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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-04-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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so iv only had baby bandit a couple of days now nad have been doing a lot of research . i have a problem and need some suggestions iv bought him over 200 dollars in toys a bunch of hammocks and hiding things yet he still chews on his cage bars. its enough to drive someone batty whos trying to sleep does anyone else have this problem and if so how did they make it stop

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-30-2011, 01:34 PM
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My ferret does that too! Would love some answers
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-06-2011, 06:38 AM
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Is he young? Most young ferrets tend to do that. They usually stop when they are older.
As for now. I have heard success with this spray called bitter apple. You can find it at Petco I believe. It is also used to help teach ferrets not to bite. Spray some on his cage bars and he should stop. A few like the taste though.
Just remember not to take him out when he does that. As it will teach him that his bad behavior gets him what he wants (your attention).
I have only had this problem with a few of my ferrets. As I tend to go more for the elderly ones.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-02-2011, 02:21 PM
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Here is a little information that I found from skinnyreport. They provided a lot of facts when I was researching Ferrets. (My granddaughter wanted one)


If they’re always caged, they may not get the proper stimulus and exercise, representing the other side of the dilemma. In this case they’ll be an unhappy and very bored ferret!
Some people will do a combination of the two. Having them caged most of the day, but also giving them a couple of hours of “playtime” outside their cage.

This may work well, especially if their cage is large enough and fun enough for them to play in when they’re not allowed out.

I hope this helped.
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