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Here are some cool and interesting facts about amazing ferrets that you may not know about:
- Ferrets are the third most popular pet, according to the American Ferret Association.
- Ferrets belong to the Weasel family that also includes polecats.
- People used ferrets for many years to keep rodents out of grain stores.
- The term “ferret out” comes from their ability to crawl into tunnels to chase out rodents for hunters and trappers.
- A ferret’s heart beats 200 – 250 times per minute.
- A group of ferrets is a business.
- Ferrets have a cone-shaped head, long tail, and a pear-shaped body.
- Ferret’s fur is usually brown, black, white, or mixed.
- Ferrets usually live about eight years.
- Very few ferrets were pets before 1980