DO you love Ferrets? well, who doesn’t those furry animal are so cute! and that’s why here we have listed 30 Interesting and Fun Facts about Ferrets that you will love.

 

  1. A group of ferrets is called a “Business”.
  2. Baby ferrets are called “kits”.
  3. A vasectomised male ferret is called a “Hoblet”, a male ferret is a “hob” and a de-sexed male ferret is called a “Gib”.
  4. A de-sexed female ferret is called a “Sprite” and a female ferret is called a “Jill”.
  5. A jill can have one to fifteen kits in one litter.
  6. baby-ferrets

  7. A female ferret can die if she doesn’t mate. Once a jill goes into heat, the only thing that will normally cause the heat to subside is mating. If she doesn’t mate after going into heat the overdose of hormones and body changes can kill her.
  8. A ferret develops their full personality in 8 to 10 weeks.
  9. A ferret’s sleep is known as “ferret dead sleep” because ferrets sleep so deeply, they can sleep up to 14 – 18 hours a day.
  10. Ferrets can live up to 15 years, though most live 6 to 10 years.
  11. Ferrets are not rodents.
  12. Rodent animals

  13. Ferrets are crepuscular, which means that they are most active at dusk and dawn.
  14. The Latin name for ferret, Mustela putorius furo means “smelly little thief”.
  15. Ferrets do not occur naturally in the wild and were originally domesticated for hunting.
  16. Behind cats and dogs, a ferret has become the third most popular pet in the United States.
  17. A Ferret can be trained and is willing to learn how to use a litter box
  18. ferret-using-litter

  19. It is illegal to own a ferret in California, Hawaii, New York City, and Washington D.C. as well as in some communities in other states.
  20. Scientists used the frozen sperm from a Black-Footed Ferret who had been dead for 20 years to successfully produce offspring. The Black-Footed Ferret is a critically endangered species.
  21. There are about 5 to 7 million pet ferrets in the U.S.
  22. When ferrets are excited, they perform what is called a “weasel war dance,” which is a series of leaps, sideways hops, and bumping into nearby objects.
  23. Queen Elizabeth owned an albino ferret, which appears in one of her portraits.
  24. Queen Elizabeth  albino ferret

  25. Ferrets come in a variety of colors, including sable, chocolate, cream, cinnamon, silver, and albino. All ferrets are white at birth and begin to turn their adult color at 3 months old.
  26. Some ferrets have been known to attack and kill babies. In June 2000, a pair of pet ferrets attacked a 10-year-old girl in Wisconsin. Luckily, the family dog leaped to her rescue, and she required only stitches.
  27. In 2011, a 4-month-old boy who had been left in a rocker was attacked by a pet ferret. It chewed all the boy’s fingers off except for his thumbs and a little bit of a pinkie finger. The boy’s father pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree child endangerment.
  28. In England, hunting rabbits with ferrets is a sport. Ferrets can burrow and track a rabbit underground.
  29. The world record for keeping a pair of ferrets in your pants is 5 hours and 30 minutes.
  30. ferret in pants

  31. In 1999, the TV, lighting & sound cables for Greenwich Park’s ‘Millennium Pop Concert’ were laid by trained ferrets because it was impossible to use rods to push the cables through the tiny underground tunnels.
  32. Boeing used to use ferrets to carry wires to inaccessible places on aircraft.
  33. In 2012, several Argentinian scam artists began selling groomed ferrets injected with steroids off as toy poodles and Chihuahuas and people believed them.
  34. Bathing a ferret often results in a smellier pet. A ferret’s oil glands will over produce in an attempt to replace the oils that have been washed down the drain. Ferrets usually need to be bathed only a few times a year.
  35. Ferrets can catch the flu from humans and vice versa.
  36. girl-with-ferret


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