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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-02-2006, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Litter Box

Okay so I got Gunny (the ferret) a litter box. He is used to using one but when I put the litter that came with it in the box he went everywhere but the litter box. Then I tried Corn Cob but that didn't work either. Should I just stick with cat litter? I have tried putting his waste in the litter box to give him ensintive but it didn't work. He is used to one thing, should I put the tuberware container that he is used to using in the cage and the litter box and put them both with litter to give him more ensintive to use the new litter box? Help!

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-02-2006, 08:53 PM
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Ferrets can be very particular about the type of litter and also the type of litter box...some like the corner boxes and others prefer a rectangle box so they have a choice of 4 corners *roll eyes*
If possible can you somehow block off the other corners in the cage, so that the only corner is in the litter box? What kind of litter was he used to?
The thing that worked the best for us was to catch her in the act of pooping in the litter box. When she did it, I praised her and gave her a squirt of ferretone. We had to clamp the box to the cage side so she wasn't able to get behind it to poop also. The corner litter box was not good for her, so I ended up buying a plastic rubbermaid box about the size of a shoe box and clamping it to the side of the cage. She apparently likes having the 4 corners to choose from for backing into. We use non-clumping cat litter. We also used something called ferret-off which we sprayed in the areas that she pooped that we did not want her to go in. I'm not sure how much that worked, but eventually now she never poops anywhere in her cage except in the litter box. She still leaves little presents in the corners of the house though when she has been out a long time.
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