Ferret

Ferrets as pets

The ferret is the domesticated form of the European polecat, a mammal belonging to the same genus as the weasel, Mustela of the family Mustelidae.They typically have brown, black, white, or mixed fur….

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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, but increasingly, they are kept only as pets.-JUSTPLAY18

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In the United States, ferrets were relatively rare pets until the 1980s.
A government study by the California State Bird and Mammal Conservation Program estimated that by 1996 about 800,000 domestic ferrets were being kept as pets in the United States.
Like many household pets, ferrets require a cage.
For ferrets, a wire cage at least 18 inches long and deep and 30 inches wide or longer is needed.
Ferrets cannot be housed in environments such as an aquarium because of the poor ventilation.
It is preferable that the cage have more than one level but this is not crucial. Usually 2 to 3 different shelves are used.

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