Ferret owners are a particular group of people- we love our ferrets so much it can be incredibly difficult to part with them. If you are looking for a carrier that can ensure that you can bring your ferret down to the local park or over to the vet but can also double as a carrier adequate for much longer trips, these ferret rolling carrier may be exactly what you are looking for.
Pet Gear I-Go2 Roller Backpack, Travel Carrier, Car Seat for Ferrets
If you are looking for a ferret rolling carrier that can convert into other methods of use, this particular small animal carrier will work well for you. This carrier measures 14” x 8” x 15” and can hold up to 15 pounds.
There are a couple of things to consider prior to purchasing this particular small animal stroller. The first is that the built in cushion leaves a little to be desired, so unfortunately, it is necessary to add in more cushioning, which in turn takes up some of the limited space on the inside of the carrier. Additionally, if you ever need to take your ferret on an airplane (this is risky for your ferret’s health, so it should be avoided) this carrier is not airplane compliant.
Additionally, as many frustrated ferret owners are aware of, a determined ferret will quickly be able to chew and scratch their way out of an enclosure they do not wish to be in, and this carrier is no exception. If your ferret is prone to scratching and biting, make sure they have toys and treats in their carrier to keep them occupied until they inevitably fall asleep.
Finally, some have found that the durability of the wheels on this particular small animal carrier are not the best and the distributor does not include the wheels on their limited warranty.
Snoozer Roll Around 4-in-1 Pet Travel Carrier
Another ferret rolling carrier that is advertised for its versatility, this particular small animal carrier can be used in a variety of different ways. It measures 15” x 9” x 13” and can hold animal weight up to 15 pounds.
As discussed above, taking your ferret on an airplane may not be the best idea for your stress level or your ferret’s health, but sometimes this is unavoidable. This 4-in-1 ferret rolling carrier is a good option for you if you need to travel with many major airlines, though it is always necessary to contact your specific airline to confirm that this carrier will meet their specifications.
Additionally, this particular carrier is very roomy, and you will be able to transport your ferrets- whether you have one or many more- with ease.
Finally, no matter how you are traveling, this carrier will help to keep your ferrets safe. This carrier is durable, will not collapse into itself as you are using it, and won’t tip over easily, even if you have a particularly rambunctious group of ferrets.
Of course, no carrier is perfect, and this ferret rolling carrier is no exception. One of the biggest concerns about this particular product is the durability of bottom support of this carrier. Some have found that they give out quickly and their animals are left with minimal support. Others have found that the handle that controls this ferret rolling carrier does not hold up in the long run.
Also, ferrets are masters of getting out confined spaces that they don’t want to be in, and a particularly stubborn or determined ferret will quickly be able to target the weakness of the zippers on this small pet carrier. It is important to give your ferrets toys to play with while traveling, and maybe a couple of treats, in order to keep your furry friends occupied. It is also important to regularly check your carrier- whether this one or another soft sided carrier- to ensure there are no tears or weak spots in which your ferret could escape from.
Ibiyaya 4 in 1 Pet Carrier, Backpack, Car Seat + Carriers On Wheels For Ferrets
Another great ferret rolling carrier if you are looking for one that does it all. This particular convertible ferret carrier can hold up to 18 pounds and it’s internal dimensions are 13” x 12” x 20.
This particular convertible stroller is much roomier than many of the other small animal carrier that we have reviewed, which means that you may be able to use this for a small army of ferrets, or if you are taking your cat and your ferret to the vet at the same time and they get along well enough to share a carrier.
Additionally, no matter how well your ferret is litter box trained, chances are, every once in a while they will probably experience an accident. The lining and padding of this carrier quickly pops out and is easily washable.
Finally, the hard side of this stroller means that it will be sturdy enough to hold up on long trips, and your ferret will not be able to break through the hard sides as easily as they would a soft sided carrier.
Unfortunately, there are a couple drawbacks to this particular stroller. The first is that, while it works well for a rolling carrier for ferrets, using it as a backpack is not very practical, as it only has one strap. This leaves the backpack fairly unstable as you are trying to carry it.
Additionally, while the hardsided aspect of this small animal carrier is great, the zippers are still slightly less durable, so it is important to try to prevent your ferret from scratching and to carefully check the zippered part of the carrier prior to every use to ensure both you and your ferret are safe and happy throughout your travels.
Traveling with your ferret can be particularly stressful, but if you have the correct carrier for both and your ferret’s needs, traveling can be a little less daunting. These particular carriers are fantastic for a number of different reasons, but also make sure you check out our reviews of backpack carriers and soft sided carriers if you are looking for something different than what you see here.