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Sunday, 25 January 2015

Ferret

Their name comes from the Latin furittus meaning ‘little thief’- a likely reference to their habit of hiding small items.

Ferret-like animals on leashes are pictured on the walls of Egyptian tombs

In Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine, painted around 1489, the subject is said to have a ferret on her arm.

Ferrets were used to lay the TV cable for use during the broadcast of the festivities of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's wedding in the Royal parks.

When ferrets get excited, they frantically duck, twist and tumble in a ‘weasel war dance.’


Ferrets are born with white fur and can fit in a teaspoon.

A female ferret will die if it goes into heat and cannot find a mate.

A female can have 160 babies, with two litters of about nine babies each year.

Males are called hobs, females are jills.

They sleep up to 20 hours a day.

Ferrets can sleep so soundly that they cannot be woken up even when picked up and jostled.


You can teach your ferret to blow his nose into a cloth handkerchief. That actually comes quite naturally.

Ferrets usually live to be 6 or 7 years old.

Source Daily Mail 

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