This image and others like it have been posted and shared widely on social media lately.
If feels like a rumor/tall tale spread by overly paranoid pet owners. Is there any truth to this?
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Normally, left over boxes are a fantastic enrichment tool for small animals. However, right now they can be deadly. To prevent the spread of covid-19 companies are spraying disinfectant chemicals on boxes. These chemicals are dangerous to ferrets (and other small animals) and have caused many deaths. Please keep your babies safe and dispose of left over boxes appropriately!