Ferret Facts - a crash course on ferrets!
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is between 5-9 years however some live for 10 years and longer!
They grow up quickly! They tend to reach sexual maturity from 4-8 months of age.
are smaller than the males and they weigh between 0.75 - 1.5 kg’s (1.5 to 3 pounds). The girls can reach about 45cm in length (18 inches, including tail).
Jills – are intact (non spayed) female ferrets.
Sprite (yep, like the drink) – are spayed female ferrets.
The boys can be much bigger than the females weighing in at1.5 - 2.5 kg’s (3 to 5 pounds). The boys can reach 60cm in length (24 inches, tail included).
Hobs – intact male ferrets.
Gib – spayed male ferret.
Kits – Ferrets under one year of age
Business – a group of ferrets
It’s a relatively short gestation at 42 days.
Average litter size
The average litter size is 8. However, it has been know for litters to range from 1-18.
This occurs from 6-8 weeks.
Color at birth
All ferrets are white at birth, they start to get their
at 3 weeks of age.
are born with their eyes closed; they start to open at around 34 days.
Babies are born deaf and just like the sight they start hearing at around 34 days.
The baby teeth erupt at around 14 days of age. The adult teeth start appearing at around 47 days and are fully erupt (and ready to bite) at 70 days.
Centigrade: 37.8 – 39.4,
Heart Rate (normal)
Species: Mustela putorius furo
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