Is a black footed ferret a carnivore?
Yes a Black Footed Ferret are carnivores eatting squirrels, mice, other rodents, and prairie dogs.
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…
No. Most often, the black footed ferret will occupy a prairie dog's burrow. Black footed ferrets rely completely on prairie dogs for survival. This includes food, and shelter. Very rarely, and I mean very rarely, a black footed ferret may modify a ground squirrel's den. Black footed ferrets rely on prairie dogs for about 95-98% of survival, and that includes dens.