My boys have a walmart lock crock. It has a joint so the horizontal part the dish locks in himges up towards the cage wall so it can pack flat. Koda Doesn't dig but if be feels he isn't getting enough attention (aka I'm not 100% focused on him 24/7) he lays upside down under it and kicks the bowl to splash water everywhere. He also hangs in the shelf cover under the shelf and leans out and grabs the edge of the dish with his teeth. He pulls it up and drops it, then snaps up the water that flies out as it falls back. Lazy ferret!
I've got a little brat that I will sell real cheap....any takers, beautiful sable, altered...still has his stinks though. I've got those locking crocks in the cages....Thor just s**t in one (I'm kidding about selling him of course, I would never sell him but well.....just sometimes : ciao
I'm not sure he was ticked about anything He's just a filthy little pig and always has been (though it is the first time he's ever pooped in the waterbowl or even on that level in the cage ). He poops in their bedding, on another ferret, in the food bowl....he just winds up backs up and lets it go where ever he is . It's like a short circuit. He stashes his stuffies in the litter box (we say they're perfectly safe there because he never poops there anyway : Lady "B" beats the crap out of him on occasion because of his "habit". He lives with her and Odin, both of them are meticulously clean fuzzes who hit the litter box almost all the time (she does mark if a new ferret is in the house) Thor's one of my waardenburg babies...he's "special" ciao
Clovis is a bad water digger. I think I have a similar water bowl as you, in the cage they have water bottles but the bowl is for outside time... mine kinda looks like one of those clear/blue water machines in a office but with a bowl under it. He used to dig it out right after I filled it up and would SOAK the carpet, which is obviously bad bc rotting and molding wood underneath is not good. So I put a mat with a rubber bottom underneath to help and kept telling him "NO!" and he has finally learned. I have also found that if I give him swim time once a day in the tub he won't do it. He just loves sticking his head underwater and swimming, its amazing how long he can stay under. Vanilla Bean started stealing the water bowl and tipping it! She is strong for her size, but deaf so "NO" doesn't work. For that, my bf made some stationary wooden thing for it so she can't tip it or drag it away.
Post by mustelidmusk on Jan 2, 2011 11:57:26 GMT -5
This story is seriously cute..... My first two ferrets had water bottles only since all attempts to keep the water in the bowl (an even somewhat clean) were futile.
One of the boys would go up to the second floor, reach through the cage bars to the outside of the cage and beat his little paws on the top of the water bottle. He'd immediately run down stairs and drink the larger drops of water created by beating on the bottle. He would then repeat the process!!!! It was really cute
Awwh! That is such a cute video! My Martin tends to just throw his head into his water bowl. Then he gets all "OMG! MY HEAD IS ALL WET!!" and proceeds to run around like a maniac for the next few hours