Dig box for ferrets
Some of you might remember that I made a dig box for my guys a few years ago which was a mega fail. I’d got a bag of aquarium gravel and filled one of our grandkids’ toy boxes with it. I honestly thought that the ferrets would love it, as they were always scratching around inside the furniture.
Well … they jumped into the box, they had a teensy scrabble around and that was that. No more interest at all I left the box there for a couple of days and finally admitted defeat.
A few weeks ago I saw a cute video of ferrets playing in a box with biodegradable packing peanuts so I thought I’d give the dig box another go!
Found a huge bag of bio packing peanuts on eBay and ordered it. It came the same day I was heading off to hospital to get my knee fixed, December 6, so while I was away, my long-suffering husband poured some of the peanuts into a big box and took a video of the result …
Spook, my BEW, looks like he was woken up while sleeping in the peanuts and while the others hopped in and out, they certainly don’t look like they’re having much fun with that box!
The carnage at the end of the video was of the ferrets showing their displeasure of me not being there! Apparently for 3 days in a row, when Philip came home, he found all the books in the bottom shelf of our bookcase on the floor. He’d patiently put them all back and the next day found them tossed out again. After the 3rd day he got fed up with it so once he put all the books back, he banged a wedge into the books so that the ferrets couldn’t get them out again.
The day after that, he came home and found that the ferrets had emptied all the books on the bottom shelf of my cookbook bookcase in the kitchen! LOL!
Anyway, back to the dig box … when I came home on Sunday, I was hoping to see some interest in it but there wasn’t any until yesterday.
Yesterday was when Mojo came up with a new game in the dig box. She’d jump in, grab a peanut, scramble out and stash the peanut in a corner. She did that about 4-5 times until Kimiko came along. They touched noses and I assume they had a telepathic conversation whereby Mojo told Kimiko what she was doing so Kimiko jumped into the box and helped Mojo remove the peanuts one-by-one and stash them in the same corner Why didn’t I have my camera with me … it was so funny to watch them!!
It wasn’t long before they got bored with the game and toodled off and then it was Dash’s turn to invent a new game…
Stand up on the outside of the dig box, pull hard with both paws and tip the box over. Get in when the box is on its side and scrabble about as much as you can to make sure more peanuts are flung out of the box onto the floor.
When your mother comes along with the dustpan and brush, call in the reserves and make sure you all do everything you can to hinder her from sweeping up the peanuts!! *rolls eyes*
Ferrets having fun … who could ask for more?
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