Asked in Animal Life
Do black footed ferrets get along with ground squirels?
Do black footed ferrets get along with guinea pigs?
What is the difference between a black-footed ferret and a domestic ferret?
The difference between a black-footed ferret and a pet ferret is that Black-footed ferrets are the only ferret species native to North America and are a different species than ferrets kept as pets, which are from the European Polecat Ferret. The two ferrets are related along with the Siberian polecat ferret which lives in northern China and Mongolia. Black-footed ferrets physically differ from pet ferrets mostly in their fur. Black-footed ferrets always black feet, face mask and tail tip with a creamy/buff colored body. The fur on a black-footed ferret is shorter than that of pet ferrets, thus they look less fuzzy.
Asked in Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species, Ferrets Weasels and Badgers, Care of Ferrets
How do black footed ferrets act around other animals?
When and why did black footed ferrets become extincted?
Small populations of Black footed ferrets have been found since they were initially declared extinct. Initial thoughts for dramatic population losses were the eradication of prairie dogs and incidental killing of black footed ferrets along with them and exposure to canine distemper. Access to the newly discovered black footed ferret colonies is heavily restricted to prevent exposure to outside disease sources.
Can two female ferrets get along?
They can get along, but they don't get along as well as two male ferrets. Female ferrets, after they get spayed, are much more territorial than before they get spayed. If you are thinking of getting two ferrets, I suggest getting one male and one female. Of course, you should get them spayed and neutered, first.
Asked in Care of Ferrets
How do you know if ferrets are getting along?
What was the name of the ferret in the movie 'Along came Polly'?
What does a ferret look like?
Ferrets are small, weasel-like animals. In the wild, the are brown with a white undercoat with a cute black-masked face and other markings along those colors. Domesticated ferrets typically come in three varieties: . Those that look just like their wild cousins, as above described. . Those that look more like ermines: White, often long-furred, with a black or grey tinged neck and tipped tail. . Ferrets that look like a mix in between the two, generally more like the later description: White, with a brown tinge around their neck and other features of the black-footed ferrets. All ferrets have black beady eyes (unless injured or likewise), and usually possess cute, slightly wet pink noses.