A Ferret Story An Inside Look to a Ferret’s Life
The Origin of a Ferret <ul><li>The ferret is part of the Weasel Family, which also includes Skunks and Otters.  </li></ul>...
Ferret History <ul><li>Ferrets have been domesticated since 4 BC. </li></ul><ul><li>It is unknown who domesticated the fer...
Ferret Superstitions <ul><li>Drinking the remaining milk from a dish a ferret has lapped from and you will be cured of the...
Ferrets As Pets <ul><li>They are companion animals like cats and dogs. </li></ul><ul><li>They aren’t recommended in homes ...
More About Pet Ferrets <ul><li>Ferrets are ideal pets for people who live in apartments or suffer from allergies. </li></u...
Caring For Your Ferret <ul><li>Ferrets live for about 8-10 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Females weight around 2lbs and are 12 ...
Choosing Your Pet Ferret <ul><li>You HAVE to spay or neuter your ferret unless planning to breed. </li></ul><ul><li>The be...
What Your Ferret Will Need Food for your ferret  a food dish (one hard to tip)  A water dish (one hard to tip) or water bo...
Enjoy Your Ferret!
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  1. 1. A Ferret Story An Inside Look to a Ferret’s Life
  2. 2. The Origin of a Ferret <ul><li>The ferret is part of the Weasel Family, which also includes Skunks and Otters. </li></ul><ul><li>The domestic ferret is believed to be a descendant of the Polecat. </li></ul><ul><li>The black footed ferrets are wild ferrets unlike domestic ferrets. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ferret History <ul><li>Ferrets have been domesticated since 4 BC. </li></ul><ul><li>It is unknown who domesticated the ferret. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets are found in the writing of Plinius . </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets(Viverra) were used in Ancient Rome to drive out the rabbits. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets are the 3rd most popular domestic carnivore in the United States. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ferret Superstitions <ul><li>Drinking the remaining milk from a dish a ferret has lapped from and you will be cured of the whooping cough. (British and Irish tradition) </li></ul><ul><li>If you are bitten on the neck by a ferret, you will become one of the undead. (Central and Eastern European tradition) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ferrets As Pets <ul><li>They are companion animals like cats and dogs. </li></ul><ul><li>They aren’t recommended in homes with small children. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets are curious and Playful creatures. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets do not chew on furniture or mark territory. </li></ul>
  6. 6. More About Pet Ferrets <ul><li>Ferrets are ideal pets for people who live in apartments or suffer from allergies. </li></ul><ul><li>They have a high metabolism and lots of energy. Because of that they are prone to accidents and illnesses. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets enjoy exploring everything. </li></ul><ul><li>They are good in pairs and with other pets, like dogs and cats. </li></ul><ul><li>They sleep a lot during the day. </li></ul><ul><li>They cannot survive on their own in the wild. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Caring For Your Ferret <ul><li>Ferrets live for about 8-10 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Females weight around 2lbs and are 12 inches long while males are normally twice as big. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets can be litter trained. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets tend to play rough especially at a young age, but when they realize they are hurting you they will modify their play. </li></ul><ul><li>Ferrets love to tunnel so make sure they have sheets and towels to cuddle in. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Choosing Your Pet Ferret <ul><li>You HAVE to spay or neuter your ferret unless planning to breed. </li></ul><ul><li>The best place to get one is at a ferret shelter. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for bright eyes, healthy skin and alertness when choosing your ferret . </li></ul>
  9. 9. What Your Ferret Will Need Food for your ferret a food dish (one hard to tip) A water dish (one hard to tip) or water bottle Litter boxes Litter Bedding (not wood shavings) A cage Ferret shampoo A collar and a little bell Pet claw clippers Toys a box or basket a harness and leash
  10. 10. Enjoy Your Ferret!

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