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Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

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Get to know the Ferret (Mustela putorius furo)

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    • 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.
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    • Description

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      Ferrets are affectionate, intelligent small animals that love to play and explore. They are known for their happy, inquisitive nature and humorous behavior.

      • - Petco ferrets are neutered and as social animals, they enjoy each others' company
      • - Intelligent, playful and mischievous; love to collect and hide household items; love to dig, so be conscious of house plants. Never allow out of habitat unsupervised
      • - Some ferrets may communicate by making entertaining noises or by using body language
      • - Can be litter box-trained
      • - On average, ferrets sleep approximately 18 hours per day
      • - Ferrets are very intelligent and can easily be taught to roll over and fetch, just like dogs!
      • - Different types of small animals should not be housed together

      Specifications

      • SKU

        153044

      • Primary Brand

        Petco

      • Days to Ship

        Item is not shippable

    • Live Animal

      • Pet Activity Time

        Crepuscular

      • Pet Max Length

        15 IN

      • Special Diet

        Carnivore

      • Scientific Name

        Mustela putorius furo

      • Temperament

        Social

    • A well-balanced ferret diet consists of high-quality ferret food; ferrets are obligate carnivores. All food given to ferrets 16 weeks or younger should be moistened for easy consumption. A limited amount of ferret treats; remember, treats should not exceed 10% of total food. Fresh food and water should always be available.

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