First, get a bunch of pics of ferrets online and post em everywhere where the person youre trying to convince to get a ferret can see them. If that doesnt work, get a bunch of information and compare the amount of reasons not to and to get a ferret.
Good luck to you!
very very extra strong so strong they canknock a 50 tonne lorry over
There was a specific breed in Scotland called the Otterhound. Looked a bit like a hairy bloodhound and was used in the development of the Airedale Terrier.
Under the Threatened and Endangered Species, the Black-Footed Ferret Mustela nigripes as listed 35 Federal Register 8495 on June 2, 1970.
The black-footed ferret was first officially recognized by the United States government as threatened in 1967. In 1973 when the Endangered Species Act (ESA) was created in 1973, black footed ferrets where listed as endangered. It was not until 1978 that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service adopted a recovery plan for habitat protection in 1978, and the ferret had declined to near extinction. The recovery plan has since been modified with emphasis on captive breeding and reintroduction
Well, as far as i know i think the sharp claws help it dig
I couldn't find any UK celebs with ferrets but the following Americans have pet ferrets -Madonna, Paris Hilton and Holly Madison (playboy model)
Trees have bark which protects them from mechanical damage from insects
No. Weasels are neither native to Australia, nor have they been introduced to Australia.
Weasels have been introduced to New Zealand, but New Zealand is not part of Australia. It is a totally separate country.
Yes. Being one of the fiercest hunters in the desert it will often consume many animals including snakes. It can eat a snake in under 15 minutes. If bitter it will lay paralyzed for a few hours before waking up and continuing along its way. Honey badger don't care.
Badgers belong to the family Mustelidae and the groundhog, also known as the woodchuck or whistlepig, is a rodent of the family Sciuridae
'Weasel' can refer to the weasel family, the true weasel genus (including ermine), and also the species known as the Least Weasel.
Martens are members of Mustelidae, the weasel family, but occupy their own genus, Martes.
yes. There thick skin help avoid the snakes fangs to penetrate. Also they have a neurotransmitter mutation which prevents them from being completely paralyzed, they just take a nap for a couple hours.
scientificts begann a theory and killed bagers in certain areas such as badgers
They do not eat plants- they are carnivores. Their main diet is rabbits and rodents, but they can eat other mammals, even some bigger than themselves. Their diet can also include: Birds, eggs, frogs, fish, small hares and insects. When they need to, they can eat berries.
Please understand that they can only eat the above IF it is availible.
The black footed ferret is a carnivorous mammal called Mustela nigripes, a cousin of the domestic ferret is Mustela putorius furo, which rather amusingly translates into English as weasel-like stinky thief.
They wouldn't have a relationship
Sometimes ferrets associate certain actions with nipping, pay attention to what your doing and change your actions. Also something in hand lotions may cause them to bite.
There is a product that called "bitter apple" spray which is a taste deterrent that can be used if necessary.
Why do ferrets bite?
Ferrets must be handled frequently and socialized properly from day one, just like any other pet. You handled them and train a ferret properly, it will not bite. Ferrets that have not been raised properly and/or abused, will bite and are known as a "fear biter". They bite for protection and out of fear.
Ferrets bite. Yes, ferrets do bite, but it isn't to be mean. They are less prone to biting children than are dogs and cats. You will simply need to teach your ferret that biting is not an acceptable behavior. Ferrets that have been handled when they are young are usually docile and gentle when handled. They rarely bite.
Baby ferrets, in particular, are quite nippy and squirmy during play and don't know their own jaw strength. This is perfectly normal with young ferrets--just as it is with puppies and kittens. Ferrets must be taught to be gentle beginning from the very first day.
Occasionally you will come across a ferret that is a severe biter. These ferrets are different from nippers in that the ferret might latch on to protect itself and often draws blood. Severe biters were not properly cared for from their previous home. The number one reason a ferret bites is their lack of trust or did not receive human contact early in life. A ferret that's not handled is going to be nervous. Biting is defensive.
Depending on your Ferret: how tame they are, what actions you are doing to it, and so on. Most Ferrets never truly bite (draw blood) most often it is a nip, almost to test the consistency or flavor of an object. When they do bite it is very painful, the main teeth (incisors) can go right through finger or thumb flesh in a heartbeat BUT this usually is due to mishandling: the Ferret is starving (and uses the bite to get your attention) is receiving pain or is terrified of something. If you get a well bred Ferret and treat it well don't expect a lot of bites.
Ferrets as baby kits will nip and bite when playing, it is important to handle them frequently and properly train them to ensure socialization. Older ferrets that have not been properly socialized or abused may be "fear biters', but with patience and time can be trained not to bite.
Ferret bites can hurt, especially when they are kits (baby ferret) or a fear biter (abused ferret). They have sharp teeth, and a very strong bite.
It is important to socialize your ferret from the start, that means to spend as much time when you ferret is young. Otherwise if it's not used to being around humans or is forced to spend a lot of time in the cage, he will become aggressive and will be a "fear Biter". Any animal will bite as a defense to protect themselves.
Baby ferrets normal behavoir for playing is biting. They play bite quite hard with other ferrets, which does not hurt each other because they have tough skin.
Advice from other contributors:
Most pet stores sell Frontline and Advantage. While these are not approved for use in ferrets, it is safe to use the smallest kitten dose on ferrets. About one drop per pound of ferret will suffice.
Revolution is the only ferret approved flea medicine (it also kill heartworm). It is available at most vet offices.
Ferrets are naturally curious and one of their natural behavoirs they will try to climb if they can. To prevent climbing you'll have to obstruct the object they're climbing on, move it or move the ferret away from the area. You can not train a ferret not to climb on something. They're like little 2 year old kids, try to stop them from doing something just doesn't work.
badgers eat snails, worms, beetles and even rats.
Badgers are a member of the Mustelidae family and can move at speeds of 25 â?? 30 km/h. Badgers live in burrows and they live in the grasslands in Africa, North America and Eurasia.