The domestic animals will be explained on Facts about Ferrets. Mustela 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.
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
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.
Facts about Ferrets 6: Strange noises
Facts about Ferrets 7: Health
Facts about Ferrets 8: They love to play
Facts about Ferrets 9: The life span of ferrets
Facts about Ferrets 10: Ferret dead sleep
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