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Ferrets And Cat Towers

Can ferrets safely use cat towers?

By Ailigh Vanderbush
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.

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I'll be sure to get a small tower for my baby!
Erica, Denton, TX
Posted: 3/14/2012 1:05:59 PM
My babies love their cat tower.
jill, wpg, MB
Posted: 6/13/2010 6:41:06 PM
I have 2 cats and 2 ferrets. I got the tower for the cats and when my ferrets are out they love it just as much as the cats do, however they don't realize how high they are and tend to jump or fall off the top occasionally. Fortunately they havent gotten hurt. My DEW (baby) is the adventerous one and climbs and falls off everything and rarely gets hurt. He often falls off the levels of his cage and will climb the cage too. Id say ferrets are fairly good climbers if they work at it.
ashley, clarksville, TN
Posted: 4/4/2010 8:14:04 PM
My 2 ferrets that a 1 year and 1 1/2 years love to play with the cats towers. Just be aware that they like to use the bottom as a litter pan sometimes too.
Lorisa, Orlando, FL
Posted: 1/15/2009 12:26:24 PM
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