Articles in Category: Ferrets
Ferrets have lived with humans for hundreds of years—over 2,500 years, in fact. These feisty critters were originally used to hunt rabbits and other small prey, but in recent years almost all domesticated ferrets are living in homes as pets. They are related to weasels and polecats. Their Latin name, Mustela putorius furo, means “smelly little thief.” A pretty hilarious name for such a charming animal!