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Thrifty Fleece for Ferret Furnishings

Instead of buying super expensive fleece hammocks and bedding for ferrets or other small fuzzy animals, I buy old fleece winter hats and baby blankets from the thrift stores.

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The hats that have ties or velcro straps can be secured to the sides of the cage. My fuzzies love them and they are so cheap I can toss them out when they get too worn out or unwashable.

By akGirl from Anchorage, AK

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October 18, 20090 found this helpful

I used to do the same thing until I lost my beloved Ferret in Sep. 08. I would buy all these winter hats and he would go get them and put them in different places then he would sleep where ever he wanted to. I really miss him. He was my first and last. I do have 9 cats and 3 dogs who still keep me real buzy. Here is my baby in one of the cats bed

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October 19, 20090 found this helpful

I used to make my ferrets' sleeping bags out of old hand towels. I would fold them in half and sew two sides. They were easily washed and replaced. I haven't had ferrets in a while now, they get too sick in this country with congenital illnesses.

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My vet told me when they began to breed ferrets in this country they didn't have a large enough gene pool. I miss them terribly. They were so funny and such happy little things.

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October 19, 20090 found this helpful

An excellent example of resourcefulness - and I don't even own a ferret, lol!

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December 30, 20090 found this helpful

Thats a great idea! I use oven mitts for my sugar gliders and my hedgehog. I get them at thrift stores for even a bigger savings. Dollar stores are a good place to get them too! I think I'll try the hat idea for my hedgehog, its impossible to get her out of the mitt. Thanks!

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