Familiarising with your pet and identifying with his needs and wants is the main job at hand for you, as soon as you bring it home. Despite the fact that you expect it to be very much a part of your extended family, it will have its individual needs and wants which you may have to cater to. It is similar to playing mother to an unknown kid and nurturing him in every way till he grows up. The ferret is one such pet which requires a lot of your time and attention to for a healthy upbringing. Getting to know a couple of’ facts, about their origin and characteristics, can really prove useful to understand them better.
Each ferret has a different unique colour and their average life span ranges from 8-10 years. They generally give birth to 6-10 babies at a time. A fully grown ferret is about 4 weeks old. Ferrets are predominantly short sighted and their hearing is also not impeccable. But they have ultra sensitive whiskers and have a very strong sense of smell. They are agile climbers and diggers, but jumping is not their forte.
Ferrets belong to the family of weasel type of creatures of which the weasel and the polecat is also a part of. They are basically predators, rather than rodents like they are made out to be. Domesticating ferrets is a very old practice, initially started off by the Romans. They’ve been pets for a rather long age and a domestic ferret can not adapt to conditions in the wild. He’ll certainly perish, if released abruptly. Therefore, if a ferret becomes unwarranted, it must compulsorily be sent to ferret homes for shelter.
One very important component of ferrets’ facts is their behavior. They are engaging, playful, inquisitive, active and fastidious animals that make great pets.