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Ferret (Ferret)



Ferret: A Carnivorous Mammal

Characteristics, data and information on ferrets in nature:

Ferret, also known as a ferret, is a carnivorous mammal.

- The ferret is a species widely used as a pet.

- The ferret has a slim and elongated body.

- Have great ability to get into holes.

- They are agile and fast.

- They have night and day activities.

- Ferrets feed on small vertebrate and invertebrate animals, eggs and fruits.

- Reproduction: The female's gestation lasts one month and is born from 2 to 4 puppies.

- It is an animal that has great attention span and concentration.

- Its habitat are regions that have undergrowth, with the presence of shrubs. They love to stay in the areas near the rivers.

- We find these animals, mainly, in regions of cerrados and prairies. They live in southeastern Brazil, central Peru, and southern Mexico.

- The adult Ferret weighs on average 3 to 5 kg.

- The length of an adult animal is around 40 to 50 cm on average.

- Ferret has a body covered by hair with a wide variety of colors. The most common colors are: brown, white and cream, light brown, dark brown, gray, white. The presence of two colors in the coat of these animals is common.

“Ferret is not a rodent, though he looks a little reminiscent, but rather a ferret family animal.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Philo: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Mustelidae

Genre: Mustela

Species: Mustela putorius

Subspecies: M. p. hole