Cute and inquisitive, domestic ferrets aren’t rodents, but belong to a family of animals that includes weasels and mink. Check out our tips on how to adopt, care for and give a ferret a lifelong home. Also, learn how to help stop their commercial breeding for sale in pet stores or research.
Marketed by the pet industry as an unique alternative to dogs or cats, ferrets can suffer when their owners haven't been prepared to meet their specific needs. Find out if a ferret is the right pet for you.
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