EDWARD COOK says: A ferret that can exercise as much as it wants will work 100% better than one kept in a shoe box-sized hutch with little, or no, space to run around.

Yes, it would definitely be a good idea to create a play area as long as the mesh you put on the floor as well as the walls is strong enough to withstand the abuse it will get. Weld mesh is normally the best.

As for keeping them amused – think along the lines of what a rabbit burrow is like and you won’t go far wrong. But remember, ferrets will get out of the smallest gap and are the original escape artists? so make sure yours is ‘ferret tight’ before leaving them to their own devices.

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