Ferret

No. 265929

by Safari Ltd
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A member of the weasel family, ferrets are domesticated mammals that are commonly owned as pets all around the world. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why ferrets were domesticated, but there’s strong evidence that they were tamed over 2,500 years ago.

  • Scientific Name: Mustela putorius furo
  • Characteristics: Because they are a member of the weasel family, some cultures use domesticated ferrets as hunting companions. Beautifully crafted and hand painted, this figurine is exceptional as a teaching aid, a toy for imaginative play, or even as an addition to a nature diorama.
  • Size and Color: Standing 2.75 inches tall and 6 inches long, this figurine is roughly the size of a dollar bill stood on its side. Ferrets can come in many different colors, and this one is mainly dark brown and grayish-white.
  • The Ferret is part of the Incredible Creatures® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History:

    Although they are mainly a domesticated species, ferrets have established a handful of colonies in the wild. Wild ferrets can be found in the Shetland Islands and areas of New Zealand. They are able to maintain their population numbers by coexisting and mating with the areas’ native polecats, which are a closely related member of the weasel family.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size in cm: 15.25 L x 6.35 W x 7.25 H
    • Size in inches: 6.0 L x 2.5 W x 2.85 H
    • Scale: 1:4
    • UPC: 095866000127
    Present Status Ferrets are a common household pet, although they are illegal in some areas, mostly from a fear that the domesticated animal will escape and become invasive. Ferrets do not have the necessary skills to live well in the wild and most escapees die within a few days if they are not recovered, although some have survived and even interbred with polecats. They are still used in some areas to hunt small mammals, but that is becoming more rare.