Ferret Paper Shredder Danger
Warning! Paper Shredder Danger
By Mary Van Dahm in The Fair Report, Nov./Dec. 2000 issue
We received a report about a dog that had lost most of his tongue in a paper shredder. Fortunately for the dog, he was a large breed and he survived the incident, although he is mutilated for life.
With home office paper shredders becoming more common, it is easy to foresee that ferrets could also be hurt or killed by these machines – especially since ferrets are prone to tipping over waste baskets to begin with and many people tend to leave their shredders on “stand by” rather than turning them completely off. We recommend that you set your shredder up on a table or desk where your ferrets can not reach it and make sure that it is turned off or unplugged every time you finish using it.