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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful.
My ferrets love this; me, not so much.
By H. R. Williams
The positive: If it's any indication of how much my ferrets enjoy this, every single time I put them into their playpen they go for the tunnel. They play chase, one of my ferrets likes to hide under crinkle packing paper (I highly suggest saving the brown shipping paper Amazon packs things in as an extra ferret toy!) then she will zoom out and bolt through the tunnel to chase out her brother and sister. They all play in it and I love that it's translucent enough to watch their antics.
Now, the negative: as a few other reviews have mentioned, the metal wires poke out of the ends after minimal use. I remedied this problem with some heavy duty tape, but for safety I NEVER leave them unattended while they play in this, and check the integrity of the tape after each play session. At $16, I expected a safe and better quality toy. I suggest going to a hardware store and getting plastic tubing or duct work and giving this a pass.
36 of 36 people found the following review helpful.
The Perfect Ferret Toy
By Ridley I. Thomas
I just got this a few days ago from Amazon, and already it's turned into my ferret's favorite toy. Nothing else (save for a plastic water bottle that he likes more than his expensive toys, lol) has held his attention for as long as this, and he keeps going back for more! He especially finds it fun if you sit on the floor and twist it all around yourself, up over your shoulders and under your legs, so that he gets to climb, slide and twist to get through the whole thing. He also finds it likes me to run the tube through a dark cardboard box, or move the ends while he's in the middle so that it comes out in a new place every time. At twenty feet this tube stretches out well, much better than the other eight foot tubes that you can find in stores, and the clear plastic is nice because it allows you to see your ferret and vice-versa much better.
As one of the other reviews said, though, he does like to chew the ends; since I supervise him during play time, this hasn't been a problem, but I might take their advice and cover the edges with some duct tape. And even though he tries to "dig" his way out of the middle of the tube from inside, the plastic seems to be sturdy and is holding very well.
The tube also smelled very strongly of plastic when it first arrived, but it aired out well within about a day and no longer smells like anything.
Every ferret definitely needs one of these! =)
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful. See all 323 customer reviews...
My ferrets (2 out of 3) love it!
I got this tunnel here because at the pet stores it is WAY overpriced. At first, I was hesitant because it seemed like a basic tunnel that probably wouldn't last very long, but I'm glad my husband convinced me to buy it. My 2 older ferrets (both 9 months) really enjoy chasing each other through the tunnel while the baby watches from outside. They leap over it and have a good time with it. I would recommend letting them go in the tunnel by themselves the first few times because my husband made the baby go in the first time and she got scared, so now she avoids going in. It does expand to a nice length even though you have to hold it expanded or else it collapses again. Overall, a good buy for $15.