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Ferrets sleep up to 18 hours a day. They were historically used for hunting and today are popular pets.
Ferrets are carnivores.
Ferrets are regulated and restricted in many areas.
- Ferrets perform an unforgettable dance when excited and hiss when they are upset.
- They like sleeping in an enclosed area.
- Ferrets have been portrayed in art for centuries, including being featured in a portrait of Queen Elizabeth I and a 15th century French tapestry.
Mustela putorius furo
Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Carnivora, Mustelidae
Place of Birth
Unknown, but mentioned in Greek documents dating to 450 BC
Varied—fur can be black, brown, white or mixed