Cool Ferret Facts

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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


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