It’s Spring Cleaning Time!
Now that it’s starting to get warm out, at least in Northern Nevada (don’t hate us because spring comes early for us — it won’t last. We have seen snow in June.)
It’s time to start thinking about “Spring cleaning Phase 1”
** Phase 2 is basically a “rinse and repeat” in a month or so when spring really does roll around.
Perhaps you can set up a playpen in the warm sunshine and the ferrets can romp and play while you slave away.
This is a perfect opportunity to take out all the litter boxes and give them a good scrubbing! Here at the rescue we hose ours out let them set for awhile then using a toilet brush and some antibacterial dish soap—scrub thoroughly
You can even take your whole cage(s) outside on a warm day and give it a good scrubbing as well. A power washer or one of those steam spray cleaning machines is great for getting into the cracks and crevices. If you use linoleum or vinyl flooring you should clean it or replace it as needed.
You should also give all your water bottles and dishes a good scrubbing. We like to use plenty of hot water, dishwashing liquid, and a good bottle brush. Be sure to rinse the bottles thoroughly.
Here at Wind & Willows Ferret Rescue in Fallon we try to keep the bedding changed out and odors under control— but this is a perfect time for a complete fresh set.
If your hammocks and blankets seem a worse for wear, they should be replaced- strings and fluff that come loose can contribute to all sorts of issues, including foreign body obstructions ::read:: SURGERY… expensive surgery!
New bedding set is much cheaper than surgery. A great source for fun and safe bedding is LITTLE FEET FERRET BEDDING
You should also check their ferret toys for damage and replace as needed at this time. Now tell the truth… They have enough toys right?? they won’t miss one or two.
You can spruce up your ferrets – too! This is the fun part… take a nice freshly bathed ferret—a clean blanket or two and place in the playpen with at least one tube to run through—stir liberally
Then sit back ready to laugh. Bottle tails and craziness guaranteed.
Once your coffee break is over and the ferrets have worn themselves out—gently clean and inspect ears, teeth and trim nails. Once completed reassemble all cages, add ferrets and everyone will be ready for a nice long nap. Especially the hoomins.
Oh, and if this sounds like the perfect way for you to spend a warm sunny day – head out to Fallon.
We are looking for a few victims… I mean… volunteers to help us do all of the above for 45 ferrets – and 11 cages.
Contact Lisa at [email protected] to find out about volunteering on a sunny Thursday afternoon this spring.