10 Interesting Facts about Ferrets

The domestic animals will be explained on Facts about FerretsMustela putorius furo (smelly little thief) is the latin name of ferret. They are the third most popular pet in the United States. Besides, they are a kind of the mink family and sociable animals. The length of Ferrets is around 20 inches or 51 cm and the weigh reaches 1.5–4 pounds or 0.7–2 kg. Here are ten interesting facts about Ferrets.

Facts about Ferrets 1: The names of Ferrets

As we know that Ferrets consist of male (hob), female (jill), baby (kits), and group (business). There are many kind of male and female Ferrets, includes a de-sexed male (gib), a de-sexed female (sprite), and a vasectomised male (hoblet).

Facts about Ferrets 2: Physical appearance

Ferrets have long thin body, long tail, short legs, cone-shaped nose, and long claws. They look like a weasel because of their body. Natural oils are produced by ferrets. Thats is why they have a strange scent.

Ferret

Ferret

Facts about Ferrets 3: Diet

Ferrets are carnivores. It means that they only eat meat. Turkey, fresh chicken, and small mammals (ossums, hedgehogs, prairie dogs, rodents, and rabbits) are foods that usually they eat. They need 80% meat and 20% fat for their healthy diet.

Facts about Ferrets 4: Noctural

Noctural animal

Noctural animal

Facts about Ferrets 5: Behaviour

Digging food, nipping owner, chattering or hissing noises are the behaviour of ferrets. They usually nip the toes of the owner to grab attention. Besides, they also friendly animals.

Ferrets love to play

Ferrets love to play

Ferret deep sleep

Ferret deep sleep

 

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