Hi! I am a new owner of an 73 argosy. I am also the proud parent of 10 adorable little Fuzzy Ferrets. Has any one ever tried to ferret proof an airstream. Obviously they couldn't all travel at one time with us but it would be nice to let the kids take turns on our camping adventures. Outside they can stay in their playpen under the canopy in cooler weather, but I really hate the idea of them staying in a crate the whole time while indoors. The task of ferret proofing the camper is very daunting, though. I thought I would see if anyone had any experience. And of course show of some pics of the kids.
Well 10 lbs isn't gonna happen. My biggest is 4lbs 4ozs. I'll have to put on my thinking cap. We have a 60's canned ham trailer that needs a full makeover, I told hubby that could be the ferrets camper. So far hubby isn't convinced, LOL
They are sooo C-U-T-E !!! How could you possibly leave them at home?! But the thought of ferret-proofing a trailer would be pretty daunting. Our cat "disappears" in the trailer occasionally and she's 12 lbs...but we now know her hiding places. I guess it depends on your specific trailer. She knows all the ways into and under the furniture...she even found a way up into the underside of the fiberglass bathroom sink - totally out of sight. I guess I would be concerned if they were potential escape artists...squeaking out the door, not much you could do about that.
Our '64 - no way, they'd be in the furniture or in the frame in no time - too many crevices.
Our '56 maybe, but we have taken everything apart on it and know it doesn't have any interior skin breaches ~
They are adorable...their cute little faces made me smile!
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Thanks their sweet little faces and the quirky little antics never fail to bring a smile to my face. Yes, the are escape artist. So maybe a cage and harness and leash at all times while in the trailer may be the way to go. Most all of them enjoy a harness so that wouldn't be such a big issue. Maybe my hubby could devise a playpen that would sit on one of the small beds. Will do some more thinking.
i thought i had my hands full back when i had 2 of the little weasels! not sure i can imagine a scenario where a trailer would ever be "ferret proof." i know i was never able to keep them out of anything that they really wanted to investigate.
The are adorable.....my, 10, you have your hands full......they are illegal as pets in California......not sure why or if it is enforced......hope you figure out how to travel with them....good luck......paula
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Sorry to dredge this back up..but I can't resist ferrets!
Like you, we have the issue of planning a ferret proof section or trailer. We have recently purchased a 65 Tradewind and I'm debating the best way to modify it so we can all share some space.
If you sent a picture of your Argosy's layout, that might help me give you some ideas!
I was looking at a 69 Globetrotter that had a small rear bed area that I would think could be gutted and made into a sweet multi-level easy clean ferret area...however, the Tradewind doesn't have this 'area' and so I have to be more creative.
We have 2 separate groups of ferrets, with each group having 5 ferrets. I envision an outing taking a group and leaving the other one in the capable hands of a ferret sitter.
Anyhow, send me a photo or two of your interior layout and possibly we can exchange ideas for ferret proofing.