Ferrets Information

The ferret is a domestic mammal of the type Mustela putorius furo. Ferrets are sexually dimorphic predators with males being substantially larger than females. They typically have brown, black, white, or mixed fur, have an average length of 20 inches including a 5 inch tail, weigh about 1.5–4 pounds , and have a natural lifespan of 7 to 10 years.

Several other small, elongated carnivorous mammals belonging to the family Mustelidae also have the word ferret in their common names, including an endangered species, the Black-footed Ferret. The ferret is a very close relative of the polecat, but it is as yet unclear whether it is a domesticated form of the European Polecat, the Steppe Polecat, or some hybrid of the two.

The history of the ferret's domestication is uncertain, like that of most other domestic animals, but it is likely that ferrets have been domesticated for at least 2,500 years. They are still used for hunting rabbits in some parts of the world today, but increasingly they are being kept simply as pets.

Wikipedia, Ferrets, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferrets (as of Apr 1, 2010)

Ferrets Books

Log in or join now now to suggest Ferrets books.

Ferrets Videos

Log in or join now now to suggest Ferrets videos.

Ferrets Links

Ferrets is in LifeKnot's Pets category. See more Pets activites.
Log in or join now now to suggest Ferrets links.

Ferrets Tweeps

Log in or join now now to suggest tweeps the tweet about Ferrets.

Ferrets Gear

Log in or join now now to suggest Ferrets gear.

Ferrets Gurus

gu · ru [goo-roo] : one who is regarded as having great knowledge, wisdom and experience in a certain area, and who uses it to guide others. Log in or join now now to designate yourself or someone you know a Ferrets guru.

LifeKnot members interested in Ferrets

View even more people interested in Ferrets

LifeKnot lists over 1,520 activities. Join now to perform advanced searches of all activities.

LifeKnot ∞ Meet people that share your interests.
Copyright © 2018 LifeKnot, LLC. All rights reserved.
find us on facebook ©
follow us on twitter
Process time: 0.0546 seconds.