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1

What does the scientific name mean?

Smelly mouse eating thief

2

Gestation period of ferrets?

41-43 days

3

How many breeds does the American ferret association recognize?

30 color variations

4

What is the most common color of ferrets?

Sable

5

Many white markings on their head are....

Congenitally deaf

6

What other animals are included in the group?

Skunks, weasels, minks, badgers

7

Even when their descented, what gives the, a scent?

Sebaceous gland

8

How often can a ferret get a bath?

Once every three months

9

How many permanent teeth do ferrets have?

34

10

Why are they shaped the way they are?

To enter small areas and holds to pursue prey

11

How many ribs does a ferret has?

15

12

Males

Hobs

13

Intact females

Jill

14

Spay female

Sprite

15

Juveniles

Kits

16

Uses of ferrets.

Hunting, pets, rodent control, research

17

How active are ferrets?

25/35% of the day

18

What is unique about their gait?

They can run backwards

19

Where must a litter box be out?

In a corner (they defecate and urinate into the corner)

20

How much protein do they need?

30-40% protein

21

What does lack of food lead to?

Hypoglycemia

22

What does fruit lead to?

Urinary crystals

23

A medical condition that imminently causes death.

Distemper

24

What is unique about the cold and flu?

They're the only animal in the world that can catch the flu from humans (reverse zoonotic)

25

Usually affects spayed females over two years of age.

Cushings

26

What can happen if they're not spayed?

Aplastic anemia

27

Also called green slime disease.

Epi zoonotic catarrhal enteritis

28

Debilitating disease od young and old ferrets.

Epi zoonotic catarrhal enteritis

29

Where can we draw blood?

Lateral staph. Cephalic, right jugular

30

Scientific name for ferrets?

Mustela putorius