Product Type: Superpet small pet accessories
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Superpet Ferretrail Tubes
Member Name: MollyWH
Superpet Ferretrail Tubes
Advantages: Provides stimulation for your pet, lots of varieties
Disadvantages: Little expensive
I recently got two ferrets and am in the process of discovering all the ferrets toys that are available. As anyone who has read my ferret review will know, ferrets like to play! We get them out every day and let them have a run around the house or garden but we are finding that they are very inquisitive and any small hole they find, they will try and get through. This is where FerreTrail comes in handy as you can play them where you want and you know your ferrets are safe while they are playing and exercising.
What Is FerreTrail?
FerreTrail basically produce different styles of tunnels and play items for ferrets and other animals such as rats, hamsters, guinea pig, chinchillas and gerbils. All FerreTrail products clip together meaning that you can create all sorts of whacky play areas for your furry little friends. Obviously the FerreTrail tubes are one of the main items produced by FerretTrail and they are designed to provide stimulation for your pets as well as allowing them to exercise at the same time.
Where Can I Buy FerreTubes?
My local pet shops sells these and Pets at Home also sell these (not 100% sure their ones are made by FerreTrail though. I have also found quite a few of these tubes on eBay which is quite useful as they are cheaper on eBay than they are in my local pet store.
I my local pet store, each tube costs £2.99 so they are not that cheap really considering you will need quite a few tubes to link together and make a play area. The price isn't so bad if you are just buying one or two of the tubes to lace in their cage.
How Do They Work?
The FerreTrail Tubes are made from ventilated see, see through plastic. The inside of the tubes are ridged so that your pet can get a grip inside the tube when they are climbing through them. These ridges are very useful for me as when I link the tubes together for my ferrets to play with then I can put them at all sorts of angles and they can still climb them with ease. Each FerreTube is about a foot long and about 4 inches in diameter. The tubes can either be left separate i.e. Only using one tube or you can link them all together to create a playground. When linking them together, you will find that they clip together with something called a 'connecter rings' and these come with the tubes when you buy them.
Personally I only use these tubes during playtime with my ferrets as I don't want to crowd their hutch with loads of accessories and I want them to have room to move around. However, having said that, many people use the FerreTubes in their ferrets/rats cages for them to play on. They can be attached to the cage by metal chains and clips which can be attached at any angle.
Varieties of Tubes
There are a wide variety of tubes including plain straight, curved corner and T-junction.
Other Products By FerreTrail
FerreTrail produce quite a few nice toys for ferrets, lots of addition's that you can add to the FerreTrail tubes and really create a maze for your pet to play in. They produce wheels for larger animals such as rats and ferrets, as well as little play houses, the 'Bubble Wave' range of tunnels and Flex-e-funnel tubes which can be organised in the most bizarre combinations!
I would certainly recommend this product to anyone with a ferret or rat. Although they are fairly expensive they are worth the money as they are made from rigid plastic meaning as long as you don't stand on them, they should last a long time. You can buy extra end pieces if you animal decides to nibble the edge of the tube (which means you don't have to replace to whole tube, you can just buy a clip on edge). My tubes provide hours of fun for my ferrets and really stimulate them (and gets them ready for bed!!)
Summary: Play Time!!