Posted: January 1, 2009, 5 a.m. EST
Q: Are cat towers safe for ferrets? Can ferrets climb like cats without falling and getting hurt? I would like to build one for my "grand babies."
A: As much as I like to think of my ferrets as being intelligent, and they are, they are not known for recognizing heights. That being said, a cat tower should be just fine for ferrets as long as it isn’t too high and it is placed on something soft, like bedding. Ferrets are great climbers and love places to hide, so make sure there are little tunnels or boxes for them to hide out. Also make sure the tower has a nice solid base so it doesn’t tip over.