We started using SlippyPads after we had
already trained our first ferret "Slippy" with conventional
litter box and litter, and needless to say the problems with
litter boxes made us come up with the idea for SlippyPads.
With "Slippy", our first ferret, we did
find at first he thought it was a great place to lie down and
sleep (in the cage), but we solved this by doing two things:- we
tied the pad using twist ties in his "favorite" corner and we
placed some poop on the pad. We have had other feedback saying
as soon as the ferret understands what it is for they start
using them, so the poop method seems to do the trick!
We got a new ferret "Fox" three weeks
ago and we used SlippyPads with him from the start, he took to
them almost straight away. He did start sleeping on them after
he had done his business in them, but we moved him to a hammock
if we saw him doing that and he soon got out of that habit. We
started with placing them in all 4 corners of the cage; once he
figured out the corner he wanted to use we reduced down to a
single pad and so far it is working really well. After about 10
days we had him trained in the cage using the pad.
Both ferrets from time to time have
tried to attack the pads a few times if they are bored, so far
the pads have not been destroyed if tied in properly.
Around the house we find both our
ferrets use the pads without any issues, as long as they are
placed in the corners they like to use.
We started with Slippy having litter
boxes in different rooms and found he would push them to one
side and poop behind them and he would find spots where the
litter box would not fit. We placed SlippyPads in those corners
and he started to use them.
It seems that the pad being completely
flat on the floor is so similar to the floor or carpet they
don't worry about them, so if they are placed in the correct
location they use them every time.
With our new ferret Fox we placed extra
pads around the house, but we found he started to use the same
pads Slippy did so we have gone back to a few locations with a
great success rate. He had one spot right behind a door so we
cut a pad so it fitted behind the door, and sprayed it with
carpet cleaner. So far he is not going back there but the pad is
there ready if he does.
The great thing about SlippyPads is that
you can put them anywhere and in any quantity as you want. If
they donít get used you can use them elsewhere. They can also be
trimmed to fit in strange places and pushed into odd corners.
We use SlippyPads almost exclusively on
carpet. The pad protects the carpet very well and also gives the
ferret somewhere to wipe its butt as some ferrets want to do,
(and generally do outside the litter box).
We have a demo video showing how much
the pad can soak up and how it is a seamed unit, in the video it
is called tidyferret but that is the SlippyPad, we changed
I hope this answers your questions about
our product, as you may tell from my description of the product
we are very happy with it ourselves and so far we are yet to get
any negative feedback, some of the feedback can be found on our
web site at
Please let us know if we can give you
any more help and if you try our product we would love to get
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