Other Furry – Ferret

If you’re looking for me, check the Most Wanted list! In Latin my name means “thief,” and I fit the description. If something’s missing, you should probably check my cage. A unique pet, I’m not for everyone but do have many fans. I sleep 18 hours a day, yet when awake I’m very playful and inquisitive. I enjoy exercise outside my cage, but batten down the hatches!

I’m affectionate and crave attention from family, but may bite if I’m excited or mishandled. Although sneaky, I’m very quiet and can even be trained to use a litter box and harness leash. A playmate will make me happy.

I can be 13 to 16 inches long and weigh less than a pound to 3 pounds or more. My coat can be brown, white, black, or mixed colors, and my scent is distinctly musky. Unlike other small pets, I do require regular checkups. My fast metabolism means I eat often, and meat-based dry food is sufficient. With proper care I’ll be bounding around the house for 6 to 8 years.