Where Did Ferrets Come From?

Going by the scientific and biological evidence, your favorite little pet, the ferret, belongs to the family of carnivorous mammals, Mustelidae. Some of the other common animals belonging to this family are weasels, mink, badgers, polecats, and martens. The common perception about ferrets is that they are from the lineage of the European polecat. An incorrect assumption about ferrets is that they possess extreme wild instincts. This, however, is not the case for the entire breed. It is generally the black footed ferret which has been found to be wild in nature. Others have been quite human friendly, and have been domesticated for a very long time. Continue Reading

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