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.
Species: Mustela putorius
Subspecies: M. p. hole