Information about ferrets for kids

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information about ferrets for kids

101 Facts about Ferrets by Claire Horton-Bussey

Kids love pets, but how can they learn which one to choose and how to care for it properly? The books in the 101 Facts about Pets series provide basic information about the animals, but also present intriguing facts about their history, sensory development, temperaments, and care. What age should your pet be when you buy it? What should you feed it? How do you keep it looking nice and feeling healthy? Delightful photos complement short, informative text blocks. Readers will enjoy this fast-paced, bulleted style of learning about breeds, baby animals, training, equipment, and care.Through colorful photos and short, fast-paced text blocks, learn about the history and care of these fascinating creatures, which have been living with people since Roman times. Learn important tips for caring for these smart and inquisitive pets, from choosing the right cage to training them to walk on a leash.
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Black Footed Ferret facts and information for kids.

Ferrets Mustela putorius furo are domestic animals. They are the domestic form of the European polecat.
Claire Horton-Bussey

Ferret facts for kids

Toggle navigation. Ferret Facts Ferret is domesticated variety of European polecat. This small mammal belongs to the weasel family. Genetic evidences suggest that ferret has been domesticated years ago with the goal to facilitate hunting of rabbits. Even though this practice is obsolete in most parts of the world, ferrets are still very popular and often used for vermin control and in the biomedical researches all over the world. Aside from that, ferrets are frequently kept as pets especially for the past 50 years. They are third most popular type of pets after cats and dogs in the USA.

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All rights reserved. The tan ferrets also have black markings on their feet, legs, and tail tip. This animal's long slender body, like that of a weasel, enables it to crawl in and out of the holes and dwellings of its primary prey—the prairie dog. Though black-footed ferrets sometimes eat squirrels, mice, and other rodents, prairie dogs are essential to their survival, making up the majority of the ferret diet. These voracious predators hunt them in their own burrows, and take shelter in abandoned prairie dog dwellings. Many prairie dog towns became ghost towns as populations underwent a 20th century decline. Farmers and ranchers with government assistance eliminated many prairie dogs because their underground complexes are destructive to fields.

A ferret is a small, furry creature with a cone-shaped nose, long tail and a long, pear-shaped body with short legs and long claws. Ferrets are related to wolverines, ermines, minks and weasels in the Mustela genus. They are popular, though often controversial, pets. The vast majority of ferrets are the domesticated variety. Experts think they were bred more than 2, years ago from either European polecats Mustela putorius or steppe polecats Mustela eversmanii. These polecats should not be confused with skunks, which are sometimes colloquially called polecats.


  1. Oceane C. says:

    Here are some ferret facts you should know:

  2. Vero R. says:

    Why do people have ferrets as pets?

  3. Aristoteles V. says:

    Ferret - Wikipedia

  4. Cinderella L. says:

    Ferrets Mustela putorius furo are domestic animals.

  5. Peter R. says:

    The ferret Mustela putorius furo is the domesticated form of the European polecat , a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel , Mustela , in the family Mustelidae.

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