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fawkes-fire-deactivated20140114 asked
My ferret keeps trying to sleep in his litter box, poop and all. How should I make him learn the difference between where he sleeps and where he poops ?

Does he have other places to sleep? Some ferrets prefer other sleeping places… some like hammocks, some prefer sleepy sacs, some like little donut beds… some just like to bury themselves in blankets. Try offering everything! And every time you see him sleeping in the litter box, move him somewhere else. And try to pay attention when he falls asleep— learn the pattern of play, sleep, play, sleep, and what times they do it. If you can anticipate when they’re about to fall asleep, you can herd them into the proper sleeping area. 

I’m really ashamed of this disgusting Eldritch horror litter box, but whatever. Here is how I solved the problem of ferrets pooping NEXT to the box instead of in it. I made it easy for them to walk into it by trimming the edges. I used a pair of huge shears, for pruning, and chopped up this little kitten litter box from Petco.  Try it!

I’m really ashamed of this disgusting Eldritch horror litter box, but whatever. Here is how I solved the problem of ferrets pooping NEXT to the box instead of in it. I made it easy for them to walk into it by trimming the edges. I used a pair of huge shears, for pruning, and chopped up this little kitten litter box from Petco. Try it!

thelifeofmyferrets:

ferretorium: Put litter boxes in the corners, then! I cut the edges on a normal, square, Petco kitten litter box. Cut it so that the entrance is low enough and they just walk in. That works for mine.

The litter boxes are in the corners. They keep going next to the litter box. The kitty litter box seems like a good idea.

Yeah. I used a pair of shears (like for pruning bushes, lol) and just chopped the edges off. I’ll take a photo for you. It really works! 

It’s a really horrible cellphone photo, but hey. 
Zaphod (L) and Max (R) cuddle, nestled between blankets and on top of a pile of pillows. They’re just lying under the blanket, this kills me, look at Max’s face, cuties stahp

It’s a really horrible cellphone photo, but hey. 

Zaphod (L) and Max (R) cuddle, nestled between blankets and on top of a pile of pillows. They’re just lying under the blanket, this kills me, look at Max’s face, cuties stahp

Found a tiny tent at thrift store. Bought it for the ferrets.  Wisest decision, or wisest decision?

Found a tiny tent at thrift store. Bought it for the ferrets. Wisest decision, or wisest decision?