Ferret Facts & Care by Ferret Fan Club

Ferret Colors - The Ultimate Visual Guide

Ferret Colors - The Ultimate Visual Guide

According to the American Ferret Association, domesticated pet ferrets come in only eight official base fur colors: sable, albino, dark-eyed white (DEW), black, black sable, champagne, cinnamon, and chocolate.  According to Fairoak Ferrets, a renowned U.K. based ferret breeder, ferret colours can be arranged in four groups: sable (polecat), chocolate, sandy, and silver. In both American and European fur color classification, base fur colors can be complemented by various markings such as mitts, blazes, and bibs, as well as different shades in the colors such as lighter and darker tones of black, white, grey, and brown. On top of that, there are...

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Angora Ferrets

Angora Ferrets

Unlike dogs and cats, who have dozens of different breeds, there is only one breed of domesticated ferret. That fact may be surprising to you because you've probably seen ferrets with different color coats and with different markings on their fur. But these are all the same breed of ferret which is classified in zoological nomenclature as Mustela putorius furo. That translates roughly into Stinky Mouse Catcher Thief...how perfect is that?  If you've been very lucky, you may have seen a special type of ferret with long silky or bushy hair, like the one pictured here. Austin, a full angora ferret...

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Facts About Ferrets

Facts About Ferrets

The Latin name for the domestic ferret is Mustela putorius furo, which translates to "stinky mouse killer thief". In zoological classification, ferrets belong to the family Mustelidae, which also includes wolverines, otters, and weasels. It is thought that ferrets were domesticated approximately 2,500 years ago. Ferrets are obligate carnivores -- they eat only meat. A male ferret is a hob and a female ferret is a jill. A castrated male is called a gib and a spayed female is called a sprite.  Ferrets are pregnant for between 35 to 45 days. A baby ferret is called a kit and they are...

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Unique and Cute Names for Ferrets

Unique and Cute Names for Ferrets

Ferrets are mischievous, playful, and adorable pets. Every one is unique. Find a great name for your new ferret with this extensive list of over 200 names for ferrets. We have cute names, geeky names, or funny names for ferrets. Choosing your ferret's name is a fun but difficult process. Sometimes, adopting a rescue ferret means that they come with a name already. It might be hard to change a ferret's name and retrain them to respond to a new name.  If you need a name for your new ferret, watch your furry noodle for a few days to see...

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