This Site is All About Ferrets…

The Good, The Bad and The Downright Ugly!


This site is all about ferrets, so if you’ve ever wanted a ferret, or you’ve already been taken over by one of these enchanting animals, then you’re in the right place.

Because it’s not only all about ferrets, but a whole lot more – there’s heaps to learn about the whole mustelid family (ferrets, badgers, otters, weasels, stoats, martens, etc).

If you’ve ever wanted to know …

How to look after ferrets
Where ferrets came from
What to look for when buying a ferret
Whether there’s a limit to how many socks they can possibly steal. (By the way, the answer’s “no”)

How to breed ferrets (not for the faint hearted!)
How to ferret proof your house (and why you MUST do it)
How to tell the difference between male and female ferrets
Most people know that a group of ferrets is usually called a “business” but did you know about this other noun?
What to do if your ferret goes walkabout!

and …

for you lucky people in Europe who can take your ferrets on vacation with you, I hope you’ll never need this page but *should* your ferret get sick when you’re in a different country, you can find a ferret vet in (hopefully) any European country you’re in!

Anyhow – that’s the easy stuff – you can find that anywhere!

But how about this … ?

Did Queen Victoria really have ferrets
What the King James Bible says about ferrets
What the “weasel war dance” is all about
Which famous 4th century BC playwright talked about farts which smelled worse than weasels (seriously!)
Who described Noel Coward as “clever as a bag of ferrets”?
The fascination the ancient Anatolians had for weasels in Çatalhöyük
How many “kissing” cousins does the ferret have?
How do you say FERRET in Friulian
What do the words for the song “Pop goes the Weasel” mean?
The advice given to women in childbirth by Pliny the Elder (who was killed in the Vesuvius eruption), in using “fluids coming from a weasel’s uterus”.. Kak – aren’t you glad you don’t live in THOSE days!
What Queen Elizabeth the First’s jeweler used ferret’s teeth for

Now THERE’s some stuff you’re not going to find out easily! Good “quiz night” material too!


But for those of you who are already ferret owners, I would love it if you’d share your stories with all of us and, more importantly, with those who are thinking about becoming ferret owners.
Tell us about the scares you’ve had when you thought you lost your ferret/s and how important it is to ferret proof your house!
Or if you’ve found a decent natural remedy for your sick ferret, please share it with us. That sort of advice will be of huge help to those who find themselves with a sick ferret and are anxious to know how to get additional advice about how to help their pets recover.
And for those of you who’ve lost a ferret to illness, an accident or old age, remember them at the Rainbow Bridge page.
Write a short tribute in their memory … we will all share your sadness but also will be able to celebrate the life of a wonderful pet.



When I said this site is all about ferrets, of course it can’t possibly have EVERYTHING there is to know about ferrets! But what I’ve tried to do is bring you a fascinating collection of things both practical and whimsical.
Everything I’ve learned about keeping these gorgeous little ratbags, loving every minute along the way. Plus a whole boatload of other stuff about ferrets and other mustelids.

So, take a while to visit the links below (or over at the left) and explore the wonderful word of ferrets (and mustelids!)

Enjoy and hooroo! (That’s Aussie for “see ya later”)

Note – no ferrets were harmed in the production of this website. Any similarity between the reader and any of the ferrets illustrated or mentioned in any way, is purely coincidental 😉


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This Site is All About Ferrets… — 17 Comments

  1. Thank you so much, Mojo!! I’m thrilled that you like it and – don’t forget – if you want to learn more about ferrets, just mooch around and see what I’ve written 😀

    Love you, sweetheart!


  2. I love this site so much. it has helped me in learning about the ferret. it is awesome.

  3. oh my goodness. you must know A LOT about ferrets. how do you keep up with it all!

  4. I am just so besotted with these little critters that I love finding out more information about them to share with my readers 🙂
    And … it keeps my brain active so that HOPEFULLY I won’t get Alzheimer’s! LOL!

  5. I have a ferret named Ber and he is a big fat lover and girls you need a boyfriend a ferret makes a perfect one! He does the ferret war dance when he gets a treat 😁. I love this site it is a lot of help bear says thank you and so do I!

  6. Hi Deanna
    So glad you like my site – thanks so much for saying so 😀
    Your Bear sounds like a gorgeous boy! Please give him a big kiss on his nose from the old granny down under – LOL! 😛
    Hugs to Bear from his new buddies, Misha and Grisha!

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