ALL ABOUT FERRETS!
What is a Ferret?
A ferret is a small mammal that belongs to the
weasel family. A ferret has a long slim body
with short legs and a long tail.
Where do Ferrets live?
In the wild Ferrets normally live in rough
grassland, scrubland, and on fringes of forests
of western North America.
Species of Ferrets
The two species of Ferrets are the Domestic
Ferret and the Black-Footed Ferret.
What is a Ferret’s Diet ?
In the wild a Ferret would eat prairie dogs ,
although they sometimes feed on mice, ground
squirrels, snakes, and ground-nesting birds.
In captivity a Ferret would eat food from a
local pet store.
Roman’s used ferrets to hunt rabbits.
Domestic ferrets are kept as pets or used for
hunting rabbits and rats.
It is believed that the domestic ferret was
derived from the European polecat, Mustela
American Ferret Association
Guard Undercoat Eyes Nose
Albino White to Cream White to Cream Ruby Red Pink
Black True Black White or slight Black or near Black, near black, or
golden hue black speckled black
Black Sable Dark ash White to cream Dark brown or Ash blackish brown
blackish brown near black
Champagne Tan white or cream Light to dark Beige
Chocolate Milk chocolate White to golden brown pink
Cinnamon Rich light golden Light or dark Brick colored
reddish brown burgundy
Dark-eyed White to cream White to cream Burgundy Pink only
Sable Warm deep white Brown or near Light brown
Stars that have ferrets
Paris Hilton was seen carrying around a ferret
Hilton said: “My animals make me really
happy. I just love my pets. I have 11 dogs,
three ferrets, two rabbits, two monkeys, and
Ferrets are social creatures who are intelligent,
inquisitive and persevering. They are
delightful companions who require several
hours of supervised play time each day.
Ferrets in Movies
A ferret was shown in Harry Potter and the
Goblet of Fire when Professor Moody
transformed Draco Malfoy into one.
Are Ferrets Illegal?
In California ferrets are illegal.
For ferret photos go to www.ferretguy.com
Now you know