What Are Ferrets?

Ferrets are domestic animals and cousins of weasels, skunks and otters. They are not rodents! They are friendly and make excellent pets. If you’ve never met one before, the easiest way to think of them is somewhere between cats and dogs in personality, but rather smaller. Ferrets do not have a great sense of sight, but they have excellent senses of hearing and smell. Like any animal, each ferret is unique in terms of its personality and temperament. Some are cuddly, while others more independent. It all depends on where they came from and how they were raised. Read more about the pros and cons of ferret ownership.