Ferrets (Mustela putorius furo) are
sleek, soft, furry mammals that remind us of small otters. Ferrets are NOT
rodents, and do not gnaw on things. They are listed as the number three
most popular medium-size pet, behind dogs and cats. In fact, their
mouths look very much like the mouth of a dog or cat.
They are extremely quiet pets that only occasionally
make a low honking sound, usually when threatened, hurt or in danger.
Ferrets are very affectionate and loved to be handled. And they are
potty trainable practically from their first weeks after birth.
Ferrets are incredibly interesting and smart. They
will entertain you always with their fun-loving antics and insatiable
curiosity. Additionally, they travel extremely well and easily go on
vacations with their adopted human families with ease and almost no
They like to hoard and hide thing lying about the
house. If you're missing a sock, don't blame the washing machine. It's
probably in one of the ferret's secret stashes, like under the sofa.
We enjoyed "our
girls" Patty and April for
seven wonderful years.