Kingdom : Animalia
                          Class : Mammalia
                       Family : Mustelidae
        Scientific Name : Mutela Putorius Furo

                       Size(L) : 40cm - 50cm 
                                        (18in - 21in)
                       Weight : 0.7kg - 2kg 
                                        (1.5lbs - 4lbs)
                  Top Speed : 25km/h (15mph)
                   Life Span : 7 - 10 years

                       Colour : Brown, Black,
                                        Tan, Grey
                  Skin Type : Fur
 Distinctive Features : Long thin body and
                                      large eyes
  1. Ferrets are domestic animals, native to Europe.
  2. They are believed to be a subspecies of polecat, as they have a long shaped body, similar to that of polecats and weasels.
  3. They were domesticated around 2,500 years ago, just like donkeys and goats.
  4. The ferrets are used by farmers to hunt rabbits.
  5. Though, ferrets are much smaller than rabbits, they get into the rabbit’s burrow and scares them out.
  6. They are quite popular as household pets, worldwide, because of their quiet temperament and small size.
  7. Ferrets are known to be quite destructive, if let out in the wild, especially in countries to which they are not native.
  8. Therefore, there are laws regarding ferret restrictions in some countries as they are seen as destructive pests.
  9. They spend around 18 hours a day sleeping, and are most active during dawn and dusk.
  10. Ferrets kept as pets are known to play their own version of hide and seek, by stashing away small household items.
  11. Ferrets are carnivores and feed on mice, small rabbits and small birds in the wild.
  12. As household pets, their diet needs to be essentially meat based.
  13. They are solitary animals which inhabit forests and grasslands in the wild.
  14. Their natural predators in the wild are owls, foxes and badgers.
  15. Ferrets are a threatened from extinction as a species.

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