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How to Care for Ferrets

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Care Guide for Ferrets Table of Contents Introduction to Ferrets Carpet sharks, fur slinkies, tube cats, etc.  What poor animal is known by all of these unflattering names?  That honorable European polecat descendent, the ferret. The Western and Eastern polecat species are the most likely ancestors of the modern ferret, Mustela putorious furo. This interesting Latin name hints at the ambivalence with which humans regard this not entirely domesticated species.  “Smelly mouse killing thief” is a loose translation.  This animal is probably descended from individuals that traveled westward with Roman and Norman invasions. There isn’t much evidence available from the...

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