In this article you will learn where and how to ferret proof your bedroom. Want to learn about the most likely causes of danger to your ferret? Check out What is Ferret Proofing? If you’d like to learn how to ferret proof a different section of your home, click one of the links below: KitchenBathroomBedroomCommon Areas You need to decide what spaces you will allow your ferret to free roam and which spaces will remain off limits. Will your ferret be allowed to regularly explore your bedroom? If so, you need to ferret proof it. Ferret Proof Your Bed Cover Box Springs: Ferrets love to sleep inside box springs (just like cats). If your mattress box spring is exposed (as they often are) your ferret will rip a hole in the thin fabric of the underside and climb inside. To prevent your ferret from doing this, use a fitted sheet to cover the underside of your box spring. Relocate Dangerous Items Medication and Food: Do you keep your purse or backpack in your bedroom within reach of a curious ferret? If so, you may find some of your personal belongings damaged or missing. If you keep anything dangerous or toxic in your bag, make sure to store it up high. This includes medication, food, and rubber or plastic items. Warning: Tylenol is toxic to ferrets Is Your House Plant Toxic to Ferrets? Do you have a plant in your room that may be toxic to your ferret? Did you use any pesticides or chemical fertilizer? Verify your plant is safe before giving your ferret access to your bedroom. Prevent an Escape Block Door Gaps: How big is the gap between your bedroom door and the floor? If it’s bigger than 1 inch, your ferret can (and will) slip under it. To keep your ferret from escaping, we recommend this door gap stopper. Secure Heater Vents: Do you have heater vents on the floor of your bedroom (or low on the wall)? You need to make sure the vent is secure enough against a ferret. If they are able to put off a vent cover, they can get into the internals of your home and seriously injure themselves. Careful with Clothing Watch Where You Step: Ferrets love to sleep in clothes that smell like you. Dirty clothes smell the strongest so don’t be surprised if you find your ferret curled up in the pajama pants you threw on the floor. This can become dangerous when you keep clothes scattered all over your floor. Think of it like a ‘ferret mine field’. Any piece of clothing could contain a ferret and if you step on them, you can cause serious injury. You have two options for this. You can either change your habits and keep all clothing off the floor, or you can shuffle your feet when you walk instead of stepping. Check Your Laundry Basket for Ferrets: Speaking of clothes, do you have a laundry basket in your room? This is the holy grail of good smells for your ferret. They will likely enjoy sleeping in your dirty clothes hamper so it is of the utmost importance to thoroughly check for ferrets before you dump your laundry in the washer (yes, this has happened before). Did these tips help you better ferret proof your bedroom? Do you have any other suggestions for new ferret owners? Comment below!