One of the biggest concerns we have about leaving for so long is in regards to our ferrets. We know that cat will be fine and Maggie is being boarded. The ferrets however, are very social animals and need that social interaction in order to be happy.
They have each other but having to stay in their cage for ten plus days is not in their best interest.
We could out them into their pen but Lemme escapes within seconds of being in there. She’s escaped every single setup we’ve thrown at her. It would be incredibly impressive if it weren’t so frustrating. She’s the only reason we can’t leave them in the pen while we’re gone.
The best option is to build a custom cage that is both large enough for them to play and secure enough that Lemme can’t escape,
My Dad is coming over sometime tomorrow and we’re going to build a custom cage. For now, it’s going to be pretty simple. It’s probably going to be a 5′ x 5′ x 3′ square and have a locking top. The sides will be hardware screen and that should be durable enough that they won’t be able to get through by chewing or digging at it.
We’re going to have a camera on them the whole time we’re gonna and the boys will be able to both listen and talk to the ferrets through their tablets.
My Mom will be coming by the house everyday and will be taking care of the ferrets and the cat. The kids feel a great sense of relief knowing that Grandma will be taking care of our furry family members that won’t be coming with us.