I have been toying around with the idea of making a corner playhouse for my girls, something resembling the cat tower/houses.
This is my basic idea...the structure would be a mixture of several elements I like in some cat houses, obviously with height in mind for the ferrets.
Here are a few of the elements I want to incorporate:
I really like the corner unit of this one, since I want my entire playhouse to resemble a 90 degree angle (maybe an L shape design that pyraminds up) I like the way this makes the corner accessable.
I like the ramp on this one...
I'd like to make a tower similiar to this, but with a bridge connecting it to another tower.
I like how the bottom section of this has a peek-a-boo hole in the top of it and it has several entrances around it, but I don't like the shape or anything else about it, haha.
I also want to include a hammock under one of the sections, similiar to this but sturdier and larger.
Has anyone made anything similar to this? I want to make it as ferret-friendly as possible, giving them a lot of surface area and nooks & crannies to explore, nap, hide things in...and balls, hammocks and other forms of entertainment. I am also trying to keep in mind that height is a big issue since they don't jump well and I certainly don't want them falling too far if they happen to get a little too hoppy while playing, which ALWAYS happens.
I was also wondering about materials. I have found several sites online with DIY cat playhouses, but have had a hard time locating some of the items. Does anyone know a simpler way of making an aesthetically pleasing and ferret friendly playhouse? I'm wanting it to be a decent size, and maybe detachable so I can switch it around to keep it interesting...plus transporting it when we move would be MUCH easier.
I appreciate ANY advice or ideas! THANK YOU!!!