GUYS GUYS GUYS
*deep breath* okay, I can do this without freaking out (again).
This morning, I came downstairs, loaded the fuzzies into their carrier (the fuzzies being my four ferrets) and took them to their little playroom/my bedroom. While they were up there, I cleaned/disinfected their cage and decided that I would try something again. A few months ago, I tried litter training them and was met with a resounding “HA no.” from them. They used the litter pan as a bed, went next to it, and/or kicked out all the litter. I thought, they’re older, might as well try again. So I got their litter pan, put in the corner they always go in, and put some litter in it.
At first, they were like “the fuq is this shit?” all sniffing at it and pushing at it. I put it back in the corner and just left them to their own devices inside their enclosure. I came back down and someone had pooped next to it. Okay, nbd, I expected that. I gathered the poop up in a piece of toilet paper and put it in the corner of the litter box.
A couple hours later, I check on them again and thERE WAS POOP IN THE LITTER BOX! There was none outside it! Only inside it! And not just the bit that put in there earlier! OH. MY. GOD. You have no idea how excited I was to see that! They had been sleeping in litter/bedding since I got them since they refused to use a litter pan, but I put a blanket in there and they sleep on that! They unfolded it to so covered the entire floor of the cage, but I expected them to do that. I’m so proud of my little fuzz-butts! I’ll keep monitoring it to see if they keep using it, but yeah! My babies are using a litter pan!