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Scientific Name

The scientific name for a ferret is the Mustela putorius furo.


They usually have brown, black, white, or mixed fur. They have an average length of 51 cm including a 13 cm tail, weigh about 1.5–4 pounds, and normally have a lifespan of 7 to 10 years.

Roles they play or service

Ferrets can be protective over their owners and protective over themselves.
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Grooming your ferret is important for their health. All ferrets need a series of distemper vaccinations when they are young. Your ferret received a canine distemper vaccination and will require more vaccinations at 11 and 14 weeks of age and then annually. Ferrets should also receive a rabies vaccination after 12 weeks of age.

Needs Continued

Ferrets need meat in their diet.


A ferret's nature makes it a natural companion to many larger house pets. Introductions with other house pets should be made with caution, however, and you should have proper supervision over the ferret. Although dogs shouldn't be introduced to ferrets.

Habitat needed and space

Ferrets can live in any habitat considering they are a smaller animal. Ferrets can have a bigger space, but they are usually good in small places.
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