Gem Ferret Care Group
Why Ferrets ?
So why do we all keep ferrets and spend our spare time promoting these animals as both pets and working animals?
They have a great character and make very responsive pets.
They can live indoors or outside.
Very few people are allergic to them even if they may be allergic to cats or dogs. -I am one of these people.
We like to be different.
Some of us like to keep up the countryside traditions and work our ferrets. We like rabbit as much as them.
Ø Ferrets are members of the Mustelidae family, and are related to the otter, weasel, polecat, stoat, mink, marten and badger. Until 1997 the skunk was also a member of this group.
Ø It is thought they were first brought to this country by the Romans some two thousand years ago and have been domesticated since then.
Ø Traditionally the ferrets have been used to chase out rabbits and rats from their borrows and homes for the farmer/rabbiter to dispatch the animal. Very rarely does the ferret kill down the hole.
Ø Today, ferrets are just as likely to be kept as pets and many have commented on how good a pet they are.