Ferret Restrainers


The Plas-Labs Feret restrainer is a modifed version of a similar device initailly described by Dr. Daniel McLain in the Volume #35, No. 7 issue of Lab Animalmagazine.

The Plas-Labs units are offered in four (4) sizes taking into consideration the animals age, weight, and sex. The units are constructed of optical quality clear acrylic (Perspex™), and a formed black plastic nose cone with an Acetal™ locking slide. The main restraining cylinder can be rotated 360° to provide complete access to the animal. All units are mounted on a white acrylic base plate with suction cup feet to guarantee reliable stabilty during testing procedures. Counter top space required is 11.5" x 21." 

The restrainers are offered as follows:

Catalog #571-FR, Size 64 mm I.D. x 18" long for animal weight range of 400-700 Grams.
Catalog #572-FR, Size 79 mm I.D. x 18" long for animal weight range of 650-1,100 Grams. 
Catalog #573-FR, Size 88 mm I.D. x 18" long for animal weight range of 1,000-1,750 Grams. 
Catalog #574-FR, Size 101 mm I.D. x 18" long for animal weight range of 1,500-2,000 Grams.

Insertion of the animal: Make sure the black nose cone is located near the front end of the restrainer.

  1. Place a small towel over (on top of) the clear plastic cylinder, loosen the two (2)black knobs, and remove the rear tail plate.
  2. Position the Ferret at the rear of the unit making sure the nose is pointing into the cylinder. The Ferret will enter the cylinder.
  3. Lift the animals tail and insert it through the long slot in the rear tail plate. Adjust the tail in the plate, and tighten the two (2)black knobs.
  4. Loosen the front nose cone locking knob and slide the cone up to the Ferret's nose. When adjusted correctly, tighten the nose cone locking knob.