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Ferret [Mustela putorius furo] Facts

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Ferret [Mustela putorius furo] Facts

Ferrets come in many colors, but the most common ferret color is a sable grey. They belong to the same family as the weasel and have long bodies with very short legs and long necks.

Where Are Ferret Found?

Most wild ferrets are found in New Zealand.

What Do Ferret Eat?

Wild ferrets eat animals such as mice and rats.  Pet ferrets usually do very well on kitten or cat food.

Where Do Ferret Live?

Ferrets like to live around Prairie Dogs and to take residence in their abandoned burrows.


Ferret Scientific Classification

Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Mustelidae
Genus Mustela
Species M. putorius
Ferret Scientific Name Mustela putorius furo

Fun Facts About Ferret

  • Ferrets act very much like playful kittens, no matter how old they get.

  • Ferrets tend to nip playfully, not with the intention of hurting anyone, but as a game.

  • It is necessary to be careful until the ferret learns that this kind of behavior is not acceptable.

  • Ferrets like to play tug of war with each other.