When travelling with a ferret (and other pets), it is good to bring along familiar toys and bedding so that they are comforted by something that they know. Hotel rooms are full of mysterious smells and places to explore so to keep A E out of mischief, we usually try to introduce a new toy to keep him occupied. This time, we brought along a box filled with biodegradable packing peanuts. I had seen the idea at the Doctors Foster & Smith website and happened to have a bag of the peanuts on hand.
He loved it! Back at home, the rice bin is still his top choice, but the peanut box will go on car trips because it is light, easy to transport, and not messy.