Easy Travel Cage
Author: Katt Crouch
It is a very good idea to have a travel cage on hand in case you need to go on a trip, for long drives, in case of emergency (i.e. natural disaster, family emergency requiring a trip of ferrets staying with a friend, etc), need for quarantine of a sick or new baby, etc.
Get a guinea pig sized cage on CL, you can get them fairly cheap. Hang a few hammocks and put in a small litter box. I drilled holes in the base used zip ties to secure the top to the base otherwise they can escape really easily. I prefer top-access to the travel cage, but it is nice to have both options, esp depending on the space the cage will be in. I zip tied the front access door closed on mine bc it wasn’t super secure and I never use it.
I use a lock crock for water but also use a water bottle as supplement in the car in case the water splashes out. They have a small bowl for food (we go on long trips with them), the litter box is attached to the side of the cage via binder clips that hook to zip-tie loops, and I always hang a few foraging toys, especially for longer drives or long trips out of town.
Litter box attachment:
Zip tie loops on the base of the cage that the binder clips can hook onto.
Zip tie loops from the outside:
This cage fits perfectly in the backseat of my small car with a little room leftover. I use it for long trips for my two boys and it works great. With more ferrets you may want a bigger cage, but for a small business this works great. I have use it as a sick cage, they have lived in it for weeks at a time when on trips (with plenty of out time of course), and it is amazing for long car rides – they don’t even notice they are in the car.