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Ferrets are incredibly social small mammals. Their intelligence is remarkable and you can easily teach them tricks such as roll over and fetch, just like a dog. Their intelligence also leads to extreme curiosity, which can sometimes translate to mischief. For instance, did you know that ferrets are notorious for stealing lightweight or shiny objects and hiding them? On some occasions, ferret pet parents have been late to work because they couldn’t find their car keys! Remember to keep all important objects out of the reach of these clever, yet sneaky critters. Instead, be sure to provide them with plenty of interactive ferret toys to keep their attention. Another great thing about ferrets is that you can litter box or "potty" train them, keeping mess to a minimum. While many people associate ferrets with a dreadful odor, all Petco ferrets have had their scent glands removed, and additional odor can be kept at bay with helpful products such as "Good-bye Odor." Ferrets make fantastic pets and thrive on human interaction. As most ferret owners will tell you, you just can’t get enough!


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Native To: Europe

Adult Size: 15"

Care Level: Intermediate

Scientific Name: Mustela putorius furo

Most Active During: Ferrets sleep approximately 16 hours a day and cannot be classified as diurnal or nocturnal. They will easily adjust to your schedule.

Life Span: 5+ years

Eats: High protein, quality ferret food

  • Petco ferrets are neutered and as social animals, they enjoy each other’s company.
  • Their name comes from the Latin word "furonem" which means thief; no doubt due to their mischievous nature.

SKU: 153044

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