There is evidence that ferrets have been domesticated for over 2,500 years. Their ancestor is the polecat.
The fur of ferrets has been bred to produce a variety of colours from silver to chocolate.
They can be easily house trained to use a litter box and can be great pets although they may bite. As carnivores they require a meat-like diet regularly throughout the day due to a high metabolic rate.
Ferrets can sleep for around 18-20 hours a day and the few hours left are spent happily frolicking around with other ferret friends. They are often known to go into a ‘dead or deep’ sleep where only very shallow breathing is
difficult to spot. Even upon picking them up sometimes they take a while to come around!
We have a variety of ages and colours of our resident ferrets all of whom are ex-pets, either re-homed with us or have been handed in as lost pets discovered wandering in peoples garden/houses.
If you would like to keep a ferret check this website first: