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Hiding ferrets is an art form!
So the house/unit inspection is right around the corner and you supposedly are not supposed to have any pets! Oooops...What do you do? How do you hide the evidence???
These days one of the most common reasons animals get given up to shelters is because people move to new homes where animals are not allowed. Their pets who were till this stage part of the family suddenly find themselves abandoned. Its really sad...therefore I can understand those of you (I do the same) who are unwilling to give up a member of your family.
If you’re renting your place, then you can expect to have a real estate agent or landlord knock on your door to do an inspection at least twice a year. I don’t know about you but it tends to be a stressful time for me...
Here are some tips on how to avoid getting caught out with pets in your place (you can print it out and use it as a check list if you like):
1. Hiding ferrets - you can either take them to a ferret boarding house, ask your neighbours if they would not mind putting them (along with the
) in their spare room for a couple of hours or ask your relatives and friends (if they live nearby) to stash them for you. Make sure that they know what they are doing when it comes to ferrets, or just make sure they don’t handle them at all. You can always buy a padlock for the cage and say that they tend to get out without it...this keeps your ferrets and whoever has agreed to look after them safe.
2.Hide the cage – I used to put the cage at the back of the house or in the garage and cover it with a tarp...they are not allowed to look underneath and if they do, say that your storing it for someone...
3.Disguise the smell – All ferret owners like to say that “they don’t smell that bad” but in reality
ferrets really do stink
. Some of us have gotten used to it and we don’t find it offensive at all but to someone who is new and has an untrained nose....ppphhhhhhheeeeewwwwwwwwww! Stinky, stinky, stinky...You can use air fresheners (as long as it not around the ferrets), incense, oil burners, deodorant etc. Make sure you also open all the windows to let the breeze take some of the stink away.
4.Hiding ferrets stuff –
, kitty litter, vet magnets on the fridge, maybe even photos of them...if you want to be really thorough.
5.Vacuum – ferrets tend to mess up their cage a bit , so the chances are that there is possibly some kitty litter lying around on the ground where their cage normally is...may be petty but its also a bit of a giveaway.
6.Finally – if you keep your place super clean and tidy then even if the real estate agant was to find out you have them...then they will be less inclined to care about it...normally they are really just looking for you to take good care of the property.
I hope this information on hiding ferrets helps, if you have anything else to add please just
let us know.
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