FERRET (mustela putorius furo)

Estado: Stock available

REF: 1

(mustela putorius furo)


UICN: not been at risk since 1996 current situation is good  

CITES: not included.

         KINGDOM: Animalia.
         PHYLUM: Chordata.
         CLASS: Mammalia.                                            
         ORDER: Carnívora.
         FAMILY: Mustelidae.  
         GENUS: Mustela.
         DISTRIBUTION: Europa, north of África
         and Asia
         HABITAT: cforests,fields and river beds
         LENTH: 30 – 50 cm.
         TAIL: 10 – 19 cm
         WEIGHT: 650 – 1.000 gr.
         GESTATION: 6 WEEKS.    
         OFFSPRINGS: 3 – 12.
         LIFE: 7-8


      The ferret comes from the polecat that was domesticated 1500 years ago.

    They spend between 14 and 18 hours sleepingthey are more active in the morning,afternoon, and night they are very playfull and all  sleep together.

      The maiting period is from febuary to april the males fight and become agressive.