We built a dig-box for the girls, and they both love it! Opal keeps doing this backwards circle thing, and I can’t help but laugh. They way her butt wiggles is so funny! My adorable little floof. <3
— Sapphire (@kwsapphire) June 18, 2018
How to build a dig box:
- Find large plastic container.
- Find a cardboard box that, when folded, is roughly the same dimensions as your plastic container.
- Unfold the box’s flaps straight up & down (in-line with body of box). This will give you a really tall box that’s open at the top and bottom.
- Jam one open end of the box into the plastic container. You may have to overlap flaps to get it to fit, especially if the plastic container is wider at the top than at the bottom. Fold and squish the flaps so they conform to the inside of the plastic container.
- Tape the top flaps to each other and the bottom flaps to each other. Make sure to get inside and outside. You can pull the box out of the container if you’ve properly squished your flaps, you should be able to tell where to tape them.
- Insert box back into plastic container. Should be a snug fit.
- Cut an entry/exit flap in box above rim of plastic container. Make two vertical incisions, each about 4 inches tall, and 4 inches apart from each other. Cut horizontally across the bottom of this flap. The horizontal cut should be right above the rim of the plastic container.
- Push the flap of cardboard in both directions through the hole several times, folding it all the way up and creasing it both ways. Trim a little off each edge of the flap, so it moves really easily through the opening. Don’t cut too much though, you still want it to help keep rice in the box.
- Add dry rice to container until filled to about 2 inches below where the lip of the plastic container. You have to eyeball it, since the cardboard box will block the view between the rice and the edge of the plastic. Be careful to keep the rice WELL BELOW the top level of the plastic, so if the cardboard gets pulled out, the rice won’t scatter everywhere.
- Include additional small box outside & in front so ferret can use as step-stool to get through flap, if necessary.