purposes–as a playpen and as a barrier.

  2. Interesting, I’ve never seen one of these before but I really do like them. It’s good that we can give ferrets a safe place for indoors and outdoors, so it’s great that it’s portable. So many pros and only a few cons. The cons aren’t even a big issue if you ask me, especially when it has a lot of pros.

    1. Thanks for your comment, Brandon! Playpens for ferrets are new to a lot of people. There are a lot of pros and few cons, as you said for the Marshall Playpen.

  3. I just think this is so cute! I love that it’s open and airy and that you can put this outside so your pets can get some fresh air but still keep them contained and safe. It’s always great that it comes with an expansion option. I’ve not seen something like this, I’ve only seen cages. So this is great! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You are very welcome, Courtney! Thanks for visiting Ferret Lovers!

  4. That playpen looks like it would be a lot of fun for a ferret, and the opportunity to take them outside in a safe environment is a plus. Where do you get the other toys and tubes for the ferret to play in? Can a person get some of the fun extras at a local pet shop? Would the ferret be safe if you just pinned chicken wire to the top or are they able to escape through the small holes?

    1. Hi Irma,
      Yes, the Marshall Playpen can be lots of fun for ferrets! I would not want to use chicken wire because of the potentially sharp edges and wires. Some pet stores carry some ferret toys and tubes–it depends on the store and location. If you are interested in toys, tubes and tunnels, please see Ferret Toy Ideas–Enrichment Fun and Ferret Tunnels and Tubes–Best Options.

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